Salted Caramel Fudgy Brownie Cookies are decadent fudge chocolate brownie cookies topped with caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt.
These intensely chocolate cookies are something to be desired. A fudgy cookie lover’s dream. I think they are comparable to these Double Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies in terms of decadence.
After I mastered the perfect chocolate cupcake it occurred to me that I also needed a chocolate cookie recipe up my sleeve. Just like the cupcakes, I had to approach these cookies multiple times to get just the right recipe. And boy did I ever.
These cookies are soft, chocolaty, and contain just the right amount of caramel drizzle enhanced with a sprinkle of course sea salt.
For the cookie batter, I used a large amount of unsweetened cocoa powder. As we learned with the chocolate cupcakes, cocoa powder dries out baked goods. So these cookies contain a significant amount of fat to keep them soft and far from dry.
Three whole eggs, butter, and shortening went into the batter along with the other standard ingredients: flour, sugar, and baking powder.
I topped these cookies with melted caramel in addition to a bit of coarse sea salt because we know salted caramel and chocolate are the perfect combo.
If salted caramel isn’t your thing, then you can omit it and just enjoy a soft fudge chocolate cookie.
I won’t hold a grudge.
These cookies are a sure way to please your friends and family. My mom came to visit and she loved them. Between the three of us, these cookies didn’t last a minute in my kitchen.