So.. these have been a work in progress for 3 nights.
By which I means this is attempt #3 and I had to surrender to follow a recipe - as opposed to trying to alter and combine two different (because I'm awkward).
What I'd been aiming for was chocolate chip (rather than just chocolate), but huh, I won't show you what happened. You can imagine it. Everyone has a few disasters (or non-workers) every so often and my success rate was going alright so I suppose it was about time something Went Wrong. I mean, the flavours for attempts 1 & 2 have been fine, but the end result looked a lot more like a puddle than a cookie. Or a cow-pat as my dad affectionately called them.
Not what I had in mind.
Mum said she was impressed with my determination, but I think it's more stubbornness and refusal to be beaten by cookies of all things. The trick certainly seems to be a very soft batter and not using too much caramel for the innards or it tends to leak/explode. Incidentally these are not the neatest of things to assemble, so if you like to try and keep clean hands then..well.
I think attempt #4 will be on the cards tonight, or perhaps another, because again with the whole stubbornness issue, I have an idea of how I want these to be and I'm not going to admit defeat just yet.
And yes I did even make my own salted caramel.
Recipe from Pastry Affair