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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

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

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups |

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…


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!

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.


Salted caramel chocolate chip cookie cups.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Katerina | Diethood
Make these adorable Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups filled with sweet salted caramel for your next holiday gathering. Enjoy this fun twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie!
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Servings : 24
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 16 ounces Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough package refrigerated (I use Pillsbury's)
  • 14 ounces Caramel Candies, unwrapped
  • 1 stick butter
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease a 24 mini-muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Press a tablespoon of cookie dough onto bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Cool completely in pan.
  • In the meantime, prepare caramel.
  • Combine caramels, butter and sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until melted, stirring constantly; about 5 minutes.
  • Spoon caramel into cooled cookie cups.
  • Top each cookie cup with desired amount of kosher salt.
  • 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... Recipe Source: Diethood


Calories: 199 kcal | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0.001 g | Cholesterol: 9 mg | Sodium: 117 mg | Potassium: 125 mg | Fiber: 0.2 g | Sugar: 27 g | Vitamin A: 59 IU | Vitamin C: 0.5 mg | Calcium: 71 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookie cups, cookie cups recipe
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21 comments on “Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups”

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! After they cool down, store them in an airtight container. If you want to stack them up inside the container, use wax paper in between the layers. Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      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!

  3. 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

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    Laura Dembowski

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

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

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    Heather @ French Press

    a cookie drawer – Oh my! but really you need to get a mixer ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE these cookies

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    Denise Browning@From Brazil To You

    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!!!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout

    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!

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    Sandra| Sandra's Easy Cooking

    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!!!

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    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines

    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!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks

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

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