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Salted Caramel Chip Cookies

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I was craving cookies over the rainy weekend and wanted to jazz up my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe. I found some Nestle caramel chips in the supermarket and thought a salted caramel cookie would be a winner!
I reduced the sugar in these cookies as the caramel chips are very sweet. You can add more salt (or even less) to taste, but I love the contrast of the sweet caramelised bits and the occasional crunch of salt. Delicious!

Salted Caramel Chip Cookies
 
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 140g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt + extra to sprinkle on top
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 250g Nestle caramel chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Add caramel chips, flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat on low speed until just combined (don’t overwork the mixture or it can become tough).
  4. Dollop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto lined baking trays. Sprinkle each cookie with a bit more sea salt.
  5. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, around 12-14 minutes.

Please try very hard not to eat all the cookie dough, I often end up getting only 19 cookies from this batch into the oven due to the irresistible powers of raw cookie dough :p

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18 Comments

  • Reply milkteaxx June 4, 2013 at 11:22 am

    i wanted to make salted caramel chip cookies too but ive searched the local supermarkets in my area and no one has them!

    • Reply Swah June 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Oh damn! I got mine from the Coles in Surry Hills, I think I have seen them in the big CBD supermarkets too. Good luck!

  • Reply Rachel June 4, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Oh my goodness! these look perfect, do you have a secret for getting them so perfectly round? or is it just the old ice cream scoop trick?

    • Reply Swah June 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Yep the old ice cream scoop trick! And then I gently rolled them into balls and flattened them slightly before baking :)

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade June 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Ooh yum how good are those caramel chips! These look super delish and love your photos!!

    • Reply Swah June 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you Christine! They are dangerously addictive…

  • Reply vegeTARAian June 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Ooh these sound GOOD! Who knew caramel chips could be so delicious?!

    • Reply Swah June 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

      They were incredibly delicious! And once baked, the caramel chips get slightly caramelised and crunchy on the bottom, heaven!

  • Reply Annie @ The Random Foodie June 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    yum! should try to make these for my caramel addicted friend. thanks for posting this up!

    • Reply Swah June 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I’m pretty sure they will love these (and you if you make them!)

  • Reply Tina @ bitemeshowme June 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’d probably eat at least half the cookie dough… haha! how do you get yours so uniform! It’s like a little army!

    • Reply Swah June 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Cookie dough is so dangerous! I measured each cookie with an ice cream scoop, then rolled them into balls and gently flattened them so they are all even :)

  • Reply Pia February 2, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Oh my gosh, I have made these three times already, so simple and they are the whole family’s new favourite biscuit. I love the salty sweetness! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Swah February 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      You are very welcome! So glad to hear your family love these :)

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