So I did the thing. The thing I was talking about in my last post where I needed to fix my cookies because the caramel was not a thing in the cookies I made? So they were more salted cookies than salted caramel cookies?
Well, I am not one to just give up on something. And if the purpose of this learning project is to, well, learn something, then I should actually improve upon my mistakes and then move forward.
So what I did was went and bought some soft caramels instead of caramel-filled chocolates and I made two more batches with the soft caramels. In the first batch I squished the caramels until they were flat, hoping that that would spread the caramel out. The second batch I made without squishing the caramel.
This is how the cookies turned out:
I should really invest in taking less vertical photos. But it’s with my phone so…maybe I should crop them?
Anyway, the cookie is not shown from the inside because, lo and behold, the caramel sort of escaped from the sides. That’s that little bit of browny-orange in the top left corner, and the rest perhaps fused into the cookie?
Either way, they tasted way better, so I count that as a success, and an improvement on my baking skills, which I am pleased about. See, I’m already learning! But I am still not an expert on how you put fillings into baking, so I think I’m going to have to try and make more stuff-filled baking in the future, to up that skill I lack. Because even though they tasted good, they did not look like the cookies on Sally’s Baking Addiction, no sirree.
I do not have a lesson plan attached to this update mostly because I want to throw it to anyone who may have a science background – is there anything here that can be done with heat and the melting point of caramel to find out why the caramel dissolves in the cookie???? Is that a thing? Why does my caramel hate me so? Teach me something, anything, I would like to know! And if there is, can you think of some sort of lesson, or curricular tie in with this magical caramel that disappears?
Have a great day, I really got nothing to go here to inspire you. Except this photo of a dog I got from search for “cute dog” on Creative Commons