Sweet & Salty Party Cookies for a Virtual Bridal Shower

Posted on January 14, 2013  |  Print Recipe

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies. aka Salted Milk Chocolate Almond Caramel Corn Cookies.  Nothing less for my lovely friend, Christina!

Christina Bridal Shower (4)

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

For those of you who don’t know her, Christina is the incredibly sweet blogger behind Dessert for Two.  She is getting married soon and since she is such an amazing example of what a blogger should be, I knew we needed to celebrate.  Krissy put together the pretty invitation and from there it wasn’t hard to get a group of bloggers to agree.

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

I’ve been emailing with Christina forever, but got to meet her in person when she came as my plus-one to a Foodbuzz Festival event last fall. She was just as awesome in person as she is on her blog. We even talked about her relationship with the Mr. and I could tell that an engagement was right around the corner:-)

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

I’m so incredibly happy for her and can not wait to hear all about their fabulous wedding.  I just know there will be incredible food, lots of drinking and a whole lot of people there to celebrate a wonderful couple.  Oh, and I’m pretty sure she is going to be one beautiful bride.

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

Want to know what else everyone else brought to the party?  Check out the delicious dishes that the other bloggers contributed for Christina’s Virtual Bridal Shower!

Strawberry Macarons from Krissy
White Wedding Cake Cupcakes from Julie
Mini  “I Do”-nuts from Tara
Moon Pie Cupcakes from Madison
Whiskey Walnut Blondies from Jenna
Brown Butter Snickerdoodles from Joanne
Lemon Cupcakes with Sweet Tea Frosting from Kristan
Chocolate Covered Cheerios from Shelly
Mini Coconut Cream Pies from Megan

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies
 
Salted Milk Chocolate Almond Caramel Corn Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: ~40 cookies

Ingredients
  • 9.25 ounces (~2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup / 1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 8.25 ounces (~1 cup packed) light brown sugar
  • 3.75 ounces granulated sugar (~1/2 cup)
  • 1 x-large egg + 1 x-large egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) milk chocolate almond Hershey kisses (about 35), roughly chopped (can be substituted with chopped milk chocolate and unsalted almonds)
  • 2.5 ounces (1½ cups) caramel corn (I used Popcorn Indiana) + ¼ cup additional
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; line baking sheets with parchment paper or a slipat and set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, table salt and baking soda; set aside
  3. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy
  4. Scrape sides of the bowl with a spatula; add egg, egg yolk and vanilla; beat at medium speed until well-combined
  5. Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour mixture just until combined; stop mixer and scrape sides of the bowl with spatula
  6. On low speed, add in kisses and all but ¼ cup of additional caramel corn
  7. Use a medium cookie dough scoop and place scoops of cookie dough on prepared baking sheets 1-2 inches apart; press the additional caramel corn into top of dough and sprinkle each with sea salt
  8. Bake cookies 11-12 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown
  9. Set aside to cool; best results if eaten same day (caramel corn begins to get a little stale) and store in an airtight container

 

Sweet & Salty Party Cookies
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