Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Danielle and I decided to treat our coworkers with some homemade salted caramel cookies! They were a big hit and the batch of 20 disappeared within the first half hour!
Serves: 30 Prep & Bake: 1 hour
What you need:
1 C butter (or 2 sticks) softened or melted
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 eggs1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
2 C chocolate chips
1 package of caramels
kosher salt-optional
Preheat your over to 375 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars. Add in cocoa powder, vanilla and eggs and mix till combined. Add dry ingredients and mix then stir in chocolate chips.
Place the dough into the refrigerator for 30 minutes (the longer the better). 
Unwrap the caramels and cut them in half (if they're too large). Roll a ball of dough about 1 to 1 1/2 inches big and place caramel inside. Make sure the caramel is covered on all sides (or else they'll ooze out of the sides when baking).
Sprinkle the cookie dough with salt (optional).
 Bake for 8-10 minutes. 
Let these sit for a few minutes to cool. The cookies are good warm or cool!

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The only thing I added was 1 cup of white chocolate chips when you add the cranberries to the batter.

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It makes a great holiday gift as well!

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