These double chocolate caramel cookies require only five ingredients and are chewy, delicious, and easy as can be to whip up!
Hey, guess what? I’m no longer afraid of serial killers hiding in my upstairs closet! Are you impressed by how quickly I got over it?
Don’t be. I’ve actually just replaced that fear with another.
A couple weeks ago I mentioned on Instagram that I’d seen a coyote one evening when I took my little Cookie out for a walk.
We literally had just stepped out the door when I saw what I initially thought was a neighbor’s dog running down the street. It took a few seconds for my brain to register a few salient details—the dog had no collar and had a big fluffy tail hanging down to the ground instead of up in the air—and then I realized what I was seeing. I was all OMGOMGOMG Cookie is that a COYOTE?
She barked and the coyote turned its head, but fortunately just kept running in the other direction. I went back inside and confirmed, after a quick google search, that it was a coyote. And I was fresh out of Acme anvils and dynamite.
And then, in another addition of things I wish I’d never done, I searched “coyote” in my NextDoor app and apparently they’re pretty common where I live. So are red foxes, javelinas, and owls big enough to snatch a small animal up off the ground. People, I live within walking distance of a Starbucks, a Trader Joe’s, and a fire station—this is a fully populated area. Yet the neighborhood is still apparently teeming with wild pigs.
Those of you who weren’t questioning my sanity about moving to Phoenix just before summer hit are probably questioning it now and I’m right there with you.
Don’t be surprised if in a few weeks you see me posting about moving back to Oregon, where the only wild animals I ever worried about wore tie-dye, smelled of patchouli, and were generally very docile.
So what’s a dog mom to do when she finds out there are large predatory animals hiding in every corner of her neighborhood? Well she bakes cookies of course. So she can stress eat said cookies while crying and telling her fur baby I’ll fight any and all coyotes that come after you!
And bake cookies I did. These double chocolate caramel cookies come together in no time flat, with only five ingredients. YEP! Five ingredients to mix up these bad boys, which means you’re that much closer to double chocolate caramel bliss. And we all know that double the chocolate means double the stress relief.
Surprisingly, Cookie doesn’t seem concerned about wild pigs or even aggressive owls. She’s just happy I found a better way to fight my anxiety than pulling out my hair. . .
- 1 box (15.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup caramel bits
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer set to medium speed until ingredients are well combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in the caramel bits and white chocolate chips. (Dough will be very stiff.)
- Form into balls of about 2 tablespoons of dough. Place on ungreased, unlined baking sheets 2 inches apart and flatten slightly. Bake until lightly browned around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely on baking sheets. Cookies can be stored for up to 1 week in an airtight container at room temperature.