Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt

 

Yes I do have a sweet tooth and cookies are definitely my go to snack but there is a lot more to why I keep blogging about cookies I have been making lately. I have decided to start making a cookie company in my town and proceeds will go to the “ Brain Aneurysm Foundation“.

Why the Brain Aneurysm Foundation? When I was about 2 years old, my 36 year old aunt randomly and quickly died from what we were told was a blood clot in her head that burst without any notice or symptoms. Then in my freshman year of high school, my aunt was at the gym, collapsed, was rushed to the hospital and again we were told a blood clot had burst. There are methods out there to repair a blood clot called coiling and clipping but it leaves the patient unable to eat, talk, write and do daily activities.  My mom and her sisters all decided to get tested to see if it was a common trait within are family. My other aunt was tested and they did find a aneurysm but it was not fully formed so she was able to get surgery and today is still okay. My mom thankfully was aneurysm free. The battle did not end there, since 3 members on my moms side of the family had these clots, we were put into a study at John Hopkins University to see if all of this is genetic based. After all the children received extensive testing- it was found two of my cousins 30 and 32 years old also have small clot starting to form. Today it is still a mystery whether or not there is a link between these aneurysms and generations within the family. Which is why I am pushing testing and studies towards this foundation so my family and I can get answers. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I am 🙂

 

 

Ooey, Gooey, Fudgey cookies! These are a must try if you are craving a rich chocolate cookie! Trust me when I say you wont be able to just take one cookie!

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What you need:

2 sticks of softened butter

1 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 3/4 cup of bread flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

sea salt

1 1/2 cup of chocolate chunks or chips

1 cup of cocoa powder

bag of caramels

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper

2. In a mixer, beat the sugars and butter until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla . beating well

3. Place flour, baking soda, salt in bowl. Add to wet ingredients, along with cocoa powder and chocolate chunks.

4. Bake 8-10 minutes, take out of oven. Using the bottom of a spoon, create a mini indent to place the caramel in. Then place back in oven for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt.

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