Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super soft, chewy, easy to make and irresistibly gooey! A winning combination of our two all-time favorite cookies. Pure bliss served warm with vanilla ice cream!

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – Super soft, chewy, easy to make and irresistibly gooey!

We made it to Friday, y’all! For that, we deserve a cookie. Or two. Or, how about a dozen? But not just any cookie. For your cookie cravings and chocolate lovin’ heart, there is nothing better than a batch of these babies. THIS is is the end of all chocolate chip cookies. Because they’re soft, chewy and warm. They’re stuffed with caramel. Topped with flaky sea salt. And baked with a whole lotta love.

In other words, I have made these so many times, for so many people, that I’ve memorized the recipe. After pulling these perfect cookies hot out of the oven a few dozen times, you will, too!

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – Super soft, chewy, easy to make and irresistibly gooey!
Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – Super soft, chewy, easy to make and irresistibly gooey!

For years, our go-to comfort cookie for all occasions (and many non-occasions; i.e., loafing on the couch) have been my Sea Salt Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles. Friends rave about them. Family sneakily snags a stack when they think no one’s looking. Everyone I know loves them. But, I wanted to create something equally enjoyable for the chocolate lovers, too!

The natural next step? Combining the two best cookies on earth! My Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies were calling my name, but I wasn’t just in the mood for any ole’ cookie. It was a crappy Monday and I needed a COOKIE. So, I stuffed them with a soft caramel candy and sprinkled on sea salt as they sizzled on the countertop, hot from the oven.


You just have to taste these to believe them. They’re rich, gooey and full of melt-in-your-mouth golden deliciousness. Bake a batch to make your weekend wonderful!

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – Super soft, chewy, easy to make and irresistibly gooey!
Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – Super soft, chewy, easy to make and irresistibly gooey!

Soft 'n Chewy Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft 'n Chewy Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 20 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick + 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 20 soft caramel candies, such as Kraft, unwrapped
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture, mixing until completely combined. Do not over-mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Roll 2 Tablespoons cookie dough into a ball. Tuck 1 caramel candy into the center of each dough ball. Reform into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are slightly golden brown. (The cookies will not look fully baked, but they will resume baking while cooling on baking sheet.)
  6. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheet for 10 minutes. Dot with additional chocolate chips for a finished look. Sprinkle with sea salt. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    Ahh these do look melt-in-you-mouth-tastic :D Every Friday deserves a cookie, sometimes even other days of the week too :D Thanks for the reciep, sea salt and caramel is amazing! x

  2. That stretchy caramel in the centre looks positively fabulous!! Such a yummy recipe for the weekend :)

  3. 5 stars
    Oh my word, these look insanely amazing!!! I adore the salt/caramel/chocolate combination so I would love a plate of these right now!

  4. These cookies look so delicious, I love using sea salt in sweets!

  5. Oh my! These cookies look perfect!! I wish I had a few for dessert tonight!

  6. Cookies really are my favorite. I can look at pictures of beautiful complicated layer cakes for days, but a show me a picture of a cookie and I am weak in the knees. These look fantastic!

  7. I can imagine how perfect these are! You know I’m also a sucker for chocolate and caramel together :)

  8. love a sweet and salty combination for my cookies. These look incredible

  9. Oh, my goodness…..there goes my diet! These look so good I can almost taste them! :)

  10. YEEEESSSS. This is the perfect combo! I want want want and would love love love these ooey gooey darlings!

  11. How do you want me to go on a slimming diet with such cookies? I experiment the recipe right now, can’t wait!!!

  12. You got a bingo on this recipe. Definitely a crowd pleasing cookie!!!!

  13. It looks yummy! My kids will love to eat this cookies. I will let my wife make this for us. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Great!

  14. 5 stars
    Oh man, these look incredible. I love sea salt caramel.

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