Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are oh so gooey and so good! Bite into a perfect mix of sweet, salty and chocolatey!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these salted caramel chocolate chip cookies yesterday and just about died at how freaking delicious they turned out to be.

Obviously warm chocolate chip cookies are incredible when done right. But yours truly decided to take things into ridiculous territory and add some warm salted caramel ganache {which is fancy talk for caramel melted together with cream and then sprinkled with sea salt}.

Thunder thighs be damned. I will eat cookies forever more.

I got so excited about this recipe that I changed my editorial calendar so I could share this recipe immediately. Everything got discombobulated, but that’s ok. These cookies? Totally worth it.

A few things to note:

I used a SECRET INGREDIENT in the cookie dough. They turned out deeeeelightful. No, it’s not crack.

The caramel bits make life so easy, but if you can’t find those, just use regular caramel squares, unwrap and use this recipe as stated. It’s all the same stuff.

Feel free to use smaller flakes of sea salt. I used bigger pieces so you could see them in the photo a little better.

That’s basically it! Please please please go make these today and eat them all warm. Your life will change for the better. If I had a bakery, I would make these and sell them for millions.

And yes, math is not my strong suit.

Have a great day, friends! {Scroll down for printable recipe!!}

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Kraft Caramel Bits

Caramel Bits

Salted Caramel

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Caramel Ganache

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies are oh so gooey and so good! Bite into a perfect mix of sweet, salty and chocolatey!
servings 20 cookies
Prep Time 21 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 30 mins


For the salted caramel ganache:

  • 11 oz. Kraft Caramel bits 1 bag
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again. Incorporate all dry ingredients until uniform dough has formed. Scrape sides and mix again briefly.
  • Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets {1 1/2 tablespoon scoop} and bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are lightly golden and the centers don't look quite baked through. Cool 5 minutes on baking tray before transferring to cooling rack.
  • To make the ganache, melt caramel and heavy cream together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. {Took about 1 1/2 minutes for me.} Drizzle over warm cookies and top with sea salt.


*In order for your cookies to turn out exactly like mine, be sure to measure the sugars and flour by weight! It makes a world of difference 🙂


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 116mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, Salted Caramel Ganache


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  1. Beth-Ann Bloom

    How do you keep the cookies from sticking together when stored if you don’t eat them all immediately?

  2. cookbook queen

    5 stars
    Buttermilk powder!! Genius!! And WHY have I never thought of salted caramel sauce on chocolate chip cookies? Dead. DEAD!

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