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Have you noticed a new and improved blog? Yeah it was designed by this cute girl. I have been a fan of Something Swanky for a long time. The treats that she makes all look absolutely amazing. She is so talented in blog design and making awesome treats. I was thrilled when she wanted to guest post for me and I knew that it would be good. And you better believe that I am making these delicious cookies as soon as I get home from my cruise!
Hiya RC readers! Ashton here from Something Swanky. I’m super excited to be hanging out over here at Alyssa’s place today!! I was fortunate enough to get to spend some time in person with Alyssa at the BYB conference, and I just think she is so amazing.
I’ve seen lots of Skinny Recipes over here lately in preparation for Alyssa’s cruise. And I can’t wait to make some of them myself! But, I’m afraid I’m here to ruin the diet.
It’s a great basic cake mix recipe. For this adaptation, I used Duncan Hines Caramel Cake mix, omitted all of the sprinkles and chunks (although I think pecans would be awesome), drizzled caramel over top, and sprinkled with sea salt.
Oh, yeah. Caramel Cookie heaven 🙂
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Southern Caramel cake cookies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups caramel cake mix
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 Tbsp. butter softened
- 6 Tbsp. shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 24 Kraft caramels unwrapped
- 2 tbsp water
- 1-2 tbsp sea salt for sprinkling
- In a large bowl, mix together together flour, cake mix, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until creamy.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not OVERMIX the dough.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Scoop by rounded tablespoons of the cold dough onto a a parchment or silicon lined baking sheet. Shape your cookie dough balls to be “taller” than they are wide. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are obviously done. The centers will still appear very soft, but the cookies will set as they cool.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Microwave the caramels and water together for 1 minute (addition time if needed). Drizzle over top of the cookies and sprinkle with sea salt.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.