Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies

5 from 9 votes

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These Brownie Cookies are stuffed with caramel and sea salt! So dreamy and easy you’ll never need another brownie mix cookies recipe again.

Yup, I went there, Brownie Cookies. Chocolate. Caramel. Sea Salt. Together. In a chewy, warm, sweet brownie mix cookie package. You’re welcome. These are made with the same ingredients that go into a box brownie mix but reduced significantly so that they spread and bake up like cookies!  And instead of just being happy with some plain brownie cookies, I stuffed them with caramel and sea salt… Best.Idea.Ever. Ooey gooey, salty, sweet and fudgy goodness.

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookie

Brownie Cookie Recipe

Well, lucky for you I have the Brownie Cookie Recipe down to a science. And you’re only 6 ingredients away from it! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brownie Mix – I used Betty Crocker’s Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix. This has all of the dry ingredients you’ll need for the recipe. You may have to adjust the increments if you’re using a different brand of brownie mix.
  • Egg – to add structure to the cookies.
  • Vegetable Oil – instead of using butter we are going to stick to vegetable oil for moisture.
  • Water –  a little extra assurance that these cookies stay moist when baking.
  • Caramels – you can find these candies in the snack/sweets aisle at your local grocery store.
  • Sea Salt – bigger flakes ensure that you aren’t oversalting your salted caramel.

Brownie Mix

How to Make Brownie Cookies

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat and set aside.

Making Brownie Mix Cookies

  1. In a large bowl, stir brownie mix, egg, oil and water together until dough forms.

Making Brownie Mix Cookies

This is how I got 2 minutes of downtime to get the rest of these cookies done. Worked like a charm. Licking every utensil is required for this recipe, FYI.

Brooke licking the beaters

  1. Grab some caramels now and start unwrapping. We won’t be using the whole bag so you’ll have some snacking treats for later.

Caramel

  1. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 18 cookies onto your prepared pan. Press down with your fingers. Place 1 unwrapped caramel on each cookie dough bottom and sprinkle with sea salt.

Assembling Brownie Cookies

  1. Top with another scoop of cookie dough and press down and seal the caramel in so it is completely encased in dough.

Assembling Brownie Cookies

  1. Repeat until all brownie cookies are ready to bake!

Brownie Cookies

  1. Bake 10 minutes and remove from oven. Keep cookies on the baking sheet to cool for about 5-10 minutes before removing to wax paper. DO NOT place on a cooling rack. There’s a possibility that the bottom cookie could tear, letting your warm caramel ooze out. Serve warm with milk. Mmmmm…..these were absolutely DIVINE!
Brownie Cookies

Leftover Brownie Cookies

Leftover brownie cookies will stay good for about a week left on the counter in a sealed plastic bag. If you want them warmed up, try popping them in the microwave for a couple of seconds. That ooey-gooey caramel is so worth it!

Brownie Mix Cookies

More Chocolate Treats to Try!

I hope you get a chance to make these this weekend! 🙂 Printable recipe card is below. Enjoy!

5 from 9 votes

Salted Caramel Brownie Cookies

These Brownie Cookies are stuffed with caramel and sea salt! So dreamy and easy you'll never need another brownie mix cookies recipe again.
servings 18 cookies
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 19.9 oz. brownie mix (1 box) I used Betty Crocker's Fudgy Brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 18 caramels
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir brownie mix, egg, oil and water together until dough forms. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 18 cookies onto your prepared pan. Press down with your fingers. Place 1 unwrapped caramel on each cookie dough bottom and sprinkle with sea salt. Top with another scoop of cookie dough and press down and seal the caramel in so it is completely encased in dough. 
  • Bake 10 minutes and remove from oven. Keep cookies on baking sheet another 5 minutes before removing to wax paper. DO NOT place on cooling rack. There's a possibility that the bottom cookie could tear, letting your warm caramel ooze out. Serve warm with milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cookie recipe, brownie cookies, how to make brownie cookies
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  1. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Oh dear lord, these look heavenly Lauren! What a fun and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing. Also, I’m having a great giveaway today with four potential prize winners, so you should enter!

  2. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Oh snap! You mean sea-salt-caramel-brownie-heaven-oh-I-think-my-butt-just-grew-just-looking-at-these cookies. #soworthit!

  3. Cassie

    Oh lordy, Lauren. You have outdone yourself. Caramel and sea salt are a winning combo, but add brownie? I’m sold. Love this. And I love Brooke, she is just sweet as pie!

  4. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    I’m on the floor. Dying.

    I neeeeed these. (Have I mentioned I’m having a serious browning craving right now?!)

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love this! The brownie mix, the caramels inside, how gooey they look…on the must-make list, for sure!

  6. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids

    I love this recipe. My favorite part of the entire post, though, is your precious girl licking the dough. Happy Friday!

  7. Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser

    These look incredible! I absolutely love sweet and salty combos, I can’t wait to try these out!

  8. Jennifer

    My roommate tried to make these over the weekend but they came out pretty flat, even after refrigerating. Is there a trick to keeping them from spreading too much?

  9. Megan Pence

    Three of the best things ever in cookie form. My PMS-ing hormones are just doing backflips right now. I want all the cookies!!!

  10. From Valerie's Kitchen

    I love that you used brownie mix. Packaged brownie mix is really very good! Geez, caramel, chocolate, and salt. That just really hits all the sweet spots doesn’t it?

  11. Maria

    5 stars
    So far so EASY. They are in the oven & look & already smell beautiful. I took photos too. 6 minutes to bake & then to cool.

    Wish us luck & a cold glass of milk to go with them.

    Maria

  12. Suzanne

    Even my son could make these. Betty Crocker has done the hard work but what a novel idea to stick a piece of caramel inside. Caramel and chocolate are my favourite combination ever.

  13. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Oh Lauren, I just stuffed myself full of fast food tacos and wish I had a batch of your brownie caramel cookies to seal the deal. The Betty Crocker brownie mix is my favorite. This is the best kept secret on the planet – only brownie aficionados recognize the grandeur of the Betty Crocker brownie mix. You certainly conquered the brownie cookie – job well done!

  14. Emily

    Oh, yum!!!!! What is it about salted caramel and chocolate? I could kiss the person who first put the combo together. Delicious!!

  15. Vicki F

    5 stars
    Lauren: thanks so much for your down-to-earth commentaries, yummy recipes with easy to follow directions, and all around great food blog – so glad I found you and hope you will keep on blogging for years to come. All the best!

  16. Karen

    Hi Lauren….those sea salt & carmel filled brownies look amazing. Can’t wait to try them….also where did you get that cute towel the cookie is sitting on? Thanks!!!

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  18. Tami

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren – this was the first recipe I made from your site (which by the way I love!). I really love salted carmel anything so I had to try these asap, in fact, my husband called me on the way home and I informed him “there’s no dinner but we have dessert!” – lol. Anyway, these are quite possibly the BEST cookies I’ve ever made, thanks to you, and I’ll definitely be making them over and over (like tonight :).

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  23. Laura

    5 stars
    UM, WOW!!!!!!!! I just made these and they turned out sooooo good!!!!!!!!! I already know I will be running to the store later today to make a second batch. These must be shared!!

    Tip – My local grocery store, Publix, does not carry Kraft caramels. They said the caramels are a “seasonal item” and apparently Christmas is not the season. ??? I don’t get it. Anyways, after a quick search online I found that both Target and Walmart carry the Kraft caramels.

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