chocolate caramel salted cookies

My friend told me he had a caramel salted cookie which was out of this world.  Had to come up with my own.  If you like caramel, this cookie is for you. 

2 sticks unsalted butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tsps. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. kosher salt

2 1/2 flour

1 egg

1 egg yolk

12 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

16 ounces caramel chips

medium coarse fleur de sel (or any other salt that you like)

In a mixer beat the butter until smooth.  Add in the sugars and beat until really incorporated.  I let this go for a couple of minutes.  Add in the vanilla and egg yolk and egg and beat.  I like to sift together the dry ingredients before adding them in for the next step.  Add the mixture of dry ingredients over three times beating each amount in between.  Add in all the chips and beat until incorporated.  This should happen quickly.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  The oven should be pre-set to 370.  After the cookies are on the sheet sprinkle salt over the top of each cookie. 

Bake about 7-9 minutes or until browned.  When you take the cookies out of the oven, let them cool a bit before taking off the sheet otherwise they completely fall apart. 

These cookies are seriously decadent!