Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies with caramel chunks. All I had on hand for salt was coarse salt and, much to my surprise, the result was delicious.
I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies with caramel chunks. All I had on hand for salt was coarse salt and, much to my surprise, the result was delicious.
I didn't have the energy to make these as individual cookies, so I put the whole thing in a baking dish, pressed the caramels on top and baked for ~25 minutes. Delish! That extra little bit of salt adds a nice touch to a potentially overly-sweet cookie. I used scissors to snip the caramel pieces like another reviewer and it makes the process go pretty quick.Read More
I didn't have the energy to make these as individual cookies, so I put the whole thing in a baking dish, pressed the caramels on top and baked for ~25 minutes. Delish! That extra little bit of salt adds a nice touch to a potentially overly-sweet cookie. I used scissors to snip the caramel pieces like another reviewer and it makes the process go pretty quick.
Santa will be sad that these won't last until his arrival! Amazing!!! I do have to admit that I love the salty with the sweet contrast, so I tripled (yes...tripled) the salt that the recipe called for. I also sprinkled a little extra salt on top prior to baking. Not too salty in my opinion! These also got the stamp of approval from my husband and our 22 month old. Oh...I used a corse kosher salt. I was also intimidated by cutting the caramel aspect. I got out the scissors and voila! So super easy. I will definitely make these again although I might make smaller cookies! Yum!!!
Awesome! The only thing I'd change is I bought some caramel baking bits, so instead of doing 2 cups chocolate chips...I will probably try 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup caramel bites. Thanks for sharing!!
Very Yummy Cookies! My 3rd batch of these were my favorite. I like my cookies "cakey," so I used half crisco shortening and half salted butter to cut down on spreading (in all 3 batches). Used 1/2 tsp coarse salt in batter and added a sprinkle on dough right before baking. I used 2 cups caramel baking bits, 1/2 cup Chocolate chips and 1/2 cup pretzel pieces. I covered my dough so it wouldn't dry out between cookie sheet batches. I made a batch using a 1 inch scoop, and a 2 inch scoop. I did use the bottom of a glass to flatten them a little. I made sure that none of the caramel bits that were on the bottom of the cookie were too close to an edge, so they wouldn't explode out (this happened on a few the first bake, but you could break the bits off and no one would be the wiser). Didn't take the time to put any on top...needed to make a lot. Baked them at 350 for 10 min on a dark non stick pan with out parchment paper. Nice and crispy on the outside and chewy cakey on the inside. Great recipe! I'm sure the original recipe is yummy as is...but knowing my taste and after looking at all the photos decided I would go with the half salted butter/ half crisco...because I knew they would not spread as much and taste the way I like. I think they don't look half bad considering I didn't take the time to add bits to the top. In my 3 photos I have included a few upside down cookies so you can see the bottoms...and have details of what amounts of Chocolate chips/caramel
I used Hershey's Salted Caramel chips in place of the Caramel candy. And cut the salt asked for in half, will make again.
I bought Werthers caramel hard candies which can't be right. Not only were the cookies a hot mess, spread out too much and flat but the caramel chunks were still hard.
you definitely need to triple to salt, and make sure that the caramel in cut into small pieces
I really like these cookies. Used salted butter instead of tripling the salt in the recipe as some people suggested. I also sprinkled kosher salt on top prior to baking. This is a definite keeper
I made these exactly as written and was pleasantly surprised by how delicious they were! Wonderful recipe, very tasty cookies. I used scissors to cut the caramels as suggested by an earlier post which made it very easy and quick. These are my husbands new favorite cookies, will be making time and time again! Thank you for the recipe!
Absolutely delicious! I made these with a friend. Instead of regular chocolate chips and caramel candies, we used chocolate chips with caramel inside, as it's much more contained. (We used a little more than 2 cups of them, I do believe.)
I made these for our church fellowship supper. Due to time limitations, I did them as chocolate chip cookie bars and placed the caramel chunks (Brach's is a good chewy brand and cuts easily with a buttered knife) in the dough once it was spread in the pan. It turned out brilliantly and several of my friends asked for the recipe! I will certainly be making these again.
Absolutely delicious as written. The only thing I might try next time is to sprinkle a little salt on top.
These cookies tasted good but they looked like a hot mess. I followed the instructions and put the caramel on top of the cookie. I should have read the Cook's note first and done them all that way. This recipe would be better of the Cook's notes were the actual institutions not the other way around. 1/2 of them look horrible and the second 1/2 not as bad. Mine were not pretty at all and were very flat. They do taste good though.
Made exactly as written. My baking time was more like 10 minutes though. Delicious and amazing! I used Kraft caramel squares.
These are wonderful cookies. I love the salt and caramel. I have made them several times and have made some changes that work better for me, but do not really change the recipe. I preferred them with 1 cup of caramel bits rather than messing with the caramel pieces. That way, there are bits of caramel throughout the cookies. I felt they also had too many chocolate chips, so I typically use only 1 1/2 cups. I sprinkled coarse salt (either kosher or sea) on top before baking. They are wonderful either way, but thought I would pass on my thoughts!
Taste wise these were great. Few tweaks for baking though. The caramel needs to be pushed inside. First batch they were just pushed in but exposed and melted all over. I would also refrigerate the dough before rolling and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
I bought caramel pieces rather than cutting Werthers. I'm not a fan of milk chocolate, but do like dark chocolate and toffee. Both of these substitutions tasted amazing with the caramel. I use a toaster oven and dialed back the baking time to 10-11 minutes.
pretty good. tripled the salt in the batter and instead of chocolate chips, doubled the caramel bits. also used caramel bits instead of buying caramels and cutting. same thing, less work. sprinkled salt over cookies before baking, was a nice touch
I did not use chocolate chips instead I used Hersheys sea salt caramel chips (1 cup) and Kraft's caramel bits (1 cup).
First time I have made homemade cookies in years. Grandkids gave them a thumbs up and came back for thirds, so I would say this is a great recipe. I left the caramel off the last two batches because they thought it looked gross. They loved the cookies without the caramels.
I made those yesterday with no chocolate chips, I just wanted this caramel-salt flavor. They are so fast to make, and amazing to eat with some warm milk. I had some milky caramels I chopped and used. I am going to use this recipe a lot in the future!
My cookies got a little burnt at 13 minutes. 2nd batch I took out at 10 minutes and they were perfect!
wonderful, made with chopped toffee/caramel bars and worked great, just mixed the pieces into the batter. Used about 1.5 T coarse sea salt and then sprinkled the top with a little and were perfect. I made some small and some big and were all delicious
super duper easy! thanks for the recipe! :)
Even the wife likes them. I did cut the Kraft Caramels into eighth. I added an eighth tsp of Baking Powder along with the soda and refrigerated the dough for an hour before handling. I separated the dough into a third and two thirds. Into the two thirds I added the chocolate chips. Once portioned, I flattened a bit, added four or five chips of caramel on the 1.25 tbs portion then put a hat .5 tbs of the portioned final third of dough especially over the caramel forming a cap. Baked for 13 minutes, next time I make it 12 minutes as they are a bit too crispy..
These are awesome! I did adjust the salt to two teaspoons and then sprinkled a tiny bit on top before cooking. And I did one cup of ghiradelli chocolate chips instead of two regular. My first batch was a mess because the caramel wind up all over the pan. But after that I just made sure the top of the cookie was pretty flat and they stayed in place. They are a hit for sure though!
I followed the recipe exactly but used the Kraft caramel baking chips instead of cutting my own, which worked extremely well! Just mixed them in along with the chocolate chips and they turned out perfectly. I made two batches and the first I baked to normal doneness, but they got hard after the first day. Second batch I took out early and they remained chewy the whole time, although they only lasted about 4 days since everyone loved them so much! Definitely adding these to my Christmas cookie collection as they’re a favorite for several of our family members, including me.
I am giving this recipe 5 stars. The first batch that I made, I made it exactly per the directions. The second batch, I adjusted slightly and liked the overall outcome much more. Rather than putting the caramel on top of the cookie, I buried it in the middle. And as other reviews stated, I added additional salt. For the cookie recipe, I used exactly what was called for. But before baking, I sprinkled some kosher salt on top. This made all the difference...
I made these cookies with a few changes. I used Kraft Caramel Bits instead of cutting the caramel into pieces. I used 2 cups of Quaker Oats and one cup of flour instead of 3 cups of flour. I also cut the sugar in half and used Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado sugar) instead of white sugar. Like some of the other reviewers, I sprinkled some sea salt on top of the cookies before baking them.
very good, great melty bits of caramel. i made it a chocolate dough, used dried blueberries, white choc chips and heath bits...delicious!
Fabulous cookies! I even made a mistake and only used 1/2 a cup of butter, total DUH moment. The only thing I did a little different, on purpose, was to lower the cook temp to 325 for 16 minutes. Perfectly chewy cookies!
Love love love these cookies!! I have been addicted to baking cookies lately and having fun doing it. I used plain wholemeal flour and less brown and white sugar, i used toffees because I couldn't find the caramels and the cookie still turned out Amazing.
Recipe is pretty standard for cookies. I used a half cup brown sugar and half cup white sugar. I also used a half cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cups salted caramel chips. Baked for 12 minutes on 370 (rotated halfway through).
Just made these...follow the recipe AND triple the salt, use soft caramels and cut up in chip size pieces with scissors AND add the caramel pieces after you scoop out the cookies AND sprinkle the tops with additional salt! Perfecto!
I too used 1C caramel bits and 1 C chocolate chips. I also followed some of the other reviews and increased salt to 3 tsp. That was a bit overpowering for me. Next time I'll do 2. These were yummy and the recipe a keeper!
I have a tub of caramel dip you use for apples or other fruit. I wonder what would happen if you added a scoop of the dip to the batter and maybe decrease the butter a little. Any thoughts? I may just try it.
These were great. I followed the recipe. They were so good I think it might be my new chocolate chip cookie recipe too.
This recipe is soo good.
These are sooo delicious!!! I doubled the recipe for a bake exchange at work. Lucky people I work with!! I put coarse salt on the top. I really wanted to eat all of them. Lol I will have to make more for myself :)
Added 1 cup of caramel bits to different chocolate chip recipe.
Too sweet, especially using the Werther soft caramel. couldn't taste the salt. Add the caramel pieces after taking out of the oven for a better looking cookie (caramel melted out during baking). Used a 'soup' spoon for 1 cookie.
Great recipe! I used Kraft Caramel Bits instead of chopping up caramels.
I brought a batch of these to work and everyone loved them. I replaced half the butter with Maple infused butter. It gave great falvour but made the cookies a little harder than I'd like. Next time I might just hunt down some maple extract.
Will definitely make theses again. A bit fiddeley but worth the time chopping the caramels. A couple days later a very quick zap in the microwave refreshens them. Great with a bowl of ice cream!!!
I loved this recipe! The caramels (I used soft squares and cut them up) all melted on the cookie, so they're not gorgeous, but it was delicious. Next time, I'll use another teaspoon of salt and only 1 maybe 1.5 cups of chocolate chips, 2 was too many but otherwise, crazy delicious cookie!
Very good cookie. I thought there might be too much flour however the cookie came out very good. I did purchase Carmel bits that I added when I added chocolate chips. Will make again. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
Based on some of the comments of other reviewers, I omitted the caramels; instead, I used a cup of Hershey's Salted Caramel Baking Bits and just 1 cup of chocolate chips, stirring both kinds of chips throughout the dough. The first pan of cookies spread out too much and were a bit burned at 13 minutes, so I refrigerated the rest of the dough for about 45 minutes before baking, and those cookies turned out much better. These are very tasty, a good combo of salty and sweet. Next time I think I'll sprinkle a little extra sea salt on top before baking.
Yum, yum, yum!!! I actually found the bag of Hershey’s “salted caramel chips” that is sold with the other chocolate chips. I used those, with a half bag of regular chocolate chips and I also bought a bag of mini caramel balls in that same section, perfect too for this recipe, and no need to buy caramels to cut up or unwrap! I ended up putting a few of those on top of each cookie & sprinkled with kosher salt before baking, they were heavenly!!!
I was hesitant to use hard caramels so switched out to Werther’s Soft Caramels (used 20 pieces). I also sprinkled course salt on the surface of half the cookies as the salt in the batter was not sufficient for the caramel and salt playing together. Both ways were good -would be based on preference. I mixed half the caramel in the batter and inserted pieces in cookies—there was leakage of the caramel. After the initial batch, I rolled the caramel into the cookie and then flattened the dough prior to putting in oven. This greatly reduced the leakage. When leakage did occur I just reshaped the cookies right after coming out of the oven - easy and worked well. I did find that 12 minutes was sufficient in my oven (Wolf). Pictures are posted.
Stellar. I love salted caramel in cookies. I took the adjustment another reviewer offered by using a 50/50 split of chocolate chips and caramel bits. Sweet but also a little salty and just the perfect amount of caramel stuck in your teeth! Keeper
Amazing recipe, with rave reviews from family, friends and coworkers! I used 3tsp of salt as per the suggestions. Ensure you tuck the caramel pieces into the ball of cookie dough, or else they will melt all over. Ensure you don't use the hard werthers caramels- they must be the soft ones. Excellent recipe!
I love salted caramel, but these were a disappointment. The cookies were TOO sweet. I adjusted the salt as suggested. Also tried the caramel on top as well as inside. Caramel on top was a mess. Overall just too sweet to eat
This is one of our favorites now!
Oh ya! The dough was super delicious the kids kept lurking around me for more! I used the square caramels and cut into 9 pieces. The caramel fuses to the pan so you have to remove warm/hot or use a silicone mat or parchment.
I’m not a fan of the saltiness but they were ok. My boyfriend loves them so there’s 4 stars for me! Lol!
These are delicious! I did make them with salted butter because I didn’t have any unsalted. They came out tasting perfect. I’m going to use this dough just to make regular chocolate chip cookies too. Loved it!
These were SO GOOD. Even people who weren't really into sweets told me they were delicious.
These cookies tasted good, but looked awful. They spread out way too much and were a gooey mess that all fell apart. Definitely not a cookie to take in your lunch or to a gathering.
Using a sea salt grinder, I added a bit more salt to the top of each cookie before placing in the oven. I used a one-for-one gluten free flour and the cookies turned out fantastically well!!
I added an additional cup of mini dark chocolate chips and used soft caramel pieces.
Used 1 c milk chocolate chips, and 1 c dark chocolate chips instead of the 2 c milk chocolate chips. Was good. The carmels didn't melt as much as I had expected them to, but these were good cookies. Grandkids loved them!
What a recipe!! It was a huge hit everyone loved them. I will definitely be making these again
I followed the recipe exactly and was disappointed. the cookies did not spread out and the caramel pieces turned into hard chunks. I want to try them again but using caramel filled chocolate chips if I can find them.
Followed ingredient list and directions, except for using 3 tsp of course sea salt, and they came out great! My kids requested I make these for Santa on Christmas and eve, and he (and I) loved them!
I've made these now 4 times, they are not as time consuming as I thought they would be and are SUPER DELICIOUS!! I did sprinkle a touch more of salt after baking ( requested by someone I was making them for) But extra salt is not needed. These have quickly become a new favorite of my family.
Absolutely loved it! So addictive! I did half teaspoon of baking soda and half teaspoon of baking powder for both that spread and lift. I cut caramel squares into 8ths for smaller bites of caramel (same size as my choc chips). Sprinkled 2 pinches of coarse sea salt over the caramel before adding them into the batter and skipped the salt in the flour mix so it wouldn't be too salty. I still mixed the caramel pieces into the mix at the same time as the chocolate chips so not to over mix. I used a cookie scoop to do less than 2 teaspoon of mix per cookie for smaller cookies and made sure any caramel wasn't exposed - that it was covered in some cookie dough. I refrigerated the batter while the oven heated up so the butter wouldn't melt earlier than I wanted so I wouldnt have flat cookies. 325 for 12 minutes.
They were not what I hoped for, they had way too much flour and did not taste like salted caramel. The caramels cut up were too gooey to enjoy and the cookie itself was not a very good chocolate chip cookie. Disappointed!
I made these exactly per the recipe and wasn't terribly impressed. I use a cookie scoop so they are uniform and these cookies spread out too much for my taste. The caramel pieces we spread out as well and just not worth the time to cut them all up for this recipe. I probably will keep searching for another recipe because I don't know what could be done to make these better.
I have made it 3 times I follow the recipe and everyone loves it
Amazing cookies! Soft, gooey and flavorful. People will absolutely love these!
They were some of the best cookies we’ve ever had! We made 48 (4 dozen) and they were amazing!
Need some changes to this recipe: 1) There is no salted caramel, just caramel, so that's pretty misleading in the title (adding salt to the cookie is not salted caramel); and 2) the recipe should signify "soft" caramels like Kraft or Werther's soft. Werther's regular caramels are hard.
I made changes but simply because I was looking for a recipe to use my Hershey salt caramel chips (other than the one on the bag) so I added one cup of the salt caramel chips in place of the caramels. I also used margarine not butter, refrigerated the dough about an hour, rolled the cookie balls about the size of a walnut (as larger spread too much and prefer a smaller cookie) and put a bit of rock salt on top. 10 mins was the bake time for that size and my oven. Very good!
It was great and made a lot of cookies!
The caramels melted off the tops of the cookies and stuck to the cookie sheet. Because of that you didn't have the caramel flavor.