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Looking to step up your Cookie Swap game this year?! Well, look no further, because I have the perfect cookie for you. The Cookie Swap is BY FAR my favorite holiday tradition. Mostly because it is one of the few times a year it's socially appropriate to eat a ridiculous amount of cookies and not feel guilty about it.
But I also like seeing the variety that a Cookie Swap brings. Everyone tries to go above and beyond to create an original and delicious cookie. I am no different. Every year I try to come up with something better and more creative than the year before.
This year's cookie inspiration did not come from Pinterest or Martha Stewart Magazine. It actually came when I went to get a snack in the fridge. My roommate had gotten a Caramel Gingerbread Chocolate Bar from Trader Joe's and it just hit me.
The chocolate and caramel paired so well with the gingerbread I found myself wondering why I hadn't thought about this before?! So I went straight to my kitchen and started baking. This cookie is so soft and chewy (which is my favorite kind of cookie) and the flavor is INSANE. Then you add the crunch of the chocolate chunks and the sweetness of the caramel - it's GAME OVER.
*Makes 24 cookies
I made these cookies last night and while they tasted yummy, somehow the caramel bites (Werther's Chewy Caramel Bites) that I bought didn't bake so good. I was wondering what you used and if there was a special baking caramel that I should be aware of?
Hi Megan! I usually use Kraft Caramel Bits. They are great for baking. Did you put the Werther's in the dough just like they came out of the package? Or did you cut them up? The chunks of caramel might have been too big.