Salted Caramel Cookie Bars

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed light brown sugar
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 ½ c. flour
  • 2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 16 oz. caramel sauce (premade or make your own)
  • 1 tsp. flaked sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the softened butter with both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Mix well, then scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Turn the speed to low and add the flour. Beat to combine, then mix in the chocolate chips.

Press half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Reserve the remainder of the cookie dough.

Carefully spread the caramel sauce evenly over the cookie dough base in the baking dish, making sure to spread it to the edges of the pan.

Drop the remaining cookie dough over the caramel filling in small teaspoons-sized clumps. Bake the bars for 25-30 minutes, until the center is just set.

Sprinkle the top of the bars with sea salt flakes and allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into bars.

  • Yields: 24 servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes
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