Down By the Sea

Ever hear of the term Thirsty Thursday?  Well, not completely in the same sense, but this picture will certainly have you craving a tall glass of milk 🙂

Recognize this?  If you had stopped by yesterday, you would know I promised a certain recipe.  Well, here we go.  I originally spotted it on Pinterest, so you can thank my wonderful procrastinating skills for finding something so delicious it’s practically unbelievable.  If nothing else, it’s a well-needed change of pace from the normal chocolate chip cookie.  Also, it’s something about sea salt that makes me think of the ocean and summertime.  Oh warm weather, where art thou?  Who else is totally a summer child?

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
~12 cookies (1/2 batch)


1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
6 oz butter (softened)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 wrapped caramels (cut into small pieces ~5 or 6)
sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 325F.  Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
2. Using a hand mixer (or standing mixer), cream the butter and sugars together.  Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well.  Start to slowly add in the flour until a dough forms.
3. Ford in the chocolate chips (but NOT the caramels just yet). Make sure not to overmix the dough 🙂
4. Set the dough in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes (or even up to 5 days if you are that on top of things).  When ready, place tablespoons full of dough onto a baking sheet.
5.  Place a few pieces of caramel onto the tops of the cookies and back for about 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned.
6.  When you remove the cookies from the oven, sprinkle a little sea salt on the top of each one.


How is that for a quick and easy recipe? And if my day couldn’t get any better, we had a traveling petting zoo on campus.  HELLO LLAMAS!!!


Do you have a favorite cookie?  Any requests/ideas/recommendations of what to make next or experiment with?

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
– George Bernard Shaw