We have a new favorite cookie in our house. These yummy Salted Caramel Cookie Cups have replaced our previous favorite, the Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie, which I never thought would happen. But, they are sooooo good! They’re also super simple to make, which means my little helpers can lend a hand, which they LOVE!
- 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup caramel bits
- 1 tsp coarse salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place paper liners in a standard size muffin tin.
In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla extract until well blended. Add baking powder and egg and beat until well blended. Mix in flour a little at a time, beating until just combined.
Scoop dough by rounded tablespoons into each muffin cup. Make a small indentation in the top of each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies start to brown a little.
Remove the pan from the oven and place the caramel pieces on top of each cookie, pressing down a bit to keep them in place. Bake again for an additional 5-6 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with coarse salt. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.