Laurie's Kitchen

A cooking blog of some of my favorites

Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt October 16, 2011

Filed under: Caramel,Chocolate,Cookies,Dessert — laurms15 @ 10:42 am

Another fantastic Pintrest (love) recipe. Notice the theme? Pintrest is my new favorite pastime.


1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (I used dark cocoa)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Soft caramel, rolled into little balls (I used KRAFT Caramels but I need to find something different as they were not soft enough.)
Sea salt


Preheat oven to 350ºF; line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sift together flour, soda, and salt; set aside.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars (mixture will resemble coarse sand). Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist. Wrap the chocolate dough around the caramel balls. Place balls on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.

These are amazing served with vanilla ice cream!

Original Recipe


Caramel Brownies February 14, 2011

Filed under: Brownies,Caramel,Chocolate,Dessert — laurms15 @ 12:49 pm

Caramel Brownies (fondly known by family and friends as crack brownies)

1 pkg. 12 oz. chocolate chips
1 pkg. 14 oz. Kraft caramels
1 pkg. Chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9 inch pan. Melt caramels
with 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk. In large mixing bowl combine 1/3 cup evaporated milk, melted butter, and cake mix. Spread 1/2 cake mixture in pan and bake 6 minutes.

While cake is hot, sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Spread melted
caramel mixture over chocolate chips and crumble remaining cake
mixture over caramels. Bake for 20 minutes or until done.