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Double Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 bars softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Arm and Hammer Baking Soda
  • 2 1/4 - 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

For the caramel layer:

  • 11 oz soft caramels (unwrapped)
  • 3 TBS heavy cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil and coat completely with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and white sugar for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla, and stir to combine.
  • Add in the salt, baking soda, flour and cocoa powder, and mix until just combined.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Press half of the cookie dough evenly into the baking dish.
  • Add the caramels and heavy cream in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Heat caramels, stirring often, until they are creamy.
  • Pour caramel sauce over the cookie dough.
  • Drop remaining cookie dough over the caramel by the tablespoon.
  • Bake bars in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the center is just set.
  • Remove bars from the pan with the foil and cut and serve.