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The Best Chocolate Caramel Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

This is the best Chocolate Caramel Cookie Recipe – perfectly rich and chewy! These cookies are not only delicious but also totally easy to make!

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These chocolate caramel cookies are utterly rich and decadent but beyond easy to make! They remind me of our most beloved Salted Caramel Turtle Cookies only with fewer steps in the baking process.

I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these. These chocolate cookies are perfect for taking to your next party or event or simply enjoying with the family!

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is super versatile and easy to make with only a few ingredients from the grocery store. Start with unsalted butter, granulated sugar, all purpose flour and a splash of vanilla extract.

Be sure to check out some of our other drop cookie recipes like this Chocolate Chip Mint Cookie Recipe and these Chocolate Oreo Cookies.

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

This chocolate caramel cookie recipe calls for Skor bits to be sprinkled all over the tops of each cookie. The toffee bits add a yummy texture, flavor and crunch to the cookies. We’ve used them before in this *Must Try* White Trash Bar Recipe.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Ingredients

How to make chocolate caramel cookies:

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Ingredients:

*Heath English Toffee bits are basically the same as Skor bits so you can use either one.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Ingredients

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Dough

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add egg and vanilla and continue to mix on low speed.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly and combine until a soft dough forms.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips, scraping dough from the sides of the bowl.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Process

6. Drop 8 to 10 large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave at least 2″ between each cookie dough ball.

Tip: I like to use a large cookie scoop for this.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Process

7. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until the top is set. Place on a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool quickly.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Process

8. Scoop frosting into a piping bag with 1A tip and cover each cookie with the frosting.

Tip: a plastic bag with the tip cut off works too!

Soft Caramel Molasses Cookie Caramel

9. In a small bowl combine caramels and cream. Melt the caramels in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until a smooth caramel sauce is created.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Process

10. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the chocolate covered cookies.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Process

11. Sprinkle Skor bits on top of each cookie.

For chewier, softer cookies simply adjust the baking time and take the cookies out of the oven one minute sooner. Just be sure to allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

How to store these delicious cookies:

Store these sweet treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container at room temperature for a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

This recipe makes 8-10 soft and chewy chocolate cookies that are seriously to die for. Like, they hardly last long enough to make it into the cookie jar!

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

There is just something about the combination of chocolate and caramel that gets me every time. If you’re a caramel lover, be sure to check out these Soft Caramel Molasses Cookies too!

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

I love the caramel drizzle – gorgeous AND delicious! These chewy caramel cookies will make a chocolate cookie lover out of anyone.

Next time we make these I will be experimenting with: caramel bits, rolo candy, flaky sea salt and peanut butter cups. But I don’t think that it will be easy to improve upon perfection lol.

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

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Some of my kitchen essentials:

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

They are the easiest cookies to make with chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate frosting and gooey caramel sauce. Worth the little bit of extra effort for the yummy brownie-like cookie flavour!

The Best Chocolate Caramel Cookie Recipe

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Chocolate Caramel Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This is the best Chocolate Caramel Cookie recipe - perfectly rich and chewy! These cookies are not only delicious but also totally easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Duncan Hines chocolate frosting
  • 12 Werther's soft caramels
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp Skor bits

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add egg and vanilla and continue to mix on low speed.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly and combine until a soft dough forms.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips, scraping dough from the sides of the bowl.

6. Drop 8 to 10 large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave at least 2" between each cookie dough ball.

7. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until the top is set. Place on a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool quickly.

8. Scoop frosting into a piping bag with 1A tip and cover each cookie with the frosting.

9. In a small bowl combine caramels and cream. Melt the caramels in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until a smooth caramel sauce is created.

10. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the chocolate covered cookies.

11. Sprinkle Skor bits on top of each cookie.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 363Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 4g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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