Our daughter, Hope, wrote about these Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies back in 2014. These are one of her favorite cookies and there’s a reason for that. If you’re a fan of the scrumptious chocolate and caramel combo, you will find these a fast favorite too. Plus, these cookies are so easy to make, which is a good thing because you’ll find yourself making them over and over again. Take it away, Hope!

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe

When it comes to Starbucks, there are certain things I will and won’t admit. I will admit that I haven’t had a pumpkin spice latte. I will admit that I really love the caramel salted mocha. I won’t admit, however, how many I’ve had in the last week. It’s obscene. I have fulfilled one of the worst stereotypes and forfeited half my meal plan for the most delicious part of my day. But there’s just something about certain flavors that mean comfort food in more than one way.

Firstly, there is nothing more beautiful, simple and delicious than the combination of caramel salt and chocolate. Secondly, certain foods and flavors remind you of different times, places and people. While in college living in a small abode, in a city with bright street lamps and trains and haunted theaters, I can always go for familiar comfort food. Whether it harkens back to long Christmas road trips with pit stops at every Starbucks along the way, or evenings after school playing around with cookie recipes.

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe

This Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe, is one of those recipes that combines two of my favorites in one sweet treat. It is literal handheld dessert perfection, a combination of the most delicious and comforting ingredients in the world (to me). Be sure to have fun creating good memories while making them, eating, and then sharing them with your favorite people. And of course, you know, you could send some to me. I’m always in the mood for chocolatey-good comfort cookies. Always.

This cookie recipe is based on the Double Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe that is one of our very favorites of all time. I hope you enjoy these as much as we have!

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Chocolatey cookies, with bits of melted caramel all sprinkled with salt make for the perfect cookie combination.


  • 3 cups unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 48 caramels, cut in half
  • kosher salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the brown sugar, and vanilla extract. until combined.
  5. Gradually stir in melted butter and cocoa mixture. Mix until smooth.
  6. Mix in the flour mixture until just combined.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheets. Press 3-4 pieces of halved caramels into each cookie round of cookie dough.
  8. Bake at 350-degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle each cookie with a bit kosher salt when removed from oven.Cool for 1 minute, then lift whole cookie-laden parchment paper from baking sheet and place on cooling rack or dry flat surface to cool (or transfer cookies individually to wire rack to cool and reuse parchment paper).

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Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies Recipe

Originally published October 7, 2o14.