When first glancing at these muffins, you may think they are just your ordinary chocolate chip muffins...but no... bite after biting into one of these chocolate chip soft and chewy muffins, you find a little surprise of ooey gooey carmel candy goodness in the middle. The dense and cakey texture of the muffin is perfectly paired with the warm and chewy caramel texture that waits for you in the middle.
Okay funny story. A little fact about me. I'm obsessed with the cooking channel. I can watch cooking shows all day. Bobby Flay is my fav. And Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives...I mean come on. That show is awesome. Well, I also watch The Next Food Network Star and my family has been teasing me every time I cook, telling me to describe my dish to them as if I am competing on the show. I feel so dumb but deep down I feel so cool, like Bobby. So if in my descriptions I start to sound like a complete pro or Food Authority as Alton Brown would say...it's okay, cause I totally am ;). haha just kidding, but seriously I wish.
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2/1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
12 Ghiradelli Caramel squares
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pan or deep dish cookie pan and set aside. (I used a muffin pan)
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy, about a minute. Beat in the egg and vanilla to combine.
4. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Once dough has come together, stir the chocolate chips in by hand with a wooden spoon.
5. Drop a Tablespoonful of dough into the bottom of each cavity. Gently press it to cover the bottom of each cavity. Top with an unwrapped square. Top the candy with an additional Tablespoonful of dough and gently press the top dough ball to cover and enclose the candy. After completed, muffin tin should be 3/4 full.
6. Bake the cookies for approx. 12-15 minutes or until the centers are set and the edges are golden and lightly crisped. After cooled for a few minutes, the muffins should come out nice and easily.
Recipe by the Domestic Rebel. Love her.
Hope everyone has a great day!