Chocolate Chip Candy-Bar Cookies

Total Time:
43 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
13 min

Yield:
2 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel-filled chocolate candies (recommended: Hershey's Caramel-Filled Kisses)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt butter, sugar, and brown sugar together in a microwave for 15 to 30 seconds on medium to low power, careful not to burn the butter. Let the butter-sugar mixture cool just a bit and blend in the egg and egg yolk. Add the maple, chocolate and orange extract, and the heavy cream. Stir and set aside. Sift dry ingredients together and fold into wet mixture carefully. Add chocolate chips, candies, oats and pecans. Chill dough in a freezer for a few minutes to make sure it is cold. Using an ice cream scoop, drop dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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    Great recipe! I could not find the chocolate extract, so I used coco powder instead. The office loved the cookies. They were soft and chewy. The flavors of the orange and maple create a different taste that leaves people wondering. I could not find the kisses so I used the Dove candies with the caramel center. I do reccomend freezing the candy before hand and putting them in a food processor just to break them up, for better distribution in the cookie. I am ditching my old chocolate chip recipe for this one.
    I was really worried that there would be too much going on in these cookies. I'm still not sure if there is or not, but they are sure delicious. I couldn't find the chocolate extract like most everyone here, so I used vanilla instead. I thought the orange flavor was lovely! This is definitely one of my top ten favorites.
    I loved this cookie soooo much!!!! I did make a couple modifications, though. I formed the cookie dough around the caramel kisses, so it did not drip as much. Also, I could not find chocolate extract, so I used tahitian vanilla. Seriously, a great alternative to the plain ol' chocolate chip, and was loved by all.
    very iteresting and fun.
    I am a huge choc. chip cookie fan and I was a bit dissapointed with this reciepe. I did make some substitutions that might be the cause. I omitted the orange extract and I used peanut butter filled hershys kisses rather than the caramel filled. I thought that the maple was over powering in this recipe (not a huge maple fan, but thought that I would try it anyway)... I think that I will try them again without the maple. They did get pretty good reviews though.
    Yum
    These were yummy. Made the following changes: Creamed butter and sugars together w/o melting butter. Used vanilla rather than maple extract and choc. liquer instead of extract. Used orange extract as called for. So your caramel kisses dont leak, FREEZE them. Formed with cookie scoop, pushed single kiss into center and rolled into slightly flattened balls. Solved all probelems discusses by previous reviewers.
    These candy bar cookies are delicious!
    An outstanding creation, Saptosa! Chocolate Extract is unavailable in
     
    my area so I substituted using Chocolate Liqueur. Also, I flattened 1-1/2 TBS of dough into a circle and placed one caramel-chocolate candy in the center and rolled into a ball. This eliminated the gooey mess after baking. Next time, I will try less white sugar because I think 1 cup was too sweet.
    Well, a disclaimer, I did make a few adjustments, so you can call it the same recipe or not! But I've been trying lots of chocolate chip recipes in the last several months looking for a "best," and this one's getting rave reviews.
     

     
    My changes in ingredients: I haven't found chocolate extract, so I use vanilla (along with the maple and orange). Although it was yummy with the caramel kisses, it is messy (even with silpat mats), and the cookie is rich and sweet enough without them. I'm also not a big fan of pecans in my chocolate chip cookies, so I omit them.
     

     
    My changes in technique: I cream the butter and sugars the traditional cookie way, rather than melt them together. And since I omitted the kisses, I don't bother chilling the dough before scooping and baking.
     

     
    Love the depth of flavor (with the three extracts). Love the texture (with the oats and the mini chips and the cream). You go, Saptosa!
    The other cookies in the competition must have been really bad for this one to be the winner. Very difficult to make (or at least for the cookies to come out looking like a cookie). The caramel melts from the kisses and causes a really big mess while baking. The Maple and Orange extracts are a terrible combination. I would recommend leaving them out and only using the chocolate extract. Also, you probably should cut back on the kisses to keep from making such a mess.
    These cookies were excellent! I loved the texture. I will use less orange extract next time or not use it at all. I thought the orange flavor was too strong, other than that, this recipe is a keeper!
    I think this is a very delicious cookie and very original because I have never seen anyone put the caramel kisses into a cookie.
    Really good cookie, some unique flavorings. I couldn't find the chocolate extract anywhere, so I used Choc. liquor. I also found that the caramel leaked out of the cookies. 1 cup of the kisses was not enough, I wanted each cookie to have one. So I wrapped dough around each kiss and had better results with the caramel staying in. The parchment is a must, I will make again!!
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