Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These are based on my original Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies , and then I had to go and jump on the whole Salted Caramel bandwagon.


(Here’s my favorite cookie scoop: Cookie Dough Scoop with Push Button (Orange))

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I’ve told y’all before, I know it’s cliche, but warm cookies are probably my favorite dessert. Maybe it’s something about the memories of home.

The memory of mom’s cookies.

Mom in the kitchen.

Me in the kitchen.

Mom and I cooking together.

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I made these, along with some other treats, for the Austin Bakes for West bake sale. Back in April, there was a devastating fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Thanks to the big love of Texas, local bakers got together and baked some DELICIOUS treats, all proceeds going to the victims of West.


Everyone and their mother, and their grandmother, and aunt, neighbor, friend, babysitter, baby mama, and kid was asking for the recipe.


Now tell me, what’s y’alls favorite cookie add-in?

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~ Peace, Love, and Salted Caramel Y’all

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Yield: 5 - 6 dozen


1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 stick butter flavored Crisco (1 cup)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
6 oz. caramel chips
5 cups flour
sea salt, for garnish


In a large bowl, begin by creaming butters and sugars. Once thoroughly mixed, add vanilla and eggs one a time, mixing well after each addition. Add dry ingredients one cup at a time. By the end, the dough will be thick, and it may be necessary to mix by hand. Add in the chocolate chips and caramel chips. Scoop cookie dough into balls, and freeze all dough balls, or bake as desired. When ready to bake, sprinkle a bit of sea salt on the top of each dough ball and bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes, until golden.

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14 Responses to “Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

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    The Hill Country Cook » Austin Bakes — June 2, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    […] I made my black bottom cupcakes, and these salted caramel chocolate chunk cookies (recipe will be in an upcoming post). […]

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 2, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Man I wanted these! I bid on them but didn’t get them! Guess I’ll have to make a batch!

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

      See how well things work out Cathy??!! 🙂

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    Kristen — July 2, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    What delicious, fluffy looking cookies! Yum!

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

      They are so perfect Kristen! I promise 🙂 This recipe is a keeper.

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — July 2, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    After eating those cookies I won from your giveaway, I am now totally obsessed with salted caramel cookies! I bet these taste just like the ones I won.

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

      I know! I had to recreate! Everyone was enjoying salted caramel except me!

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    Julia — July 3, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    I can definitely see how these cookies would be snapped up in a heartbeat! Thinking I need to join the salted caramel bandwagon too and what better time to do so than for the 4th of July! Have a fun holiday, missy!

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

      They sure do go fast, that’s for sure!!!

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    Sheila — July 3, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    You can never go wrong with a chocolate chips cookie! These look amazing ; )

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

      I know! Especially with salt! I’ve been putting salt on everything lately.

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    Kim Beaulieu — July 15, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    These are some seriously gorgeous cookies. I love salted anything. Add it to cookies and it’s sheer perfection.

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — July 19, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    You had me at salted… and caramel… well annnnd the chocolate chunk too. Yummmmmmmm :9

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    The Hill Country Cook » King Cake Cookies — March 5, 2014 @ 9:59 pm

    […] But cookie form just makes everything so, so much better. And, a friendly little tip. In order to avoid spending mucho moola on lots of sprinkles, just buy clear, and dye them like Christina did, on Dessert for Two. Plus King Cake Cookies are simply based on my regular cookie dough, which you can use to make Salted Caramel Cookies. […]

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