chocolate caramel salted cookies

My friend told me he had a caramel salted cookie which was out of this world.  Had to come up with my own.  If you like caramel, this cookie is for you. 

2 sticks unsalted butter

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tsps. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. kosher salt

2 1/2 flour

1 egg

1 egg yolk

12 ounces chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

16 ounces caramel chips

medium coarse fleur de sel (or any other salt that you like)

In a mixer beat the butter until smooth.  Add in the sugars and beat until really incorporated.  I let this go for a couple of minutes.  Add in the vanilla and egg yolk and egg and beat.  I like to sift together the dry ingredients before adding them in for the next step.  Add the mixture of dry ingredients over three times beating each amount in between.  Add in all the chips and beat until incorporated.  This should happen quickly.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  The oven should be pre-set to 370.  After the cookies are on the sheet sprinkle salt over the top of each cookie. 

Bake about 7-9 minutes or until browned.  When you take the cookies out of the oven, let them cool a bit before taking off the sheet otherwise they completely fall apart. 

These cookies are seriously decadent!

Comments (Archived):

  1. dory

    Oh! Oh oh oh! Karen and I had salted caramel gelato at il laboratorio del gelato on Houston recently (actually, when it was on Orchard, but it moved last week) and were drunk with excitement over how good it was. We went back twice and neither time did they have it again. But, oh, these cookies might hit that particular spot. Both of us are huge cookie fans. Yum Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Gotham Gal

      it’s so yummy!

  2. Tinac61

    Just read about you and your blog. I am going to make these cookies but our area doesn’t carry carmel chips. Any suggestions? I went online to find something like them and could only come up with butterscotch chips that others had used. I even thought about cutting up the square carmels. Any help would be great. Thanks.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Cutting up caramels is not a bad idea. Butterscotch would be delicious buta different consistency. You can order the caramel pieces from

      1. Tinac61

        Thanks for your help. Since I haven’t used caramel chips before I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ll just say the cookie dough alone was great with butterscotch chips. I had just enough dough for 12 giant cookies for church tomorrow for the dad’s. A lot of us are making 12 each and I decided to try them out on them. We’ll see what they say. Looking forward to making them with the caramel chips though. Tina

  3. Dory

    Came back here looking for this recipe, and there it was.  Phew!  So, so, so, so scrumpdillyicious!

    1. Gotham Gal