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salted caramel cookies

Stuffed Salted Caramel Cookies

My Stuffed Salted Caramel Cookies are bakery style pefection. These will quickly become a new favorite cookie in your household.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword salted caramel cookies, salted chocolate chip cookies, stuffed cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 469kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $15


  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • cookie scoop
  • chef knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoons


  • 2 sticks salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3.4 ounce box instant Vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks I use the Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Block and chop myself
  • 24 Kraft Caramels unwrapped and halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fleur de Sel Salt or sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until well combined, a good minute or two. Stir in eggs and vanilla, mixing until creamy and smooth. Add flour, pudding mix, salt and baking soda. Slowly mix until dough forms them stir in chocolate chunks to combine. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop heaping scoops of dough and press a center "well" to make room for three halved caramels. Place the caramels in the middle of the dough and enclose the cookie dough around the caramel pieces. Place stuffed cookie dough pieces onto baking sheet, placing 2 inches apart. Press slightly so they're not perfect round balls and sprinkle lightly with sea salt if desired. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes before transferring.


Tip: Right when you take cookies out of oven, carefully use a knife to round edges of any cookies that might have spread more than you'd like or if there are any uneven areas of the cookies. I use this trick every time I bake cookies. They're soft enough to shape while still hot. 


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg