Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie #SundaySupper #Bakeforacure

     October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Every year millions of American women are diagnosed with breast cancer.  With the statistics being 1 in every 8 women having breast cancer at some point in their life chances are you will know someone who has it.  My grandmother had breast cancer, my next door neighbor had breast cancer, and one of my best friends mother had breast cancer so it is a cause near and dear to my heart.  In college I joined the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha and was happy to find that we participated in many events for breast cancer awareness.

     This week #SundaySupper is going to #Bakeforacure.  The challenge was to bake something in a pie pan.  I’ve made many pies over the years so I wanted to challenge myself to make something else in the pie pan.  Since my favorite “cake” is a giant chocolate chip cookie cake that’s what I wanted to make.

     Of course I couldn’t just make a giant cookie, I had to jazz it up.  I decided the best way to do that would be to put a layer of homemade caramel in the middle of it.  Boy was I glad I did!  The cookie took longer to bake then I thought it would be it was worth the wait.  The caramel made a sweet, crispy coating on the outside edge of the cookie but stayed gooey on the inside.  The cookie was sweet, chocolatey, and full of caramel.  I could have eaten the whole thing myself!  Luckily I took it in to work to share with my fellow teachers.

Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie (adapted from Modern Alice)
For the cookie:
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
8 T. butter
1/4 c. applesauce
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. chocolate chips

For the caramel:
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
2/3 c. heavy cream
3 T. butter
1 t. sea salt

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a pie pan with cooking spray.

2.  In a medium bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.

3.  In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars.  Add in the applesauce and mix well.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.

4.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

5.  In a heavy bottomed saucepan combine the sugar and water.  Stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.  Increase heat and boil for 5-7 minutes without stirring until the syrup is a deep amber color (do not let it burn!)

6.  Immediately remove from the heat and add the heavy cream.  Be careful it doesn’t spatter.  Stir in the butter and salt.

7.  Pour half the cookie dough into the pie pan and smooth with the back of a spoon to even it out.  Pour the hot caramel on top of the cookie dough.  Sprinkle with additional sea salt.

8.  Place spoonfuls of the remaining dough on top of the caramel.  Try to fill in as many places as possible so that the dough will melt together and form a crust.

9.  Bake for 45 minutes or until the cookie is golden brown and the inside is firm.

10.  Cool on a wire rack and cut into slices.

The Sunday Supper Team loves to partner with like minded brands with a great mission behind their great products.  We are honored to partner with Chantal Cookware this week for a special #SundaySupper featuring their new Easy as Pie Dish.  We are not only featuring this beautiful Pie Dish, we are encouraging every one of our followers to join us in our #BakeForACure event.

Chantal and the Sunday Supper Movement have come together to encourage everyone to take a couple of hours out of their busy week and bake for someone who has been affected by cancer or someone in the medical profession who makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients.  A small gesture to show someone how much you care can make a difference in their day.

Do you want to participate but wonder what to bake?  The #SundaySupper Team has some mouth watering suggestions.  From sweet to savory, you will be inspired to bake and put a smile on someone’s face.

These #SundaySupper Contributors, were provided with a beautiful Easy As Pie Dish by Chantal Cookware.  They will be sharing their recipes with you this Sunday and also their thoughts on this Beautiful Pie Dish.   Many are giving away their dish along with their pie to brighten someone’s day.

Check out these gorgeous Sunday Supper Recipes:

As you may have noticed, when the #SundaySupper Team does something, we come together and do it with a bang.   Check out these additional recipes, perfect to take to someone who you want to make feel special this month.

Do you want to get your own Easy as Pie Dish?  Chantal is offering  will be 20% OFF of ALL Chantal Pie dishes on www.chantal.com. BAKE4CURE must be entered at checkout to receive the pie dish discount. The coupon discount code is active October 16, 2012 through October 30, 2012.

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Comments

  1. Sorry to hear so many loved ones have been affected by breast cancer. Your cookie looks quite amazing!

  2. The cookie looks so decadent and wonderful. I love caramel and chocolate.

  3. Be still, my heart! Chocolate and salted caramel – this recipe sounds like a dream!

  4. This recipe sounds amazing! I know everyone in my family would love it!

  5. Salted caramel is surprisingly good! Can’t wait to try this!

  6. Simple amazing with the salted caramel! I like that it has applesauce.

  7. Salted caramel in a cookie? SWOON

  8. Great idea, Heather! Thanks for sharing in spreading awareness!

  9. A big cookie pie filled with caramel? Whoa, I could eat the whole thing…but I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that you saved me a slice ;) Excellent #SundaySupper dish.

  10. I am such a big salt/sweet fan. This sounds amazing!

  11. You had me at caramel.

  12. I am a huge fan of salted caramel anything so this looks dangerous and delicious!

  13. Love this!! What a great idea, would never have thought of this big large cookie full of happiness!!

  14. Cookie pie! Delish!

  15. I’m sorry to hear about so many people near and dear to you affected by cancer. This ginormous caramel chocolate cookie would be too dangerous to have in my apartment. It’s like a giant Twix (one of my favourite chocolate bars). I don’t know if I’d be able to share it. Good call on the middle layer of homemade caramel.

  16. I think you guys are trying to give me diabetes with all of the sugar this week! LOL Good think I think there’s nothing wrong with a little sugar.

    Salted caramel anything can give me diabetes any day!

  17. Finally! A recipe that calls for salted caramel that’s made from scratch. This sounds amazing – pinning for sure :)

  18. I can eat salted caramel all day long! This pie is just wonderful it makes me happy just looking at it.

  19. Holy Caramel Batman! Sign me up! I can’t wait to give this one a whirl! YUM!

  20. Salted Caramel AND chocolate chip cookie?!?!?! Yes!!

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