Sunday, October 7, 2012

Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

Have you ever had a Salted Caramel Mocha from Starbucks? Well, if you haven't you've got to try one! Whoever originally thought of making a cookie based on the tasty drink is a genius! Seriously, these cookies taste just like the drink. They were incredible, so incredible in fact that I had to send the entire batch to work with my husband!

Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies
Adapted Slightly From The Small Boston Kitchen

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
12 ounces plus 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 stick butter (at room temp) plus additional 2tbsp for caramel
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder
Half of a 12 oz bag of Kraft Caramels
Enough sea salt for each cookie to get a generous pinch ( I used Kosher)

Preheat oven to 375. In a stand mixer, combine butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. Melt the chocolate, either slowly in a microwave or using a double boiler, until consistently full melted and smooth. Combine melted chocolate with egg/sugar mixture and beat until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Gently mix in the flour mixture by thirds into the egg/sugar mixture. Blend until well combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, drop batter by the teaspoon full. Bake for 8-10 minutes (the cookies will still be soft when they come out of the oven). Transfer the cookies onto a wire cooling rack and cool completely. Once the cookies have completely cooled, swirl the caramel on top with a spoon and top with a generous pinch of sea salt.

For the Caramel
In a small sauce pan, melt the Caramel and 2 tbsp Butter. Drizzle over the cookies.  Enjoy!

This Recipe can also be found at this Link Party


  1. Those look SO good! One of these days I'm going to have to try some of the recipes you post :) I heard we both lost some "good" coaches today...yours better then mine :(

    Would love if you stopped by Super Sunday Sync today.

  2. Wow, fancy pants! They look yummy :)


  3. I love every flavor in this cookie!! Yum! I've never had the Starbucks drink, but I may have to try that and these cookies!

  4. I've never had the drink but I'm guessing I would be a fan because I'm loving these cookies!! Thanks so much for sharing at MTM Mondays!

  5. I've never tried the coffee before but these cookies sound amazing. Pinning!

  6. Wow - that looks SOO amazing!! I'm pinning this to try later. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!


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