Cardamom Chocolate Toffee Cookies

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Salted Cardemom Caramels

These hard caramels begin to melt immediately when you eat them. They’re easiest to slice when they’ve just started to set. Otherwise, they break haphazardly.

A softer caramel could be achieved by only heating to 310F the first time. Watch the temperature closely as it will seem to take a long time and then shoot up quickly.
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