Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramelized Sugar

I thought this one sounded interesting, with its several types of sugar. I didn’t find the flavor of the caramelized sugar super strong/noticeable, but you can tell they’re not just straight sugar or brown sugar cookies, and it’s a good, different flavor! I’ll be trying the caramelized sugar in some other recipes in the future, and will let you know how it works out!

IMG_6775Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup caramelized sugar*
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

*To make the caramelized sugar, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread a cup of granulated sugar over the pan, and bake until caramelized, watching closely. The recipe I was reading said 1-2 minutes, but mine didn’t start melting for probably more like 15 minutes! Just keep baking until it’s mostly melted. I didn’t want to wait for the last bits to melt, as I was afraid the darker bits were getting close to burnt, and burnt sugar tastes TERRIBLE.

IMG_6766Let the melted sugar cool until hard, several minutes.

IMG_6767 IMG_6768Break into a few pieces to fit in the bowl of a food processor, and process until ground small. This will make more than is needed for the recipe, so you can use the rest in new recipes.

IMG_6769Reheat the oven to 375, if necessary, and line two baking sheets with parchment.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

Put the 1/2 cup caramelized sugar, and the other sugars, in the food processor and process briefly to combine.

Combine the sugars and butter in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

IMG_6770Add the vanilla and beat briefly, then the eggs one at a time, beating after each.

IMG_6771Gradually mix the bowl of dry goods into the sugar mixture, then add the chocolate chips. Scoop into balls on the lined sheets.

IMG_6772Bake 9-11 minutes. I think my dough balls were a bit on the big side, so they needed 11 minutes.

IMG_6773

Like many cookies, they come out puffy and then flatten out a bit.

Let cool several minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

IMG_6774Well worth trying out!

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramelized Sugar

From Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.

  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup caramelized sugar*
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

*To make the caramelized sugar, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread a cup of granulated sugar over the pan, and bake until caramelized, watching closely. Let the melted sugar cool until hard, several minutes. Break into a few pieces to fit in the bowl of a food processor, and process until ground small.

Reheat the oven to 375, if necessary, and line two baking sheets with parchment.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

Put the 1/2 cup caramelized sugar, and the other sugars, in the food processor and process briefly to combine. Combine the sugars and butter in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat briefly, then the eggs one at a time, beating after each. Gradually mix the bowl of dry goods into the sugar mixture, then add the chocolate chips.

Scoop into balls on the lined sheets, and bake 9-11 minutes. Let cool several minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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