Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

18 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofValerie Bertinelli

Total: 55 min Cook: 30 min

Yield: about 36 cookies

Level: Intermediate



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
  • 2 sticks butter, softened 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup caramel bits or caramel candies, chopped 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flaky sea salt 


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F; position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and fine salt together in a bowl.

  • With an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter together in a large bowl until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat to combine. Add the flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and caramel bits.

  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between the cookies (you will have cookie dough left over). Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt.

  • Bake the cookies until golden brown, rotating the position of the baking sheets halfway through, 13 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool. Meanwhile, cool the baking sheets and repeat with the remaining cookie dough.

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