I ran out of baking inspiration. It seems silly, I know. Normally, I’ve got a slew of recipes and ideas on the back-burner, but lately, I just haven’t felt like making much of anything. I went to the store Sunday afternoon and bought a bunch of baking supplies in the hopes that I’d suddenly find the perfect recipe to make. It worked, once I came across the recipe for these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I usually try and avoid making cookies for the most part, believe it or not. It’s not that I don’t like them. My problem is that I like them too much. Just this morning I had about 8 of these with my first cup of coffee. That’s the breakfast of champions right there. Cake, cupcakes, even pie, they all take work to consume. Not so with cookies. Two bites and they’re gone. So then you need another. And another. And then before you know it, there’s nothing but crumbs at the bottom of the cookie jar, and five more pounds on your backside.
That being said, these cookies are worth it. There are chewy bits of caramel strewn between the chocolate chips, and thanks to the trend (I know, I’m always light years behind the cool food trends–It’s part of the trouble with living in the middle of nowhere) of putting cornstarch in cookie dough, they’re soft. I didn’t get puffy soft cookies, I got chewy ones, which is just fine with me.
Then again, it’s not the end of the world if I eat them all (nor would it be the first/last time that’s happened)!