I’m quite sure that Santa is a foodie. I truly believe that “between season” he spends lots of time sipping on ice wine while cooking and baking with Mrs. Claus. I don’t want to spread rumors but I’ve heard he is into trendy venison burgers and cool maple bacon snowcones. And I know for a fact that he would never turn down anything that incorporates the latest salted caramel craze.
You know I love that salty sweet thang – ala the Sweet & Salty Chocolate Pretzel Shortbread – and so does Santa.
So I made him these sorta salted caramel chocolate chip cookies and here is how I made them.
2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp kosher salt (heaping)
1 cup butter, room temperature is best
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 large egg
2 cups chocolate chips – milk or dark chocolate whatever you love
½ cup Hershey’s Skor Toffee Bits
Preheat oven to 3500.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips & skor bits in a bowl. Set aside.
Cream butter, brown sugar, egg & vanilla until fluffy.
Add flour, chocolate chips and skor bits on a low speed until flour mixes in.
Use a small ice cream scoop to make cookie balls about ¼ cup.
Place on parchment lined (always!) cookie sheets. NOTE: The cookies spread quite a lot. I have large (16”x21.5”) sheets and I put 15 on each sheet (the recipe makes 30 large cookies) – so judge accordingly.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool and place on plate for the big guy. I used a “fancy” glass for his milk but these would also go very nicely with a glass of scotch (which Santa may really enjoy as he works so hard one day a year;)
My only fear with these cookies is that Santa may not leave to make it around the world delivering gifts, but make them anyways because they are so good.