These are so quick and easy to whip up. You can be eating them within 30 minutes of grabbing the ingredients out of your cupboard – maybe even slightly less time if you don’t mind burning your mouth! The other weekend when Mel and Simon stayed they picked up a bag of the new Nestle Caramel Bits, we cracked it open to taste test but didn’t end up baking anything with them so I thought I better put them to good use. I adapted the recipe on the back of the pack slightly and while photographing them had a fab idea – You could easily drop a few bits of rock salt on top of these while they are hot out of the oven and make salted caramel cookies, way too easy, will give that a go next time!
125 grams butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 ¾ cup self raising flour
¼ teaspoon salt
200 grams Nestle caramel bits
Preheat your oven to 180°C and line two trays with baking paper.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, with paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and egg on a medium-high speed until it is light and creamy. If using a hand mixer use a large bowl and a high speed.
Sift in flour and salt and combine on a low setting (mix in by hand if using a hand beater in step one).
Mix in Caramel bits, ensuring that distribution is even.
Scoop tablespoons of the mixture out, roll into balls place on your lined baking tray leaving 3-4cms between each ball. Before placing in the oven use the centre of your palm to slightly flatten each ball.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven, or until golden.
Remove from oven when cooked and place on a baking tray to cool.
It couldn’t be easier! I think it’s a great recipe to let little bakers help out with – nothing too messy or difficult involved here. Perfect for a rainy day activity in the school holidays.