Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My life has been a whirlwind for the past couple of weeks. We went to California, Maui, and I spent the last three days at Alt Summit. I haven’t been home much, only to sleep for a few hours here and there. Josh has been taking care of Caleb, doing laundry, cleaning house, grocery shopping, and cooking. He gets the super dad and husband award.

Yesterday I was finally able to relax with my two favorite guys. We stayed in our pj’s all morning and did absolutely nothing. It was so nice to be home.

In the afternoon, I got the baking itch. It’s been weeks since I’ve cooked or baked anything due to our travels and crazy schedule. I was going through kitchen withdrawals and needed to bake cookies. Josh requested chocolate chip cookies, like always, so I baked a batch of Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. I always like to change things up:)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe on These cookies are a favorite! We make them all of the time!


Our Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars are one of our favorite desserts. I decided to create a cookie using the same flavors. Caramel, sea salt, and chocolate in a cookie can only lead to good things.

The chocolate chip cookies are super soft because I added a secret ingredient-cornstarch. If you are a soft cookie fan, you will LOVE these cookies. And the pockets of chewy caramel and dusting of sea salt only make them better. These cookies are guaranteed to be devoured.

I told myself I was only going to sample them to make sure they were blog worthy, but I ended up eating a stack of cookies. Oops! I will focus on shedding the vacation and cookie pounds this week:)


It felt so good to get back into my baking groove.Β I love being on vacation, but there is no place like home. These Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies welcomed me home in the best possible way.Β There is nothing better than a freshly baked cookie from your own oven.

And Josh loved these cookies too! He already added them to our Super Bowl Menu! If you are looking for a crowd pleasing cookie for your Super Bowl Party, make these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are crazy good!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft chocolate chip cookies with pockets of caramel and a touch of sea salt.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
3 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Caramel Bits
  • Sea salt for sprinkling on cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking soda and sea salt together. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and caramel bits. Form cookie dough into tablespoon balls and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
  5. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  6. Note-I buy the Kraft Caramel Bits at Target. If you can't find Kraft Caramel Bits, you can use caramel squares. Just chop them up into pieces.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Love the idea of caramel bits and sea salt in a chocolate chip cookie! They look and sound amazing! Can’t wait to bake a batch soon!

  2. Do you know if the dough could be made a couple of days ahead of time and baked right before serving? I’m having a fairly large super bowl crowd and wanted to serve these.

  3. hi maria! i love being home, too. nothing like your own bed. anyway, theses cookies look great! what were they like when they cooled? i baked something (i can’t remember now if it was brownies or cookies) with those caramel bits once, and it didn’t turn out. the bits were so dense and overly chewy, like they are straight from the bag. how did you avoid that?

  4. hi maria! it’s me again. thank you for responding to my question – you’re so nice! i’m worried that i came off sounding like a caramel snob. i’m not – the kraft ones are fine πŸ™‚ i just wanted a cookie with squishy-soft caramel pieces and wondered if maybe your cookie had achieved that. i’m definitely trying this recipe, as there’s a good chance my caramel bits cookie failure was my own fault. thanks again and keep up the great recipes! love your blog!

  5. I made these last night and love them. I think the base of the cookie is probably one of my favorites I have ever had and plan to use it with different addins. YUM!

  6. I made these tonight and they are crazy good! I cut up my caramel to small pieces because I wanted to make these tonight. Thank you!

  7. Thanks for this recipe! Made them today and thought they were great! Sticking a few in the freezer to see how they fare there.

  8. Took these to a Super Bowl party yesterday and they were gone before halftime! And don’t even ask how many I ate warm, right out of the oven – on my! I’ll be sharing on my blog and linking back to you for the recipe – thanks so much for sharing! This one is a keeper!

  9. Made a batch of these for a Super Bowl party last night; they were a hit! Just the right amount of sweet, and the hint of sea salt really rounds out the flavor nicely. Needless to say, I only walked away with 4! Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Hi Maria- I loved the texture of these cookies so much, I have been wondering if you can add cornstarch to any cookie recipe? How do you decide the ratio or do you decrease your amount of flour or baking soda?

  11. Wow, these look absolutely delicious! Chocolate, Salt and Caramel in the same sentence=Y U M M Y! I would definitely like to try this recipe soon πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the recipe!

  12. I made these cookies today and they turned out great! Thank you for the recipe!! Only thing is, whenever I make cookies, they turn out with a very smooth surface. How do you get your cookies to have that textured look?

  13. I made these this past week and they are so unbelievably good. Everyone I shared them with loved them. They are definitely on my list of cookies to make again.

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