Sweet & Salty Party Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: ~40 cookies
Salted Milk Chocolate Almond Caramel Corn Cookies
  • 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
  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
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at https://www.keepitsweetdesserts.com/sweet-salty-party-cookies-for-a-virtual-bridal-shower/