This salted caramel cookies recipe makes a thin and crispy cookie with a sweet caramel flavor and smooth white chocolate chips. The salt dusted on top adds an extra special pop!
There was a time when I didn’t like caramel. Growing up, I was a chocolate girl all the way. I didn’t even know caramel existed until I had went to a sleepover and my friend poured caramel sauce all over her ice cream. I tried and was not impressed.
Salted Caramel Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
Fast forward to my adult life and these salted caramel cookies. They are the perfect combination of caramel, white chocolate chips, and that bite of salt on top. I am totally in love with these cookies and hope you will try them at least once. They remind me a lot of my Chewy Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cookies which are amazing in their own right.
These cookies are easy to make – as easy as your standard chocolate chip cookie. The trick to making caramel cookies is using a store-bought caramel sauce. I used the one made by suckers. You can usually find caramel sauce in the ice cream toppings section of your grocery store. And if you just love cookies with white chocolate chips, make sure to try our recipe for red velvet cookies, too.
Can you freeze this salted caramel cookies recipe?
I love things I can freeze and these cookies are freezer friendly! You can freeze them once they are fully cooled in a freezer friendly bag or container. You can also freeze them in cookie dough form.
Can you make the salted caramel cookie dough ahead of time?
Yes, you can make the cookie dough for these salted caramel cookies the day before. Just refrigerate the cookie dough until ready to bake (up to 3 days). Bring them out on the counter and let them come to room temperature for about half an hour before baking.
Can you bake cookies on foil?
Yes, you can bake cookies on foil. You will still need to grease the foil so your cookies don’t stick to the foil. I use a combination of foil and silicone mats when baking cookies. I own about 5 cookie sheets and rotate through at least 3 of them when baking a big batch of cookies like this one.
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- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar.
- Cream together butter and sugar using an electric mixer, until light and creamy.
- Add in vanilla and one egg and mix until combined.
- Add in second egg and mix.
- Pour in caramel sauce and mix until combined.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt to bowl. Give it a few stirs before mixing with the electric mixer so it doesn't shoot flour everywhere.
- Mix on low until combined.
- Fold in white chocolate chips.
- Scoop heaping tablespons of cookie dough onto cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of each cookie while still warm.
- Remove cookies from cookie sheet and transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
- Repeat with remaining cookie dough, until you run out.
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Nutrition InformationYield 48 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 87Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mgSodium 204mgCarbohydrates 15gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 10gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 1g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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