Soft gooey caramel smashed between two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough, then baked to perfection. These Carmelitas are so easy and totally irresistible!
Raise your hand if you’ve done a kitchen renovation. Was it fun for you? Did you browse Pinterest for months? Did you love every minute of researching floors and countertops and light fixtures and cabinet hardware and oh my gosh what kind of faucet are you getting? I’M GOING INSANE OVER HERE GUYS.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a pretty kitchen just as much as the next girl, but loving a pretty kitchen and CHOOSING a pretty kitchen are not the same thing. I just don’t have that sense of style that some people are born with.
My cousin Lani does. She’s my unofficial interior designer that I bum ideas off of. She’s like, “Just find something you like Karen. Then buy it.” But when I do that my house ends up looking like the home version of What Not to Wear. Pre-makeover.
If you are the kind of person who can visualize, (I’m not) picture this: dark wood floors, white shaker cabinets, dark OR light gray quartz (or maybe white with gray veining??) teardrop white backsplash, white under-mount corner sink (no space for apron front), and maybe this faucet:
I’m thinking of doing some version of copper throughout the kitchen for the pulls on the cabinets. What do you guys think? Seriously, if you are the kind of person who has kitchen opinions, TELL ME. Will copper stuff clash with a dark/light gray counter? In a perfect world, I would also buy this copper KitchenAid, but that’s probably not going to happen. (Our dishwasher and oven are white, btw. Fridge is too, but maybe someday soon we will get a stainless steel one. Maybe.) Here’s a picture of our kitchen (pre-dark wood floors.)
Whew. I’m not cut out for this. To keep myself from actually ripping my hair out, I’ve been eating one Carmelita for ever 10 kitchen sinks investigated. I feel pretty good about it.
This recipe is from my friend Hayley, who blogs over at The Domestic Rebel. (She even lives here in Sacramento, so I actually get to hang out with her in real life, unlike most of my blog friends who are spread across the country!)
Hayley just released her first cookbook and I’m in LOVE. It’s called Out of the Box Desserts, and they are all recipes that start with a box or pre-made something. I’m a sucker for recipes like that, because they save so much time and still taste amazing!
Ironically, I didn’t have a package of cookie dough on hand for this recipe, and I rarely do. (I always have cake mixes on hand!) So in the recipe below I provided a basic chocolate chip cookie dough recipe that will make the right amount that you need to make these Carmelitas. Either one will work great!
Hayley’s got tons of other awesome recipes in her book. I can’t wait to try out that cake on the cover. Doesn’t it look fabulous? Head over to Amazon if you want to buy your own copy!
Caramely Almond Butter Bars << these are SO rich.
Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Bars << these are a personal fav!