These Salted Caramel Kiss Cookies are THE cure for any cookies & caramel craving. Soft, chewy, and made with the depth of browned butter. Lightly sprinkled with flaked sea salt. One bite of these caramel kiss cookies = mmm, phenomenal.
Confession: after Valentines Day, I saw a variety of Hershey’s Kisses on sale. And I hoarded without abandon. I normally wouldn’t buy a bag of caramel kisses, but since they were on sale and all, I tossed them in my cart.
After said caramel kisses sat in my pantry a couple weeks, I wasn’t quite sure what I’d do with them. When in doubt, cookies are the answer. That’s often how things go down in my kitchen, anyways.
So, I decided to make caramel kiss cookies. Which is how these Salted Caramel Kiss Cookies came to life…
These little guys turned out super soft, chewy, and rich with the flavors of caramel and browned butter. I rarely brown my butter, but these cookies are simply irresistible because of the golden depth of browned butter.
I cut down quite a bit on the sugar amounts for the cookie dough, in order to balance out the sweetness of the caramel kisses and caramel drizzle. My go-to caramel sauce recipe, by the way, works wonders on these cookies and a myriad of other treats…I use it on these dark fudge brownies, ice-cream, apples, and anything else that shouts out for caramel sauce.
If you’re craving some soft, chewy caramel cookies with a little kiss of chocolate… this is just the thing. Even if you don’t normally buy caramel kisses, one bite of this cookie, and you might just start hoarding them the next time you see them on sale.
These cookies are wonderfully chewy, and I suspect they would keep very well for days at room temp, in an airtight container. Though I wasn’t able to put it to the test, because my entire double batch was eaten up by friends and family in one night. Next time, I’ll hide a few!
- Recipe for Caramel Sauce is here.
Source: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Cookies and Cups
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