Make these adorable Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups filled with Salted Caramel for your next Holiday gathering.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups Diethood Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

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Hey, wanna eat cookies?! Of course I you do!

Today calls for chocolate chip cookies and caramel. Know why? Because I have a list of cookie recipes that I’ve already baked and I need to share them with you asap. Besides, they are all preeeeetty awesome! It’s also cookie season and you and I need to milk that reason while we can.

The cookie drawer in my freezer is bursting at the seams. Did I just say cookie drawer in my freezer?! Why, yes, yes I did! My goodness, I just can’t stop bragging… Yes, I spent some cashola and got me a fancy fridge with freezer drawers… lucky me! Must be the reason why I’m still chillin’ with a hand mixer…


Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Salted Caramel Diethood Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

I’ve got Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies in there, I also have a dozen of those delicious Chocolate Creamy Cookies, a few dozen Peppermint Raspberry Chocolate Oreo Cookie Balls, and a couple dozen Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies. Hm? Looks like I’m addicted to chocolate. YESSSS! Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate! ‘Tis the Season, baby! Hopefully by next week they will all make it to their intended eaters… I’m not making any promises.

But even after all of that food, last Monday I woke up and my caramel-cravings kicked into high gear. I was like, um, dude, slow down, let’s see what we’ve got in the fridge. Process of elimination showed us (yes, my cravings fit into the whole “us” thing) that we didn’t have anything with caramel, but we found refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough and a few bags of wrapped caramels. SCORE!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups Diethood Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

In case you have never given cookie cups a try, you need to change that today. It’s just cookie dough shaped into a bowl… That is all. No rocket science behind it. Bake it, cool it, fill it. Your cravings = satisfied.


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Make these adorable Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups filled with Salted Caramel for your next Holiday gathering.
Serves: Makes 24 Cookies
  • 1 package (16-ounces) refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (I use Pillsbury's)
  • 1 (14 oz.) bag Caramel Candies, unwrapped
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk.
  • kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a 24 mini-muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Press a tablespoon of cookie dough onto bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  5. Cool completely in pan.
  6. In the meantime, prepare caramel.
  7. Combine caramels, butter and sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan.
  8. Cook over medium-low heat until melted, stirring constantly; about 5 minutes.
  9. Spoon caramel into cooled cookie cups.
  10. Top each cookie cup with desired amount of kosher salt.
  11. Serve.
You will end up with more caramel sauce than needed. Store it in the fridge and use it as a topping for ice creams, cakes, cookies, etc...

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  1. lynn September 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM - Reply

    Does the caramel harden? Curious how these would package, or if they are better to just bake and share at home.

    • Katerina Petrovska September 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM - Reply

      Hi Lynn!

      The caramel is on the softer/runny side, but they should be okay to transport.

  2. Vicky September 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM - Reply

    Caramel is my absolute favorite! These look amazing! Will pin to Christmas board and cookies and bars board.

  3. Christina Rouse December 23, 2013 at 2:42 PM - Reply

    Can these be frozen?

    • Katerina Petrovska December 23, 2013 at 5:29 PM - Reply

      Hi Christina! The caramel filling will not freeze, but you can certainly freeze the cookie cups and, when ready to use, take them out and leave on counter to thaw. After that, you can fill them with the caramel filling. Hope that helps!

  4. Terra December 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    I really want to sink my teeth in one of those delicious cookies! A cookie filled with caramel sounds pretty fantastic to me! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  5. Laura Dembowski December 21, 2013 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    These look awesome! We all get caramel cravings sometimes :). I had to buy a whole separate freezer for all of my treats.

  6. Valerie December 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    Delicious!!! This is my kind of cookie – the kind I’d want to keep all to myself and enjoy at 3am whilst watching television.

  7. Heather @ French Press December 19, 2013 at 10:46 AM - Reply

    a cookie drawer – Oh my! but really you need to get a mixer :) LOVE these cookies

  8. Denise Browning@From Brazil To You December 19, 2013 at 7:18 AM - Reply

    Caramel is my favorite and mixed with condensed milk is even more…These little cups look quite scrumptious, and pretty as well. Merry Christmas, Kate!!!

  9. Ramona December 19, 2013 at 4:50 AM - Reply

    I could eat a whole row of these cookies… popping them happily into my mouth. :)

  10. Trish - Mom On Timeout December 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM - Reply

    So these look totally heavenly Kate. Can I come over and help you with that freezer drawer full of cookies??? Please!!! Loving all that ooey gooey caramel in the center. YUM!

  11. Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM - Reply

    Cookie cups with salted caramel?! These are my dream come true!

  12. Sandra| Sandra's Easy Cooking December 18, 2013 at 1:18 PM - Reply

    So many delicious cookies…I want them all! These are so yummy looking…I loveeee salted caramel! It’s def awesome holiday recipe! Have a great day Kate!!!

  13. Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines December 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM - Reply

    Me, me, me, me, me! You KNOW how much I love caramel. I’d have to use sugar cookie dough instead of chocolate chip, but yeah, I’m all over these. And personally, I’d trade my stand mixer for your fancy fridge!

  14. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 18, 2013 at 8:24 AM - Reply

    love them and love the blue surface. gorgeous contrast with the salted caramel! pinned

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