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Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These caramel chocolate chip cookies are simple to make and filled with chopped caramel-filled chocolate bars. This recipe is sweet and delicious and is perfect for a quick cookie fix.

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on top of each other.

Are you craving an easy cookie recipe that is the perfect fix for quick cookies?

Well, these caramel chocolate chip cookies are just that!

I used a Ghirardelli caramel filled chocolate bar in these cookies for a delicious caramel chocolate flavor.

This cookie is chewy and this recipe makes 12 big delicious cookies.

Trust me, if you’re a big fan of big cookies with a mix of both chocolate and caramel this recipe is for you!

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies cut in half so you can see the caramel.

Ingredients for caramel chocolate chip cookies

  • All purpose flour – I like to use unbleached flour but you can use whatever you have on hand or happen to have in your pantry.
  • Kosher salt – Always add salt to your baked good! It helps bring in big time flavor.
  • Baking soda – This helps your cookies rise.
  • Brown sugar – Not only does brown sugar bring flavor but it also brings softness to the cookies.
  • Granulated sugar – This helps add sweetness and add some stability to the dough.
  • Melted butter – The reason we use melted butter instead of room temperature butter is that it makes for a chewier cookie.
  • Egg and egg yolk – Not only does the added egg yolk bring richer flavor it also adds a bit of chewiness to the cookie.
  • Vanilla extract – I love the addition of vanilla flavor but you could also use vanilla bean paste for an even heavier vanilla flavor.
  • Ghirardelli caramel chooclate bar – This is what we chop up and add to the cookies to bring that caramel chocolate flavor!
A hand holding a Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Can I use a different candy bar addition?

Of course!

If it’s hard to find a 3.5-ounce bar of Ghirardelli you can also chop up 3.5 ounces of their chocolate caramel-filled squares. You often find them in a bag.

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a cooling rack.

How do you store leftover cookies?

I store leftover cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days for optimal freshness.

While cookies will and can last longer they will eventually become stale in taste.

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack.

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Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12 large cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These caramel chocolate chip cookies are simple to make and filled with chopped caramel-filled chocolate bars. This recipe is sweet and delicious and is perfect for a quick cookie fix.


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) bar Ghirardelli caramel filled chocolate bar


  1. In a medium bowl, add flour, kosher salt, and baking soda, whisk and set aside. 
  2. In another large bowl, add brown sugar and granulated sugar and whisk.
  3. Add the melted butter and whisk until smooth. 
  4. Add 1 large egg and 1 yolk and the vanilla extract and whisk until just combined. 
  5. Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and fold in with a spatula.
  6. Add remaining wet ingredients and fold until there are no dry spots. 
  7. Take the bar of chocolate and cut it into small pieces. Add into the dough and carefully fold until the chocolate is evenly distributed. 
  8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  9. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare 2 baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper. 
  10. Scoop out the cookie dough in approximately 3 tablespoon balls and leave a lot of space in between - I put about 6 cookies per baking sheet. 
  11. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the tops are a nice golden brown. 
  12. Allow to cool completely before removing from the baking sheet. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 4g

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Shadi Hasanzadenemati

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

This is absolutely delicious! I love that it’s such a crowd pleaser for the whole family

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