Salted Chocolate Caramel Cookies

salted chocolate caramel cookiesToday is a good day. 1) It is FRIDAY 2) It is the last day of my pediatrics rotation (which I loved and will dearly miss, but I am one step closer to graduating!) 3) I am going on vacation!! 4) these salted chocolate caramel cookies. I made these for a housewarming party last week, but didn’t get any for myself. I lovvve caramel! Together with chocolate = heaven. These chocolate caramel cookies have caramel in the middle and drizzled on top, then sprinkled with sea salt to give them a savory touch. Sometimes savory and sweet go so well together!

Am I the only one who cringes at the thought of being without a laptop for 1 week? I decided that if I bring my laptop with me, I will somehow end up working. I am such a work-a-holic, and it has gotten worse and worse over the past few years – to the point where I can’t even enjoy a vacation without working on my laptop for part of it!! One time when I went on vacation my site went down for 3 days – that was fun!! Now I am always scared to unplug for longer than a few days. For this vacation, I am leaving my laptop at home. I just know I will be going into withdrawals after 1 day!

Enjoy these yummy cookies, & have a great weekend!

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Salted Chocolate Caramel Cookies
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick, room temperature)
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 caramel squares, halved (plus extra for decoration)
  • Sea salt for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). In a mixing bowl, beat room temperature butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until creamed together. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt with a fork.
  2. Add flour/cocoa/baking soda/salt mixture a little at a time into butter/sugar/eggs/vanilla mixture by beating at low speed until well blended.
  3. Using a teaspoon, scoop out balls of batter and shape with your fingers around ½ caramel square. This part might be a little messy!
  4. Drop the balls of dough onto cookie sheets, leaving an inch around each cookie drop.
  5. If oven is still preheating, let chill in refrigerator for a few minutes (I find this helps the cookies keep their shape).
  6. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not over-bake or cookies will be hard. Let cool 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. Melt extra caramel in microwave, 10 seconds at a time until melted, then transfer to a ziplock bag with a hole cut in the corner and drizzle over the cookies.
  8. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Makes 12 cookies



  1. john@kitchenriffs says:

    These look wonderful! I’ll bet the flavor was terrific. I never travel without a laptop – there’s always so much that needs checking, and it’s easier to steal a few minutes from vacation than it is to face a huge backlog of stuff when I return. Have a great vacation!

  2. Shikha says:

    These look so good! I didn’t get a chance to cook this weekend because of Outside Lands, so I’m excited to put this on my recipe rotation this week as you finish your rotation 🙂

  3. erika says:

    Kristi. Those. Look. Amazing. The salted caramel is bringing to mind these cookies my friend made for a party–I think they were a Martha Stewart recipe with salted caramel and buttery coconut cookies…I’m not even a big fan of coconut but they were TO DIE FOR. These chocolatey ones look almost even better!! 🙂

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