Chocolate Chip Caramel Pecan Cookies- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
These cookies are dangerously good, this is your warning!
As you know for the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel I don't hold back from any caramel recipe. I've done a caramel cookie with snickers here, but this is a whole different kind of treat.
Before you begin, consider what kind of caramel you are using! I used real, salted caramel which cannot be baked for the entire length of the prescribed recipe. If you wanted to add caramel to the dough and then bake it, you would need to use a Kraft caramel square.
I learned this because I initially made the cookies by putting a couple of caramel bits on the top of the dough and when you scroll down you will see what happened. There is a perfected way of working with real caramel below too!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
Yields: 24 Cookies
1 large egg, at room temperature
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
14 wrapped real caramel squares, cut into 4 pieces