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Aug 15, 2011

Two Chip Caramel drop cookies: A sweet Monday

Monday tends to be one of the worst days of the week, especially since it is right after the weekend. However, I am here to sweeten up your Monday with a sweet recipe! Mmmm, it is cookie time!

Two Chip Caramel Drop Cookies


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup (or approx. 8 oz) of semi sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup (or approx. 8 oz) of dark chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 cup (or to taste) of caramel squeeze dessert topping [Optional]
  • 2 cups of crushed pretzels (keep them chunky though) [Optional]
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Put out 2 sheets of wax paper or get out your cooling rack(s). Get out your cookie sheets and put parchment paper on them or spray with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and beat well. Then, beat in the vanilla.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the baking powder and flour.
  6. Gradually add flour mix to the wet mix and mix together until combined.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips [pretzels and caramel as well if you are using them].
  8. Drop by heaping tablespoons (I like to use a melon scooper) approximately 2 inches apart on your baking sheet. (It is a nice time to mention that parchment paper is a wonderful thing to use on baking sheets. Hardly any mess!)
  9. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  10. Cool for 2 minutes before moving onto wax paper or cooling rack. 
Yield: 4-6 dozen cookies

With or without the caramel and pretzels, these are still heavenly. You could also add in 1 cup of chopped peanuts/nuts and 1 cup of raisins/dried fruit to add to the sweet and salty aspect if you wish.

Anyway, I hope that your Monday is a little bit sweeter. Thank you for reading and as always...

Bon app├ętit!

PS: This is where I got the basis for this cookie recipe. :)  I adore this recipe book!

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