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Salted Caramel Chip Cookies

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!

These cookies are so easy to prepare and the dough can be pulled together in under 10 minutes. Sometimes I make a double batch and roll the remainder into a log, cover well with cling film and freeze for future cooking baking times.

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!

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 ;)

Leave these babies to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. If you have any left (it rarely happens in my household), they can keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Salted Caramel Chip Cookies

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Swah


  • 140 g butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt + extra to sprinkle on top
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 250 g Nestle caramel chips


  • Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  • 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).
  • Dollop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto lined baking trays. Sprinkle each cookie with a bit more sea salt.
  • Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, around 12-14 minutes.

What’s your favourite type of cookie recipe to bake?

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  • 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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    How am I supposed to measure out 140 g of butter? I’m looking everywhere on line and I can’t convert it to cups. If I don’t have a food scale I can’t make these?

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