While I was at the local Woolies the other day (replacing the ingredients I have been using from Mum’s cupboard!), I came across ‘Caramel Bits’ by Nestle. I have seen them a couple of times before, but usually when I’m doing the grocery shopping I don’t have the luxury of spending time looking different products.
On an impulse I grabbed a bag, thinking I could substitute them for chocolate chips in another recipe – admittedly I was thinking of adding them to brownies since they are my latest obsession. Normally I don’t pay attention to the recipes on the back of bags/containers etc, for some reason I am a snob and think they will be rubbish – this time I thought I would give it a go.
It’s an easy recipe, and of course I tried a couple of the caramel chips on their own, I found them to be very sweet and was concerned how the cookies were going to turn out. There was no need to worry, they tasted delicious! The family thought they were good, and as always my little helper tried one and liked it.
I will certainly make these Caramel Chip Cookies again and think next time I might add some chopped walnuts and coconut… yum! I have also made a promise to myself to not be such a recipe snob in the future 🙂
Caramel Chip Cookies
- 125 g butter softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups self raising flour - sifted
- 250 g caramel bits
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees and grease and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
- Place butter, brown sugar, and egg in bowl of an electric mixer, beat until mixture is pale and creamy
- Stir in flour, add caramel bits and mix until well combined
- Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls, place on prepared trays about 4cm apart and flatten slightly.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden.
- Set aside on trays for 5 minutes to cool and then transfer onto wire rack to cool completely