These Bourbon Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES I HAVE EVER HAD! Sorry if that is in all caps, I just don’t know how else to convey the deliciousness of these cookies! What makes them so good? Well, I personally think it is the delicious caramel they are made with, Salted Bourbon Caramel from Fat Toad Farm. Fat Toad Farm generously sent me a wonderful ‘Toadally’ Cute gift box set of 4 caramel sauces to give away to one of the awesome Sweetphi readers, see below to enter!
How did I even come across this amazing caramel you may ask? Well, this past September my husband and I went on a wonderful vacation to Portland and Seattle, and while we were in Seattle we of course had to go to the famous Pike Place Market (if you’d like to see more pictures of our vacation, click here.)
So while we’re walking down the street we got stopped by a specialty store handing out samples of Salted Bourbon Caramel with a little pretzel. Never one to turn down a free sample, I tried one (immediately thinking of ways I could take a few more samples without being too obvious) and turned around to my husband and gently pulled his arm to get his attention and said ‘HONEY, did you try this? OMG it’s SO GOOD!’ He laughed and said ‘yes honey, you’re not having a private caramel tasting here, it is really good, lets get some to take home.’
We purchased some and headed home. Fast forward a few months, I was baking chocolate chip cookies and saw the jar of caramel in my cabinet and decided to add it to the cookie dough, and the result…well, the result was so good that I emailed Fat Toad Farm and told them about how good their caramel was, and they graciously sent me the cutest little gift box for a giveaway, it even comes in the wooden box as seen in the picture above and below!
I have made these Bourbon Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 times already, and each time they come out as perfectly as they did the first time! I brought some over to my in-laws, and my husbands sweet little cousin had a cookie and came over to me and said ‘Phi, these are the best cookies I’ve ever had.’ How sweet is that? totally made my day, and I even was able to capture a few photos of him eating the cookies!!
When making the cookie dough, you’ll add a little of the caramel sauce into the dough, and then add a little more on top before baking. After your house smells amazing and these beauties are done baking, sprinkle a little Fleur de Sel De – French Sea Salt on top, and enjoy!
A little about the farm that makes the delicious caramel: Fat Toad Farm is run by a husband, wife and their two lovely daughters and is located in Central Vermont. They started out hand milking a lovely French Alpine doe named Jupiter in their garage, and seven years later are milking Jupiter’s great, great, great, granddaughter Artemis and 52 of her closest caprine friends in a modern parlor. The family has spent the last seven years building a high-quality herd of French Alpine milking goats and perfecting the art of caramel making (if you follow this blog you will know how much I admire caramel making, having burned a few spatulas in the task, and mine was nowhere near as good as the caramel sauce Fat Toad Farm makes!) They have an variety of truly fantastic caramel sauces, and a beautiful blog with stories and delicious recipes I will definitely be checking out frequently!
To enter the giveaway, simply sign up for the Fat Toad Farm email newsletter and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite way to use caramel sauce is (please also fill out the widget so I know you’ve entered – plus there are more entries available!) 1 Lucky winner will receive a ‘Toadally Cute’ gift box containing four 2oz jars of creamy goat’s milk caramel sauces – one jar of each of – Original, Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon, and new Salted Bourbon.
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And now, here is the recipe:
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 2 oz Vegetable Shortening
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Cup Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce or I've used any kind of caramel sauce on hand -whether it be store bought or home made!
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 Cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbs Fleur De Sel Sea Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream butter, vegetable shortening and white and brown sugar until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl down. Add vanilla extract and egg. Beat until combined. Add 1/4 cup Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce and beat until the cookie dough is a beautiful light brown color, scrape down sides of the bowl.
- Add the Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, then beat until it is all incorporated.
- Now, with a wooden spoon (I've heard it's very important to use a wooden spoon for this step) stir in the chocolate chips.
- With a spoon scoop up 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and form a ball with hands, flatten a little and press thumb in the middle to create a little well, lay on parchment paper covered baking sheet. With a spoon drizzle a little (about 1/4 tsp each) caramel sauce into the well on the cookie. Place cookies a good inch apart as they will spread out. I got 3 cookies to a row-and 4 rows, for a total of 12 cookies per baking sheet.
- Bake for 13 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle each cookie with a little Fleur De Sel, let sit for 5 minutes, then move to a cooling rack, allow to cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!
Disclaimer: Fat Toad Farm provided the ‘Toadally Cute Petit Jar Caramel Gift Box’ prize for the giveaway after I contacted them because I was so impressed with their amazingly delicious products. As always, all above thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands and products that make the Sweetphi blog possible!
Caramel sauce is the best thing ever! I’ve used it over cheesecake, which was amazing. Can’t wait to try these cookies!
Oh yum….over cheesecake sounds amazing! Thanks for entering!
These cookies look amazing!! And I love anything with caramel… 🙂 Would love to sample the Fat Toad Farm version…
Thanks for entering 🙂
I love it over vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
Yum and yum to caramel over both flavors 🙂
signed up for the newsletter… and I just had my first petite jar of salted bourbon caramel and my boyfriend and I just split it with a spoon! It was too good…
Thanks for entering…their caramel is second to none…it’s sooo good! Best of luck!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
Over ice cream!!!!
Yes yes yes, over ice cream it is amazing!
Sarah Elyce says
I signed up for the newsletter. 🙂 My favorite way to use caramel sauce is to have a hot brownie sundae (vanilla ice cream) with both warm caramel sauce and hot fudge over top. I’m salivating just thinking of it now.
Oh my goodness…I’m salivating too just hearing it! Yum!! And thanks for entering 🙂
Caramel swirl brownies – my favorite! Signed up for the newsletter under susitravl at gmail dot com
Caramel swirl brownies sound fantastic! Thanks for entering!
I love carmel in Carmelita bars
Oh carmelita bars!!! I totally forgot about those, I had them once and they were soooo yummy, I think i’m going to have to dig up my recipe and make them now 🙂
I love caramel sauce on apples!
yum! I do too, it’s such a great flavor combo. Thanks for entering!
Caramel sauce over ice cream is delicious, but I’d love to try the cookie recipe you posted!
Maya F says
I like to use caramel sauce with apple slices, vanilla ice cream, and warm baked desserts mmmmmm
All those combos are making my mouth water! yummm!
I signed up for their e-mails. I like to put caramel sauce over ice cream.
Thanks for entering and commenting, I just had caramel sauce over ice cream tonight 🙂
OMG! first things first. how do you pronounce it? Car-mel? or CA-RA-MEL? I go with the second one! 😀 anywho! I tend to not like many desserts, but if it has nuts or caramel, I will DEVOUR it 😀 Over the holidays I made some thumbprint cookies with caramel in the middle and they are DELICIOUS! But growing up I used to ALWAYS loooove getting the little soft cubed caramel candies or the Cow tails! 😀 mmmm…just thinking of those two makes me want to run to the store! I will definitely have to try this recipe though! Thanks for all of your awesome recipes! 🙂
Your comment totally made me laugh.out.loud!! I definitely say CA-RA-MEL, so I’m with you there girl! And if you were to ask me what the best cookie I’ve ever made is, I would have to say these…and I made them 3 times (for ‘recipe testing’ of course) and everyone loved them!
I love caramel anything and these cookies look absolutely amazing!
Thanks for the comment about the cookies 🙂 And of course thanks for entering, good luck 🙂
Best cookies ever Philia! Caramel is the best on Turtle Sundaes! Love the salty-sweet combo, just like the caramel you used in the cookies 🙂
Yay! So glad you like them! And yuuummm…turtle sundaes…I love the salty-sweet combo too!!
Adding caramel sauce over ice cream has always been a fav 🙂
Thanks for commenting girl! I don’t know why, but until recently I had never had caramel on ice cream, now that I have….I’m hooked 🙂
Love to pour caramel on ice cream or bake it into cookies. I’ve been wanting to try Fat Toad Farm caramel sauce ever since I saw them featured in a Mantry box.
That’s awesome that you’ve heard of Fat Toad Farm…they’re caramel sauce is truly delish! Thanks for entering and good luck 🙂
Love caramel on ice cream and these cookies. Wish I could have another one!
Awe, thanks for the comment, and I’m so glad you liked the cookies! Thanks for entering 🙂
Bill Belcher says
This would be delicious with apple pie and vanilla ice cream!
Thanks for commenting Bill, and yummmmm….apple pie with vanilla ice cream and Fat Toad Farm Caramel…that house heavenly!
Holy YUM! These cookies look delightful, Sweet Phi! I’m so glad you enjoy our caramel sauces. Can we share your recipe and beautiful photos on the Fat Toad Farm blog? Can’t wait to make these!
-Fat Toad Farm
Hi Hannah, thank you for your sweet comment, please go ahead and share away!!!
I’ve actually had Fat Toad Farm caramel before and it is a-maz-ing!! I can find an excuse to put caramel on everything, so I’m not sure if I have a single favorite way of using it. That being said, there’s nothing like a warm blondie brownie topped with cool ice cream and a drizzle of warm carmel…mmmm.
Wow-that sounds absolutely delicious Liz…I may have to make something like that tonight!!
I love caramel on everything. I’m much more of a caramel girl than a chocolate one, so I want it on all things, all the time. What a great giveaway!
Haha, love that you love caramel! I honestly don’t know why it took me so long in life to discover caramel, but ever since I have I can’t get enough of it! Yum! Thanks for commenting 🙂
Tina Truex says
These look so yummy! I will have to try them. I love to use caramel on my ice cream!
Thanks for commenting Tina! These cookies are definitely worth trying 🙂 Thanks for entering
Natalie Brown says
Ok. I was confused. I singed up for their newsletter also using the same email address – email@example.com
So sorry about the confusion, is there anything I can help clarify? Please email me with ANY quesitons at firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Natalie Brown says
Hi! I singed up for your newsletter – @email@example.com. My favorite way to use caramel sauce would be over vanilla ice cream. Boring, I know. lol But Yummy!! Thank-you
Totally not boring at all-I love it over vanilla ice cream as well!! Thank you for entering 🙂
Thanks Brittany! The Fat Toad Farm caramel sauces are soooooo good!
These cookies look amazing Sweetphi, love Pikes market!
Thanks for the comment Cheri, the cookies were great…and it’s so nice to hear that you like Pikes place also 🙂
These do taste super amazing!
Thank you thank you 🙂