Salted Caramel Cookies

Salted Caramel Cookies
The cookie dough for these salted caramel cookies is actually made out of caramel. So every bite is rich, and buttery, and caramely!
Salted Caramel Cookies
They’re extra delicious if you add nuts, but that’s up to you.
Give these crispy, salted caramel cookies a try!

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Salted Caramel Cookies

making Salted Caramel
In a heavy sauce pan, combine ¼ cup butter, ½ cup heavy whipping cream, and 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar, and stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, and remove from heat.
Salted Caramel
Allow to cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
Salted Caramel Cookies dry ingredients
In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon cream of tartar.
Salted Caramel for Cookies
In bowl of stand mixer, combine cooled caramel mixture with ½ cup butter room temperature. Beat until mixture lightens in color and gets fluffy.
Salted Caramel Cookie batter
Add 2 room temperature eggs and 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract, and beat another 2 minutes.
Salted Caramel Cookies Dough
Fold in dry ingredients, just until combined. Do NOT over-mix.
Salted Caramel Cookies with nuts
Add 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
Wrapped rolls of Salted Caramel Cookies dough
Divide dough in half, and shape into two logs about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in plastic, and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Prepared Cookie sheet for Salted Caramel Cookies
When you’re ready to bake, line a baking sheet with parchment, and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Salted Caramel Cookie dough slices
Slice chilled dough into disks about ¼ inch thick (try to make them as uniform as possible), and . . .
Salted Caramel Cookies
. . . place them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Salted Caramel Cookies sliced for baking
Sprinkle tops with coarse sea salt, and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Salted Caramel Cookies
Cool in pans for 2 minutes, and …
Salted Caramel Pecan Cookies
. . . remove to a cooling rack.
Salted Caramel Cookies on a plate
Yummmm!
Stack of Salted Caramel Cookies
Yummmm, YUMMY!

Free Printable Recipe for Salted Caramel Cookies

Salted Caramel Cookies

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional
  • Coarse sea salt for topping

Instructions

  • In a heavy sauce pan, combine caramel ingredients, and stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, and remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, combine cooled caramel mixture with ½ cup butter. Beat until mixture lightens in color and gets fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat another 2 minutes.
  • Fold in dry ingredients, just until combined. Do NOT over-mix. Add pecans, if desired.
  • Divide dough in half, and shape into two logs about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Wrap the dough in plastic, and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment, and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Slice chilled dough into disks about ¼ inch thick (try to make them as uniform as possible), and place them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tops with coarse sea salt, and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool in pans for 2 minutes, and then remove to cooling rack.