I am a loyal reader of King Arthur Flour’s The Baking Sheet newsletter. In the summer edition, one of the recipes that grabbed my attention was for this chocolate-caramel cookie. I am actually not a huge fan of caramel, but Quinn definitely is. Always aiming to please, I added it to the top of my “to-make” list.
I didn’t find strong butterscotch flavoring locally, but that did offer me the chance to order it from The Baker’s Catalogue. And, obviously, you can’t just order that one little thing. Once I got that (and a few other things), I was ready to go.
I have to say that even though I don’t care much for caramel, these cookies are delicious. The overall flavor is wonderful, and not too heavy on the caramel/butterscotch. They also have a light texture, with just a little crunch thanks to the turbinado sugar coating. Of course, they are also aesthetically pleasing – little round cookies with a caramel-filled chocolate kiss right on top.
As for Quinn’s opinion of them, well, let’s just say that there was no sharing of these cookies. I was lucky to get even just a few.