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A stack of 6 salted caramel chocolate chip cookies on a white background with chocolate chips around it
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5 from 3 votes

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are thin with crispy edges and a chewy center. Each cookie is loaded with rich, sweet chocolate chips and soft, gooey salted caramel. They will quickly become your new favorite cookies!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 169kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Add the egg, then the vanilla extract. 
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture until everything is well combine. The batter will be thick.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out the dough by heaping tablespoons and roll into balls. Place each dough ball on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Cookies will spread as they bake.
  • Press 4 or 5 caramel bits into the tops of each dough ball.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the caramel is melted and the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle a tiny pinch of salt onto each cookie.
  • Let cool several minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack.



Tips and Techniques

  • Use either Kraft caramel squares cut into smaller pieces or caramel baking bits. Whether's Soft Caramels will not work in this recipe.
  • You can press extra chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough balls before baking to have more chocolate chips show on the tops of the cookies.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Use within a week for best results.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg