Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cookies

A few days ago, I got an itch. It’s a common itch in my life; the itch to make and eat warm cookies. As much as I love a chocolate chip cookie, I was in the mood to make something new. With a lot of help from my kids, we came up with a kid-friendly chocolate salted-caramel cookie.


In a medium bowl, whisk together:

  • 2 3/4 C flour
  • 1t baking soda
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 3/4 C cocoa powder

In a large bowl, cream together:

  • 1 C butter
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar

Beat this together for about 4 minutes and then add:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1T vanilla

Now add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.

Here is the awesome part!!!

In a plastic bag, crush 1C chopped pretzels. Use any kind of pretzel you have. We used pretzel goldfish and it was delicious.


Into the dough, add:

  • The crushed pretzels
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips
  • 1 C caramel bits (these are high on the list of great inventions)




Once everything is mixed together, scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.




Cool the cookies on a cooling rack set over a sheet of wax paper (or foil, or plastic wrap or really anything you can throw away). Once the cookies are cool, drizzle them with caramel syrup.


WAHOO! We were pretty happy with these in our house. After we ate ourselves sick, we sent the rest to work with my husband, who said they got great reviews.


2 Responses to “Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cookies”

  1. July 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Ooooo . . .these sound so yummy! But would you be offended if I switched out the caramel bits for chopped pecans or walnuts? I trick myself into thinking that if I add nuts (protein) to cookies, it’s making them a little bit more nutritious. Silly, I know.

  2. The Pink Apron Blog
    July 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I LOVE your reasoning! 🙂 That TOTALLY makes them healthy!! 🙂 That sounds delicious! Let me know how they turn out. I would personally do both so you get more caramel flavor but since that doesn’t go as well with the “healthy” theory…;)