Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy homemade cookies, loaded with caramel bits, chocolate chunks and topped off with a sprinkling of flaked sea salt.

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

A few random thoughts for your Friday…

I’m obsessed with THIS song. So much fun. You can’t not dance to it. I dare you to try.

I counted 7 shades of pink nail polish in my bin. Seven! That’s not counting the multiple shades of reds and purples. And of course I narrowed it down to three that are so similar to choose between for this round. That’s a big problem for someone like me – aka super indecisive.

I’m currently reading the third installment of Razorland. It took me a bit to finally get into it and get going, especially after having been in Divergent world for so long. It’s hard to switch gears.

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

And of course cookies…

Because we can’t have a weekend without a sweet treat. It just wouldn’t be right.

I tweaked my favorite cookie dough to create a chewy, salty, chocolatey sensation. A must make cookie for sweet and salty fans. Chewy homemade cookies, loaded with caramel bits and semi-sweet chocolate chunks and of course topped off with a sprinkle of flaked sea salt.

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chewy homemade cookies, loaded with caramel bits, chocolate chunks and topped off with a sprinkling of flaked sea salt.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time4 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C cake flour
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 3/4 C chocolate baking chunks
  • 3/4 C caramel bits
  • Flaked sea salt


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla, followed by remaining dry ingredients. Mix in caramel bits and chocolate chunks by hand. Chill dough for 2-4 hours or until chilled thoroughly.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough, being sure to avoid caramel bits on the bottom. Space dough 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Lightly sprinkle with flaked sea salt, if desired. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. If possible, carefully transfer silicone mat (or parchment paper) with cookies to a wire rack. Alternately, cool cookies on baking sheet. Do not transfer cookies to a wire rack until set completely, roughly 5-10 minutes.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.


*If caramel is near the bottom or edges of the cookies, it will caramelize.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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23 Responses to “Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. #
    Mir — August 22, 2014 at 6:42 am

    No worries! I have about 15 lipsticks that are almost kind of the same color.
    And it’s hard that there were only three Divergent books…sigh.
    These cookies are phenomenal! They look perfect. Soft in the middle, crispy at the edges! Yay!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Seriously why do we torture ourselves with such similar colors? You’d think we’d only need one pink, red etc. Oh well! :) And thank you!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 22, 2014 at 6:43 am

    1. YES. that song. SO good. But both the hubs and I don’t think it sounds like typical Train!
    2. I don’t even have 1 nail polish. I am the worst girl EVER. I just suck at painting my nails. So I don’t.
    3. These cookies? I STILL haven’t tried anything salted caramel because I fail at life…so these are happening. Pinned!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Oh my gosh… run to your nearest store and remedy that this weekend mk? :)

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — August 22, 2014 at 8:02 am

    love that song and these cookies are perfection! Perfect for a Friday!! love love love and can’t wait to try! Happy Friday!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Alice!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — August 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Girl, I spent probably 20 minutes last night trying to decide on a polish. It’s hard being a woman. :P I eventually settled on highlighter yellow, in case you were wondering.

    Love these cookies! The more salt, the better!

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      Rachel — August 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Decisions are hard! :)

  5. #
    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — August 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I really enjoy all of your Friday things posts. And these cookies look delightful!

    • #
      Rachel — August 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Jen :)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — August 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I love sweet and salty cookies so definitely pinning these to try later! They look amazing.

    • #
      Rachel — August 23, 2014 at 7:30 am

      Thanks Stacey!

  7. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 24, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I am always and forever putting pink on my nails. When I can’t decide I just paint my toes a different shade lol

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      Rachel — August 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      haha good call :)

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I have so many chapsticks. I cannot even tell you why they are different. These cookies are fabulous. I would totally sink my teeth into one now if I had the chance.

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      Rachel — August 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks Emily!

  9. #
    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — August 29, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Oh boy! I just love caramel and cookies are one of my favourite things to make! These look divine!

  10. #
    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — August 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    i gotta check out those books. I took a break reading this spring (let my mind wander while swiping through IG while pumping) but now I’m burning through a book every few days,

    I need some cookies too. But i’m afraid I will gobble them up faster than the books!

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      Rachel — September 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Haha yes – cookies definitely would be gone faster than a book ;)

  11. #
    Angel — December 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I made these 2 weekends in a row. Huge hit both times.
    This weekend, I used the new Werther’s caramels, which are a bit softer. I put them in the Vitamix dry container to keep them small and crumbly- b/c last weekend I used the Kraft alternative and the caramel parts were too large and chewy once they cooled off.

    Winner recipe.

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      Rachel — December 22, 2014 at 7:25 am

      So glad you enjoyed them! I’ll have to keep an eye out for those caramels :)

  12. #
    Lynette — June 6, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Probably THE best cookie recipe I’ve used. FULL DISCLOSURE: I tweaked with Kraft caramels, cut in half and two King sized Hershey bars, diced. They are beautiful and DELICIOUS! Thank you!

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      Rachel — June 15, 2022 at 6:15 am

      So glad you enjoyed them!

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