Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies


A delicious combination of salty and sweet, perfect for holiday baking.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
58 mins
48 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • 48 chocolate-covered caramel candies (such as Hershey's® Kisses®)

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt


  1. Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1 cup white sugar and brown sugar gradually. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.

  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a separate bowl. Add to the butter mixture gradually, beating well. Cover dough and chill for 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Press a small amount of dough around each caramel-filled candy. Roll into balls. Pour 2 tablespoons white sugar into a small bowl. Dip the top of each ball into the sugar. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle each cookie with some of the coarse salt.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are set, about 8 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 190mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 43mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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