Introduction: Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup butter flavored shortening

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup salted caramel chips

2 4-oz bags SOFT caramels

Step 1: Make

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. {I use these parchment sheets– love them!}

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and shortening. Add in sugars and eggs and mix once more.

Add in 1/2 the flour, the baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add in remaining flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and salted caramel chips. {If you can’t find these, just use 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chips instead. I find them at my local Kroger grocery store and they’re heavenly!}

Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough (I use this cookie scoop here) and take 1 unwrapped caramel and stuff it in the center. Adjust the dough around the caramel so that it’s covered completely.

Place 9 balls of dough on a cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes.

Once baked, transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool a few minutes and ENJOY!