Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are about as classic as it gets in my mind. Whether you like them on the softer side or with a nice crunch, chocolate chip cookies are a staple in any sweet-lovers diet. Years ago, when I studied abroad in Prague and struggled to find basic chocolate chips in the grocery store, I realized this was not the case abroad.

But that’s a story for another time. This story is about the time I stumbled upon a blogger who stuffed her chocolate chip cookies with caramel candies and thought: yes please.

The original recipe uses individually wrapped caramels, which is definitely the less messy option, but if you have a little more free time on your hands, give this recipe for homemade caramel from The Kitchn a try.

When you are wrapping the cookie dough around the cookies, be careful to cover it entirely. I was less careful with my first batch and they exploded everywhere. Not to worry, I ate the spillover.

Caramel Ingredients

  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ⅓ Cup heavy cream

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 ½ Cups (350g) flour
  • 2 Teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup (115g) granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ Cup (260g) brown sugar
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups chocolate chips

Caramel Recipe

  • Add sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Swirl occasionally until melted and dark amber color
  • Remove from heat and whisk in heavy cream
  • Once cool, refrigerate for two hours

Cookie Recipe - Adapted from a recipe from Grandbaby Cakes

  • Whisk flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • In a stand mixer, beat sugars and butter
  • Mix in one egg at a time followed by vanilla extract
  • Lower mixing speed and add in flour mixture in three parts
  • Gently mix in chocolate chips
  • Refrigerate for two hours
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Rolls cookie dough into two tablespoon sized ball, stuff teaspoon of caramel into the middle of the dough
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes