The idea behind the salted caramel sugar cookies with salted caramel buttercream came to me on Super Bowl Sunday. With a giant jar of homemade salted caramel sauce staring me down everytime I opened the fridge, it was like it was daring me to cook something with it instead of dipping my spoon inside and taking a bite everytime I went into the fridge. I had to come up with something. Anything! I had hungry people coming.
So the idea was born to make sugar cookies. I took it a step further and stirred a little bit of salted caramel sauce into the batter. They were absolutely delicious all by themselves. Of course, every time I opened the fridge the jar of salted caramel was challenging me again. So I made a salted caramel buttercream frosting and topped each cookie off with it.
But that wasn't enough either! In my opinion, you can't have enough salted caramel, so I finished each cookie off with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.
Now they were perfect!
By the end of the first quarter the cookies were being devoured just as fast as the Ravens were gaining yardage. And even though the team I wanted to win didn't, it was okay. I still had my cookies.
These cookies are absolutely perfect for the salted caramel fan in your house. They have the sweetness of a frosted sugar cookie with the warmth of caramel. Add a little touch of salt and it balances it out for the perfect combination of sweet and salty. You can't go wrong with these cookies!
That's a mouthful!