I only recently realized how great sea salt goes with sweet things — you’d think with how long the salted caramel craze has been around I would have tried it out sooner, but I’m stubborn and stuck in my ways, what can I say! Turns out it’s delicious and the salty sweet combination can’t be beat. I’ve seen a lot of salted caramel cookies that pull from a chocolate chip cookie base, but I thought I’d try mine out with a sugar cookie and see where I wound up. The experiment was a success and these were totally delicious 🙂
You will need:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of Kraft caramel bits plus a splash of milk, microwaved & melted for drizzle
Coarse sea salt to taste, for sprinkling
Preheat your oven to 375. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Scoop rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes, until slightly golden.
While your cookies are cooling prepare your caramel drizzle by microwaving your milk and caramel bits in 30 second increments, mixing in between, until smooth. I overdid the milk in mine and it was still delicious, but be sure to be gentle with your splash of milk 🙂 Once caramel is drizzled, sprinkle sea salt on to taste, and you’re good to go!