We don’t need to give you a reason to bake a fresh batch of cookies, but we’re going to anyway. Recipe developer Megan Porta has a new collection of beautiful bakeables that will have you scrambling for the nearest cookie sheet and cleaning out your local grocery of butter, sugar and flour. It’s time for salted caramel latte cookies!
It wasn’t until a few years ago that I became a coffee drinker. I once believed that coffee came in a single boring flavor. I’ve since learned that there is an entire world of coffee to explore! My current favorite variety is the salted caramel latte and I absolutely love the cookie version of the caffeinated beverage. It tastes just like the drink and it even comes with a bonus caffeine kick. This one is for caffeine-loving adults only!
- 3/4 cup salted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon medium roast coffee granules
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 11-ounce package caramel bits
- coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
For the cookies
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, brown and granulated sugar, egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, coffee granules, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Add the milk and beat until just combined. Fold in the caramel bits.
Using a medium cookie scoop, drop the dough by 1 1/2 tablespoons 2 inches (5 cm) apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 13 minutes, or until golden brown around the bottom edges with no uncooked dough in the centers. Remove from the oven, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Immediately sprinkle sea salt over the tops.