Grown-up sweet Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/3 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup toffee bits
a few pinches sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 170°C/350°F. Melt chocolate and butter together, either in a small saucepan over the stove, on in a bowl in the microwave. Set aside.
2. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In another bowl (or using a mixer), beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate/butter mixture and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and mix until combined. Stir in the toffee bits- batter will be very thick.
4. Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1 to 2 inches apart. (These cookies will not spread much.) Sprinkle a small pinch of sea salt over the top of each cookie, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. The tops of the cookies will be shiny, crackly and brown, like a brownie. Cool on a wire rack.