Salted Caramel & Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tired of pumpkin everything? Take a break from the stereotypical fall desserts with these delicious Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookies!

A group of cookies, resting on a wire cooling rack on a countertop

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I may have already done it with pumpkin spice everything this fall. Or at least, I just needed a break from it this past week. I had a craving for something sweet and salty in cookie form and after making a batch of these, they tick those boxes off perfectly.

A corner of a cooling rack, holding cookies, and a hand-written recipe card and white/gold pen nearby

I actually took my mother in law’s much loved chocolate chip cookie recipe (it’s a family favorite!) and modified it by adding slightly more brown sugar, crushed hard caramels and some coarse salt.

My husband said these are the best cookies he’s ever had. And considering how much he loves his mother’s cookies, that’s really saying something!

A group of cookies, resting on a wire cooling rack on the countertop

If you’ve ever been to the UK or Ireland and had a Daim bar, these cookies remind me of those. If you’ve never had one, they are a thin candy with crunchy caramel inside and coated with chocolate. The crunchy bites of caramel in these cookies combined with the chocolate chips really gives a similar taste and brings me back to my childhood!

A top view of chocolate chip cookies, resting on a wire cooling rack on the counter

If you need some stress relief, these are also an awesome cookie since you need to bash up some hard caramels. My 3 year old loved that job! The family that bashes caramels together, stays together ;-)

An artful display of a hand-written recipe in the center, surrounded by the edges of a plate of cookies, measuring cups and spoons, a bowl of eggs and the actual cookies on a wire cooling rack

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9 chocolate chip cookies, resting on a wire cooling rack, with a plate of cookies, measuring cups and spoons in the background

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Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookies

A group of cookies, resting on a wire cooling rack on the countertop
The perfect sweet & salty cookie.  The crispy yet chewy cookie dough is loaded with chocolate chips and crunchy caramel and then sprinkled with sea salt.
Jenna Shaughnessy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serving Size 30 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 12-ounce package chocolate chips I use mini morsels
  • 1 9-ounce package Werther’s Originals hard candies or other similar hard caramel


  • Place hard caramels in a zip loc bag. Place a dish towel over the bag. Bash with a rolling pin until you’re left with chocolate chip sized pieces.
  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and sugars. 
  • Add the eggs, then mix in all the remaining ingredients, except for chocolate chips and caramel pieces. Mix until well blended.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and caramel pieces. 
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop individual scoops of cookie dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet until you have about 8 or 9 cookies on the sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.

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