Hello Everybody! Here is my tutorial on how to make what we dubbed as "opera cookies"! They're simple and DELICIOUS! Formally "Chocolate cookies with salted caramel chips"! Here's how! 

Chocolate salted caramel chip "Opera cookies":
2 sticks of butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 T water
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark light brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 t vanilla extract

3 cups all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup dark chocolate baking cocoa(you can use 3/4 cup of either or this mixture)

One 12oz package of salted caramel/butterscotch chips (c.2 cups)
Topping of kosher/sea salt


Preheat oven 350°
Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper, this is my favorite!
In a bowl, Mix together flour, baking soda and cocoa and set aside. 
In a separate bowl or with stand and paddle attachment, cream butter, shortening, water and sugars, add vanilla and  eggs one at a time, combining before each addition. 
Mix 1/4 cup at a time of dry into wet mixture until well combined.
fold  in the chips. 

With small ice cream scooper scoop even sized balls out onto parchment lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. 
Roll in palm of hand for a smooth finish once baked. 
Bake for 9-11 minutes.
Once out of the oven, top with pinch of salt. 
Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Take to Opera Rehearsal!!