Salted Caramel Cookies

Soft + Chewy Salted Caramel Cookies

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x


Just a touch of crunch on the edge with a soft and chewy center.  These salted caramel cookies have a touch of caramel in the batter, caramel chips and salted caramel drizzle for ultimate sweet snacking.



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel (2 tablespoons for the batter, remaining used for garnish)
  • 1 cup caramel chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Starting on slow and increasing speed to medium-high, beat butter until soft and pale, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, mix on medium-high speed for 1 minute.  Add egg, vanilla, and salt.  Mix to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Add baking powder, baking soda and flour.  Start on low speed until incorporated, add 2 tablespoons of salted caramel¹ and increase speed to medium to combine.  Slowly add caramel chips and mix until combined.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, roll each scoop into a ball and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat.  If you don’t have a cookie scoop, use about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie.  Sprinkle lightly with coarse sea salt.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes, let cool 15 minutes, then drizzle with remaining salted caramel.


¹ You can find the recipe for salted caramel in this Salted Caramel Pretzel Cake.  This will yield about 3 1/2 cups of salted caramel.  If only using for this recipe with no option for storage, opt for a store bought option, or just make the cake too.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Cookies
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