Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel Blondies

Teresa

Caramel Blondies are the BEST! Truly, these delicious bar-type cookies are awesome. They’re filled with Ghirardelli caramel chips for dynamite flavor and texture. I started with one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipes. But instead of chocolate chips I used caramel chips instead. Yum-O! These turned out so mouthwatering and they’re not too difficult to make either.

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Early last summer I found three bags of Ghirardelli caramel chips on deep discount close out. Like 50 cents per bag! I couldn’t resist a sale like that. So, I snatched up all three bags figuring I’d make something with them eventually. Eventually came around July when it was time to go on a baking spree and fill up our freezer again. I believe these jewels are long gone now, but let me tell you, I drooled over them. Yes, they were perfect topped with ice cream and drizzled with additional caramel sauce. Yes, I would make them over and over again. Yes, you’re gonna love ’em. 🙂

If you’re looking for just the right dessert for tailgating parties, this has GOT to be your recipe! If you enjoy caramel in cookies, Ghirardelli caramel chips are delectable. Eat one for me while you’re at it. 😉

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel Blondies will have you drooling after the first bite!

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

These cookies are filled with Ghirardelli caramel chips. They are so awesome!

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel Blondies are terrific with scoops of ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Each forkful will have you salivating.

Here’s what I did.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

I used these ingredients.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Cream with an electric mixer until smooth.

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods.) Add Ghirardelli caramel chips.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Press ingredients into a greased 13×19″ cookie sheet with an edge.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Bake at 350 about 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Cool blondies before cutting into bars.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

These cookies are terrific for tailgating parties. They transport very well in plastic containers and don’t crumble and fall apart easily.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

If you enjoy caramel in cookies, you’ll love these Caramel Blondies.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

If you have a sweet tooth you’ll surely enjoy Caramel Blondies.

Here’s the recipe.

CARAMEL BLONDIES

(My own concoction)

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel Blondies

Caramel Blondies are awesome and sure to cure any sweet tooth craving you have! These lovely treats are filled with Ghirardelli caramel chips making them absolutely spectacular. They're perfect for any kind of tailgating party or potluck.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 194 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (real, not imitation)
  • 4 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 12-oz. bags Ghirardelli caramel chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease or spray a large 13x19” cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, combine butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, salt and baking soda.
  • Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Stir in flour and caramel chips with wooden spoon until combined.
  • Spread and press down cookie dough into prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: My oven took almost 50 minutes to bake these blondies sufficiently. Your oven may cook them faster.
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Nutrition

Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 39mgSugar: 18gVitamin A: 150IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword caramel, cookie, dessert
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Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

The caramel chips just seem to explode with flavor.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel Blondies pack up nicely for picnics, too.

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

I could have eaten a stack of these jewels without blinking. 🙂

Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel sauce and ice cream make everything better. 

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Caramel Blondies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #Ghirardelli #caramel chips. So awesome! Perfect for #tailgating parties & potlucks. #dessert #carameldessert #falldessert

Caramel Blondies

Caramel Blondies are awesome and sure to cure any sweet tooth craving you have! These lovely treats are filled with Ghirardelli caramel chips making them absolutely spectacular. They're perfect for any kind of tailgating party or potluck.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 194 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (real, not imitation)
  • 4 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 12-oz. bags Ghirardelli caramel chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease or spray a large 13x19” cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, combine butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, salt and baking soda.
  • Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • Stir in flour and caramel chips with wooden spoon until combined.
  • Spread and press down cookie dough into prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

NOTE: My oven took almost 50 minutes to bake these blondies sufficiently. Your oven may cook them faster.
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Nutrition

Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 39mgSugar: 18gVitamin A: 150IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword caramel, cookie, dessert
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