Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chocolate Caramel Bit Cookies




I should have guessed it.

Picture this. Your husband and your 3 year old go on a daddy daughter vacation for 10 days to the east coast. You have never ever ever been alone in well, 3 years. When you first ponder this trip you day dream about all of your time, naps, and general goofing off that will take place.





Now the day has arrived and they are gone, and your lost. My heart aches a little, my time away is super hard to enjoy.

The oddest thing, I miss them and they are so much a part of me that I would rather be drop dead tired taking care of my family then lounging around the house alone.

"Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh." I miss them.





Here are the things I miss currently

1. Indigo & Husband
2. Fitting into Size 8 pants
3. Eating everything that I want when I want
4. Eating everything that I want when I want and fitting into a size 8 pant
5. The chocolate caramel chip cookies in this post - yes they are gone
6. Fitting into size 10 pants after number 5





INGREDIENTS (2-3 dozen)
Delightfully borrowed from Rookie Cookies

2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup caramel bits or chopped up caramel squares
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips





DIRECTIONS

Set oven to 350°F.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar. Add eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in caramel bits and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Open up and say “yes please”, then sign up for a membership at your local gym.


43 comments:

Julie said...

Aw, I know you'll be overjoyed when your family is back together. These cookies sound like a great way to fill the void :)

sherri lynn said...

These look SO good! I'm very tempted to put these on my to-make list for this week!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

I miss all of those things too! Except maybe number 1, as that might be a bit weird! These cookies look amazing by the way, and yes I know what you mean when you say if one person is missing, it's like the whole world has gone funny.. :)

SprinkleBakes said...

Those are so yummy-looking! I know what it's like to miss someone like that... very difficult but the reunion is that much sweeter! Big (((hugs))) from me to you. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cookies look amazing!

Cheers,

Rosa

Tracy said...

Aww. Just think though of how happy you'll all be to see each other when they come back home. :-) These cookies look lovely too!

Raina said...

I can totally understand how you feel; hope the ten days go by real quick for you.

These cookies look awesome:)

Readable Eatables said...

Those look amazing! Love the pictures too :)

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Aw, I hope you enjoy your time off to yourself!

Julia said...

Make another batch, and drink wine, not milk this time That'll remove some of the 'a' from your waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh. LOVE these cookies, and I hope your 10 days alone is tolerable :)

The Harried Cook said...

10 days away! Wow... I can't imagine how you're surviving... but you should take this time to catch up on some R&R, and 'me' time... and make another batch of these cookies to see you through! They look incredibly good! That gooey caramel is calling out to me! Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

Jade said...

I know you miss them but it will make your time together when they return so special. Chocolate and carmel are the perfect pair. Thank you for sharing this!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

These cookies are beautiful. Well worth an extra mile or twelve at the gym. :) Sorry you are missing your family so much. I can't imagine that many days on my own. I'm sure it sounded good in theory. :( Hopefully the rest of the trip will fly by quickly and then they will be back home with you!

baking.serendipity said...

These cookies look fantastic! Hope that the daddy/daughter trip goes by quick...and that you have the ingredients on hand for a second batch to ease the pain of missing them :)

Yummy Mummy said...

Oh Darling, I'm sorry you're missing your loves. When my hubby is out of town I drink a lot of wine and eat a lot of cookies, so looks like you're on the right track ;)

scrambledhenfruit said...

I'm a step ahead of you- I already have a gym membership. :) Those cookies look awesome! Sorry you're missing your family- chocolate does help.

Foodness Gracious said...

The cookies look (looked?) awesome and I loved your list, too funny..
Thanks for sharing and make many calls and texts to the hubby and your daughter!

cookies and cups said...

The caramel bits look awesome inside the cookie!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

This is cookie perfection in my book! I love chocolate and love caramel used in baked goodies, so yeah... These are perfect! And I'd say, try to still enjoy your time alone, I believe after rest you'll have even more drive to enjoy the time with your family!

Sinful Sundays said...

Aww! Sorry you miss your lovies! They'll be back before you know it! <3

Caramel cookies! yum!

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Daisy said...

have I ever told you your whit brings enjoyment into my daily life? and your baking skills.

Daisy said...

or is it spelled wit?

teresa said...

i went on a three day cali trip a while back sans the kids and experienced the same thing. i hope everything goes well!

love the cookies!

Amish Stories said...

Man that looks so sweet, but so good. I love cookies and it must be with milk. Richard from Amish Stories

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I can only imagine how great these taste! delicious recipe
Mary

newlywed said...

Ahh, the cookies look great! I too am always envious of people who seem to be able to eat whatever they want with no consequence. Such as...my husband.

Melissa said...

Aw, I know how that feels. After I had my son, I was exhausted and my husband sent me to a hotel for one night for some rest and alone time. I was so lonely!! :)

Leslie said...

These sound wonderful. It is oddly difficult when everyone is away from the house. I cant imagine TEN DAYS!

enestvmel said...

Oh dear Lord do these look wonderful!

Velva said...

I know its hard but, enjoy. Once she is a teenager, it will become much easier to say goodbye for 10-days (laugh).

These cookies are delightful. They would be gone at my house too.

Cheers.
Velva

Sara said...

Yum, these cookies look SO tasty! And I love your photos..that glass of milk is super cute! :)

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

Chocolate. Caramel. Sold. I love these cookies!

Jenn said...

Awwhhhh.. Jen, I just want to give you a big hug!!! Well, at least you have some amazing cookies to help pass the time :)

Leesha said...

10 days?! Man I don't blame you! I woul be lost without my girls too. :)

rebecca said...

haha. that's a long time to be away... i'd be eating black and white cookies every night. i may or may not do that already. but still.

Marisa Midori said...

Mmm these look amazing! Can't wait to have a kitchen again so that I can try these! Maybe you could whip up another batch to welcome the husband and daughter home?

Katrina said...

Ooh, those do look good! I love the name--chocolate caramel bits cookies. My husband is on a week long business trip right now. sigh

Holly said...

Weird how much we actually do love having around hey;) lol these cookies gotta help that though!!

Monet said...

What a beautiful job...and I can relate (somewhat) to the blues when your loved ones go away. I am enjoying this with a cup of coffee in hand and an egg sandwich by my side. I hope you have a cool and relaxing Thursday. We are trying to beat back this heat in Austin!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ahhh these look delicious!! Beautiful pictures and you are too funny! I also wish I could eat whatever I want whenver I wanted and my butt stayed the same size. That would be pretty awesome! I would eat funnel cake all day long lol! I am a new follower..found your blog through Jo-Annas A Pretty Life In The Suburbs. I am impressed with everything I have seen so far

Sue said...

Yummy cookies! I love the martian cup:) I think by now you are reunited~hooray!

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