Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

It’s that time of year! Time to bake some delicious cookies for Santa (and friends, of course. Oh okay, and for me!) I don’t bake sweets often, but when I do I like quick and easy recipes. That’s how I created this simple Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t take all the credit, because Betty Crocker did most of the work by making the cookie mix, But, I dressed it up a little with some sea salt and Wether’s Original caramels. Oh and I enlisted the help of my boys (who never turn down the opportunity to make cookies.) You can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or store-bought dough for this sweet dessert. Here’s how I make my ordinary chocolate chip cookies into extraordinary salted caramel chocolate chip cookies!

Ingredients:

(I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience. I earn a small percentage from a purchase using these links. There is no additional cost to you. You can read more about affiliate links here.)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Having a mixer and a chopper makes this cookie making event even easier!

Instructions:

Unwrap the caramels. I used approximately 1 bag per cookie mix.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Cut the caramels into small pieces. Let the kids smack the chopper for extra fun (hold the base and let them smack the top.) Set aside the caramels.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Pour mix into mixing bowl.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Add softened butter and egg.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Mix in 1 tsp full of sea salt. Add more if you like it super salty.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Mix cookie dough in the mixer until it forms a big clump. Stop the mixer and pour in half the caramels. Mix the caramels in and stop the mixer again and add the rest of the caramels.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Spoon out teaspoon size balls onto a cookie sheet. Follow the package directions depending on your oven and trays.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

I love how they like to watch the cookies spread and can hardly wait until the cookies are ready!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Remove the cookies when the edges start to turn golden brown. Don’t worry if they look soft, they’ll continue to bake.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Let the cookies cool for a few minutes before removing them from the tray. Be sure to eat them while they are still warm!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretty Handy Girl

Mmmmmm. Santa is going to love these this year!

PHGFancySign

Do you have any other quick hacks to dress up ordinary desserts? Do share! In the meantime, I think we’re going to make a batch of these Quick & Easy Peppermint Oreos too.

Quick & Easy Peppermint Oreo Recipe : Great for last minute cookie exchanges or gifts

4 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.