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Easy Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies

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These are delicious and super simple to make, as well as being wheat and gluten free. Nutty, chocolatey, and oozing with salted caramel goodness. Just follow these simple steps and enjoy...
 
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Step 1: Gather your ingredients

You will need:

• A small jar of peanut butter - 8oz / 227g
• Sugar
• An egg
• Sea salt
• Chocolate covered caramel

I like to use chunky peanut butter for extra nuttiness, but smooth would work too. I used a large bar of Galaxy caramel, but any chocolate covered caramel will do - either a bar that can be broken into chunks, or individual pieces.

Step 2: Making the dough

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This cookie dough is so simple - just three ingredients, and no fiddly measuring or weighing!

First, empty the jar of peanut butter into a mixing bowl.

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Next, refill the jar with sugar and add to the bowl.

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Then add the egg.

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Mix the ingredients together until they form a nice firm even dough. This should only take a minute or so.

Step 6: Roll out the dough

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Now we're going to roll the dough out flat. You might find this stage easier if you chill the dough for half an hour first to make sure its nice and firm rather than soft and sticky.

Place the dough on a large sheet of plastic wrap and roll it out until its nice and thin - around an 1/8 of an inch - and roughly rectangular in shape.

Step 7: Add the caramel pieces

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Add the pieces of chocolate covered caramel to one half of the dough only, evenly spaced - each one will form the centre of a cookie.

Step 8: Add the salt

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Add a good pinch of salt on top of each caramel piece. Use the best sea salt you can find, and don't be afraid to add plenty - salty caramel is delicious!

Step 9: Form the cookies

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Carefully lift up the other free side of the dough using the plastic wrap, and fold it over the caramel pieces. Leaving the wrap in place, gently press the dough down around the pieces to seal them into parcels. Take a knife and cut the dough into squares around these parcels to create little pillows - like ravioli.
ecsaul231 year ago
these look sooooo good
That's really clever!
H0rns (author) 1 year ago
Thanks guys. They were delicious. I'm just sad now that they're almost all gone...
bajablue1 year ago
Excellent job! Amazing "Who knew?" cookies!! Faved!!!
You rock. These are great cookies
Oh those sound so wonderfully awesome! I love chocolate caramel filled cookies :D