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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

tahoegirl

"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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 178 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookies)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Beat brown sugar, butter, and white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Beat eggs, 1 at a time, into butter mixture until blended; beat in vanilla extract. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until dough is just combined; fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide dough into thirty six 2 tablespoon-size balls; arrange on a baking sheet. Press 3 caramel pieces into each dough ball.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • By strategically placing the caramels in the cookie dough ball instead of mixing it in the cookie dough itself, it allows for a prettier cookie and the caramel has less tendency to spill out onto the cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 178 calories; 8.6 g fat; 24.9 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 24 mg cholesterol; 105 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 ca...

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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.

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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 ca...

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...

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 s...

you definitely need to triple to salt, and make sure that the caramel in cut into small pieces

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.

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...

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...

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 keep...

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 lit...