Wednesday, September 21, 2011

caramel kit kat cookie

Halloween is coming.  We still have Easter candy ... no lie. I am going to use up all of the Easter candy before the Halloween candy arrives.  I could just throw it out but, it is still good and I like to prepare my body for the October sugar rush and calorie fest.  It is really just the only nice thing to do.  I don't want to shock my system.  I have not looked at the Easter candy in awhile.  In my head I had a ton of twix bars left.  I was all set out to add 2 sticks of butter and 2 cups of sugar to the lonely twix bars and make twix gooey butter cake.  I like butter.  When I got Carter seated at the table to unwrap the candy I realized I did not have twix bars I had kit kat bars and I did not have more then 1 cup chopped.  I had my mind set on twix.  I wanted the caramel, cookie and milk chocolate.  Instead of running to the store I made do with the kit kats while explaining to Carter sometimes really good things can be discovered from mistakes.  Inside I was thinking these cookies are going to suck.  Well we were both pleasantly surprised.  The cookies were so good.  They are a bit crispy on the edges but, so soft and chewy on the inside from the caramel bits.  Now I have another cookie recipe for all those lonely Halloween kit kat bars.

caramel kit kat cookie
source: sweet flours

2 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped kit kat bars
1 cup caramel bits
1 cup milk chocolate chunks

Preheat oven 325°. 

In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and beat at low-speed just until combined. Gently stir in the kit kat chunks, caramel bits and chips.  Scoop dough onto silpat lined baking sheet and bake 15-18 minutes.  Let cookies cool on sheet as caramel may have oozed out a bit (yum).


Aimee said...

Um, hello, my name is Aimee and I think I'm your twin :) These cookies look awesome. I just made cookies using some candy too (haven't yet blogged it...tomorrow!!). But I must say, I love Kit Kats!!!

Beth said...

I like butter too. What a great way to use up Halloween/Easter candy! (But how can you keep it so long? It gets eaten really, really quickly in my house.)

SugarBeam said...

ooooo! Kit Kats are my favorite!!

Anonymous said...

I love when recipes work out like that. Such a pleasant surprise! These cookies sound really delicious. I'm pretty sure we still have Easter candy as well, ha!

That Girl said...

We just finished up the Easter candy...

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I love kit kats! Those and rolos were my favorite growing up and still are! These cookies looks so cute and so delicious. The perfect combo of cookie to candy! Awesome job

sportsglutton said...

Twix are my preferred candy (if candy is ever around), but I love how you improvised here and made something new and delicious!

Jennifer said...

Oh WOW! These look soooo good!

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Lizzy said...

I'm so glad you invented these marvelous cookies so we ALL can now make them! Mmmmmm....I love anything with caramel :)

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