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sea salt caramel chocolate chip cookies

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 1 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


These sea salt caramel chocolate chip cookies are just like your favorite classic soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie, but with the added bonus of sea salt caramel baking chips!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sea salt caramel chips*
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter for about 1 minute, or until fluffy and whipped. Add both sugars, mixing until combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and either mix by hand with a large wooden spoon (my preference) or mix just until combined. Cover the dough tightly and chill for at least 1 hour, and up to 3 days.*
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using about 1.5 tbsp of dough at a time, roll the dough into balls and place them on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. I had 12 on each tray. Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes, removing them from the oven as soon as the outsides are light brown; they will look underdone in the middle, but that’s what you want!
  4. Burn your tongue and possibly your fingers by eating a few cookies RIGHT out of the oven. 
  5. Leave the remaining cookies on the tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cookies stay fresh at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks. Cookies can also be frozen, for up to 2 months; see Notes for instructions on freezing the dough.


  1. I used the Hershey’s brand sea salt caramel chips; you can swap this out for any other flavor, or just more semi-sweet chips!
  2. Dough can also be rolled into balls at this point and frozen. Freeze the balls for an hour on a cookie sheet before removing to a Ziploc bag to freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
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