Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on August 19, 2014
Hi Everybody! After a busy summer filled with lots of travel, fun adventures and not much time spent at home, it feels like life is getting back to normal again… I’m not sure whether I’m happy about that or not, but I’m excited for this fall; for the cool weather, our annual trip to the pumpkin farm in Pennsylvania, walks through the colorful countryside, drinking apple cider and baking pumpkin rolls and apple pies! But before all of that, I have a cookie recipe to share with you today! I can never resist a good chocolate chip cookie, and add some gooey melted caramel in the middle of that cookie and you have cookie perfection! The last time I made these cookies was on one of those days when literally everything that could go wrong in the kitchen did. I made a batch of cookie dough and when I baked off the cookies they didn’t look right… I forgot to add in the baking soda! I was pretty annoyed, but decided to make a new batch, making sure I didn’t forget a single ingredient this time! The only problem…. when I went to get the baking soda out of my pantry, there was none left! I had pretty much had it with the cookie dough at that point. So one angry trip to the store and a fresh new box of baking soda later, the cookie jar was filled with these chewy caramel filled cookies and all was well with the world again (or at least in my kitchen it was)!
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CARAMEL STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
YOU WILL NEED

Your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Chocolate covered soft caramel candies (like Rolos)
Or soft caramels cut in half for each cookie
Optional: coarse salt to sprinkle on top to make these salted caramel chocolate chip cookies!
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DIRECTIONS

To make these, simply make your cookie dough as you would normally (leave the baking temperature & time the same as well), and let it chill in the fridge for about 20 – 30 minutes. Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven (I bake mine at 375 deg F) and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Place a chocolate covered caramel (or a soft caramel cut in half) in the middle of each cookie, make sure it’s completely sealed with cookie dough all around and form a ball shape. Place your cookies on your baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart, then bake according to your cookie recipe directions! Let the baked cookies sit on the baking sheets for at least 5 minutes after they come out of the oven so all the caramel doesn’t ooze out! They are best eaten slightly warm when the caramel is all melted!
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I hope you love these cookies too!!! And for a quick trick to have fresh baked cookies anytime you want them? Check out THIS post about how to freeze cookie dough balls and have fresh cookies in 10 minutes whenever you want them!!!
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Happy Baking, Everyone!
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20 Comments

  • Reply Brigette Olmos-Arreola August 19, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! Seriously craving these now.

    • Reply Maria August 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      They are so good, Brigette! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Reply Wholesome Joy August 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    YUM! <3

    • Reply Maria August 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      They are my new favorite cookie! 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Gentle Joy August 20, 2014 at 9:54 am

    These look wonderful! 🙂

    • Reply Maria August 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Theresa August 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

    These look really yummy. I enjoyed your trip photos too btw. Theresa @DearCreatives

    • Reply Maria August 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Theresa! Glad you liked all the trip photos too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, have a great rest of your week! 🙂

  • Reply Blair Lonergan August 20, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    These look so amazing. Love that gooey center! Pinned and tweeted. 🙂

    • Reply Maria August 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks, Blair! That gooey center is definitely the best part, they are so addicting!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a great rest of your week!

  • Reply Nici @ Posed Perfection August 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Oh, my yumminess! I never thought of adding my favorite candy to my chocolate chip cookies! I bet these are amazing! I’d love for you to share this at my Creative Ways Link Party when you get a chance!
    Blessings,
    Nici

    • Reply Maria August 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you! I linked up 🙂 Have a great rest of your week!

  • Reply Elizabeth Lund August 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Yummy! I had some of these last night only they were chocolate cookies and had a sprinkling of sea salt on top. Yumminess. Love the caramel center!

    • Reply Maria August 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      That sounds so good too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a great rest of your week!

  • Reply Katerina August 22, 2014 at 2:58 am

    They look soo appetizing! Adding the candies to them made them even more decadent!

    • Reply Maria August 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Katerina! They are one of my favorites! 🙂

  • Reply Meaghan DIYfaerie August 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Is 10pm too late to make a Target run for some baking ingredients? These look amazing and they’re definitely going on my to do list!

    ~Meaghan from DIYfaerie

    • Reply Maria August 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Ha! Thanks, Meaghan! It’s never too late to make a Target run for baking supplies 😉 Hope you love these cookies too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Tammy August 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Ooh now you’ve got me all excited for Fall 😀 …I cannot believe how quickly this summer has gone by.

    I didn’t even make it to the beach 🙁 …ahh well nothing can beat the fact that in a few weeks, I’ll be having Pumpkin Spice lattes! ^_^ …speaking of which, these caramel cookies would go splendidly with pumpkin coffee. Will be pinning these to make in the near future.

    Stopping by from SNF linkup 🙂

    • Reply Maria August 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Hope you love these cookies too, Tammy! I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by either, I am ready for fall too! Hope you have a good rest of the week, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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