Gooey salted caramel stuffed in the best chocolate chip cookies of your life. These salted caramel-stuffed chocolate chip cookies will have a permanent spot in your weekly baking adventures! This post has been sponsored by Morton Salt, Inc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a stuffed cookie—and even longer since I’ve stuffed one with caramel. It is pretty awful of me considering how it is one of my most favorite cookies to make and a new favorite of my cookie-obsessed nieces. There is never a time when we don’t crave a perfectly made cookie, stuffed with salted caramel.
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My favorite thing about this salted caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookie is that it is very easy to make. We start off with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, which leaves you with a crisp, buttery edge and a soft, chewy middle.
Then, we take soft caramel candies that we quickly dip into Morton Fine Sea Salt and stuff it into the middle of the cookie. I like to use Morton Fine Sea Salt because the fine grains coat the soft caramels perfectly and evenly.
You can use any type of soft caramel candies, but I find the chocolate-coated ones are the best because they stay soft even when the cookies are completely cooled down. Many other soft caramels tend to harden and you need to re-warm the cookies to soften the caramel.
The reason why I love Morton Fine Sea Salt (which I usually purchase at my local ACME in the spice section) is because the new container has an easy-open lid—which is not only good for measuring out the salt we need for the cookie dough but it means I can quickly pour the fine sea salt into a dish and dunk the caramel so when it bakes, we get that salted caramel flavor.
Morton also has a Coarse Sea Salt that I love to use to sprinkle over the finished salted caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies. It adds the perfect salty crunch to the sweetness of the chocolate and caramel.
- I like to spread a thin layer of cookie dough on my chocolate-covered caramels to help the sea salt adhere to it. The candies are small, so you don’t need them fully coated in salt, just a light sprinkling on one side will work.
- Make sure the caramel has an even amount of cookie dough on all sides to prevent it from seeping out during baking. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack so the bottoms are more sturdy to hold in the weight of the caramel. This is especially true if you aren’t using the chocolate-coated caramels.
- You need to chill the rolled-out cookie dough for about 30 minutes before baking for the best results.
- Finish the salted caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies with a small sprinkling of Morton Coarse Sea Salt. Do it while the cookies are fresh out the oven so it sticks to the top of the cookies. The coarse sea salt adds in more balance to the sweetness of the cookie, chocolate chips, and the caramel. Coarse sea salt works better than fine salt because it takes longer for it to dissolve into the cookie so you can get a chance to really taste the saltiness (plus get a slight crunch in the texture!) with the sweet. It also prevents you from accidentally adding too much salt since you can see exactly how much you are adding!
Craving More Cookies?
You’ll absolutely love my s’mores stuffed cookies and my brownie-stuffed cookies. These cookies and cream cookies are totally addictive. If you’re totally into the cookie-ception, you’ll also love my cookie butter cookies. Peanut butter fans will adore my 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies. Chocolate lovers will go insane for my giant double chocolate cookies as well as my German chocolate cookies. Don’t forget to check out my archives for all my delicious cookie recipes. My friend also makes the best chocolate crinkle cookies.