I think it’s probably no secret that I love desserts and sweets but if I had to really think about what I am buying myself as a treat more than anything else: it’s always going to be something salted caramel! It’s the epic and classic combination of sweet & salty! Seriously though, whoever discovered it all tastes so good together should probably be the next President…. just saying.
These cookies are not only absolutely sinful, they are also EXTREMELY quick and easy to make! True story: a friend of mine realized with only a couple hours to spare that she was expected to bring a baked good to a party. She texted me asking if I had anything really quick she could make in a pinch. These cookies are what I suggested! They use only 5 ingredients and are always a huge crowd pleaser! She told me they were such a hit that she overheard person after person talking about how delicious they were, she was the star of the party!
Put these out at your next holiday party and you will be a real hero! Let’s get started!
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies
yield: about 2 dozen cookies– prep time: 10 minutes – bake time: 15 minutes
1 box of brownie mix (I️ prefer Duncan Hines as shown below)
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
Soft caramels, cut in half
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This recipe is super simple and starts out a lot like my 5 ingredient double chocolate cookies! Combine the brownie mix, oil and eggs until smooth.
Step Two: Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 20 min in the fridge. While it’s chilling, begin cutting the caramels in half. The below picture is of the caramels before they are cut in half, you want them cut in half so they easily fit inside your cookie dough ball!
Step Three: Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, scoop out cookie dough and hide the caramel inside then roll the dough into a ball:
Step Four: Place the cookies on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet and put into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Once time is up, remove them from the oven and sprinkle sea salt on top immediately. Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes on the tray before removing them… I know this is hard but you MUST wait the 10 minutes otherwise the caramel will be too hot and fall out of the cookie and then you’ll have a hole in your cookie and nobody wants that! You can then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool more or dig in 🙂