So lately I have been EXTREMELY busy. Like unreal. You see a couple weeks ago my mom got Vertigo. We thought it was a stroke, but LUCKILY thank you god it was not! It was a pretty dramatic day though. I work with my mom, and yes we get along great. We share an office and one day she was at her desk, me at mine and she looked at me and said something was wrong naturally I thought she had done something on the computer and needed my help fixing it. But I was WRONG! She was the problem, she thought she was having a stroke. I don’t think I have ever been more scared in my life. The fire department was there in about 3 minutes then 5 minutes after that the paramedics. The checked her out and said she was not having a stroke but should go to the hospital just to be careful. I was told to follow the ambulance in my car so we had a car to leave the hospital. We got to the hospital and checked her in and I got a hold of my sisters and dad.
The doctors didn’t know what was going on with my mom but 7 hours later figured it out. It is vertigo, what a nasty disease. My mom wasn’t able to get out of bed the first 5 days and they can get up for a little bit now but goes really dizzy and has to sit down after standing for a few minutes. In the beginning, she also could barely eat without throwing up. Luckily she is on the mend and hopefully will be back to work next week.
Lemme tell you when you run two restaurants and your office manager is unexpectedly out it is stressful. The first week she was gone I also had numerous events and other things planned because normally I would have her help but I survived. Then on Thanksgiving, my sister and I ended up cooking and it was delicious, amazing, I want more leftovers now!!! But this has left me no time/room in my schedule to bake!! It’s been sad, really sad. I made these cookies two days before my moms incident and it’s taking me this long to post.
These cookies are darker in color due to the salted caramel in the batter. When they first came out of the oven my sisters thought they were burned but luckily they were not! They were delicious, one of my sissies even said these were the type of cookies she could eat alllllll day long. I’ll take that as a compliment 😉 My sisters are after all quite picky 😉
Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and good luck this month because December always FLIES by!!!
Salted Caramel, Apple & White Chocolate Cookies are thick, chewy and out of the ordinary cookie realm. These are perfect for a bake sale.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 stick butter, at room temp
- 1/3 cup salted caramel
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 medium-sized apple, diced into small chunks
- Sea Salt for garnishing cookies
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter, salted caramel, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together for 3 minutes. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Slowly add in dry ingredients. Then fold in white chocolate chips and apples. Cover and chill dough for at 3 hours or longer.
- Preheat oven to 350F line a baking sheet with Silpat liner, if using. Roll into 2 tbsp size balls and sprinkle sea salt on top each cookie, bake for 9-11 minutes.
*total time includes chill time