Cafecito Everything Cookies

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Cafecito Everything Cookies

Servings 18 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces 2 sticks butter
  • 12 ounces brown sugar
  • 6 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped peanut butter cups
  • ½ cup caramel chips
  • ½ cup chopped pretzels
  • flaky salt, for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Add butter to a small skillet. Melt over medium heat and cook until bubbly, light to medium brown in color (not too dark) with little bits on the bottom of the pan, approximately 5-6 minutes (making sure not to burn). Cool completely.
  • In a large mixer bowl, beat cooled brown butter, both sugars and vanilla extract until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients (in 2-3 batches to prevent over mixing the flour) until a cookie dough forms, making sure not to over mix. Fold in chocolate, peanut butter cups, caramel, and pretzels. Refrigerate cookie dough for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight (if you have time). Chilling cookie dough will intensify the flavor and color, plus, prevent dough from over spreading.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 3 sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • With a cookie scoop, portion out ¼ cup cookie dough rounds onto prepared sheet pans. Space 6 cookie balls at an equal distance apart. Bake cookies for 9 minutes, until the cookies are puffed slightly in the center. Carefully lift the sheet pan and gently tap down a couple of times against the oven rack, to flatten them down. Continue baking for 6 minutes, about 15 minutes total. Remove sheet pans from the oven. Cookies will continue baking out of the oven with the residual heat. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Enjoy!