If you are wondering how caramel bits would work in drop cookies, then this recipe is for you. It combines an earlier recipe with espresso powder, an egg yolk and caramel bits for Caramel Macchiato Cookies.
Below are the usual measurements, but you can adjust the amount of chocolate and caramel. Make sure you use parchment paper or nonstick foil, because the cookies come out of the oven pretty sticky. They do firm up and the caramel bits add a nice chew and flavor.
Update: I haven’t tried them yet, but word on the street is Ghirardelli is selling caramel flavored chips. I may try making the macchiato cookies with these.
Caramel Macchiato Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar, packed
- 1/3 cup (40 grams)unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup (33 grams) vegetable shortening
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup Kraft caramel bits (more if you like)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment.
- Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; Set aside.
- Using high speed of an electric mixer, beat both sugars, butter and shortening until creamy. Beat in espresso powder. Reduce speed to low and mix in egg, egg yolk and vanilla - do not overbeat after adding the egg. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until flour is incorporated. Add chocolate chips and caramel bits.
- Drop cookies by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden around edges and set. Transfer to a rack to cool.