I change my mind. A lot.
I see something I created and love it while I’m doing it but then after a while I realize, I really don’t like it anymore. Fortunately the web makes it really easy to change when this happens. It particular I’m referring to my photography website which I unveiled last month. I was really proud of it and honestly I still like the design. The only problem: it just wasn’t me. It was dark and really toned down and for a person who loves color and creativity, it was really bumming me out.
So I fixed it!
Speaking of fixing, I was really irritated the other day when I went into my favorite coffee shop and ordered a cookie, a turtle cookie. While I had no beef with the cookie itself, the turtle part was completely lost. I’m a sucker for chocolate-caramel-pecan flavor combo and all I got was butterscotch.
I took matters into my own hands since I have a cookie recipe I swear by, the only thing I had to worry about were the add ins. I originally thought of drizzling caramel on top of the cookie but when I saw that Kraft had caramel bites- I threw everything into the cookie.
I think these may be my new favorite and one more reason to prove why I shouldn’t buy baked goods all the time.
- 12 tablespoons butter softened
- 1¼ cups brown sugar
- ¼ cup natural sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2¼ cups unbleached all purpose flour
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup caramel bits
- ½ cup pecan pieces
- Preheat oven to 375˚
- Beat together room temperature butter with sugars until sugar is blended and mixture is fluffy. Add vanilla, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and egg-continue to beat until everything is well incorporated. Add flour and mix until dough comes together and everything is well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips, caramel , and pecan pieces
- Scoop cookies onto a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. I used an ice cream scoop so I would have large cookies. Flatten slightly and bake for about 12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown (centers will not be set but will continue to cook after pulled from oven. ) Any longer than this and the cookie will have tough edges. Let cool for about 5 minutes on tray and then move to cooling rack.