Recipe: Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt

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Who loves salted caramel? (I do, I do!)

It’s no mistake that this is the third recipe on this blog to feature caramel + salt (Check out my posts on salted caramel brownies and salted caramel bread pudding!).Β  One of my blogging buddies, Layla could really use your support – read about her story here.Β  Since Layla and I share a mutual love for salted caramel, I whipped up a batch of chocolate caramel cookies with sea salt for her.Β  Keep an eye on your mailbox, girl!

I used this recipe, which has been making the rounds.

You will need:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
5 tbsp butter
7 tbsp unsweetened cocoa (dark, if available)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Soft caramel
Sea salt

Makes about 20 cookies of various sizes πŸ˜‰

1. Preheat oven to (my favorite temperature) 350ΒΊF; line 2 baking sheets with baking paper, lightly coated with cooking spray
No picture necessary, right? I think you get the gist.

2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sift together flour, soda, and salt; set aside.
Whereas THIS step, man.Β  I felt compelled to provide this enthralling picture.Β  Don’t get too excited now.

Optional step:Β  If necessary, cut caramel into manageable pieces.
Mine were rectangular. Not a fan.

3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars.


4. Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist.


5. Wrap the chocolate dough around the caramel. Place balls on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sea salt.

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.
You can see the teensy bit of caramel poking out there, mmmm.

Look pretty deeelish, don’t they? They taste pretty good too – of course I had to sample one before shipping them out. ;).

Oh, you’d like some baked goods as well? Then check out the #OperationLayla online bake sale – my lemon-glazed madeleines are up for auction, and they are only available today! I’m so curious to see who I’ll be shipping some madeleines out to! Will it be YOU? πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    OMG. OMG. Just…..OMG. <3

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    March 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Yum! And my husband is forever grateful toy you that I will attempt to make these this weekend. Such a great idea about the bake sale, and it's so wonderful to see the blogging community come together for Layla like this.

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    March 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I <3 salted caramel also! I died when Starbucks started selling those salted caramel petite bites. MMM. I can't wait to try this recipe! Kudos Serena!

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    March 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Yum!!! This dessert recipe might have just got bumped up in the queue… Just saying! πŸ™‚

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    March 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Ahh! I'm in a bidding war over your madeleine's but would give my left arm for these cookies.

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    March 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Im in heaven! My stepdaughters and I made some Mint Chocolate Chip cookies a few months ago and they were amazing! These look even better!

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    March 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    These cookies sound incredible! I love salted caramel and to throw chocolate in the mix – I'm all about it!

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    March 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    These look amazing. I'm surprised to see yogurt as one of the ingredients!

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    March 16, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    @kirbie The yogurt works in place of eggs, I believe!

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    March 17, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Oh. My. Jesus.

    Adding this recipe to the list of cookie recipes I have yet to make!

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    March 17, 2011 at 12:57 am

    I've baked these cookies, and they are magnificent!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    March 17, 2011 at 1:19 am

    These look great and I am so trying them when I figure out where to get caramel around here.

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    March 17, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I do too! I do too!

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    March 17, 2011 at 1:49 am

    wow looks delicious! will have to try out this recipe!!

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    March 17, 2011 at 2:13 am

    oh my goodness, these look so good!!

    On a side note, how do you like the baking mat?

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    March 17, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I love the baking mat! I feel it helps cookies bake more easily πŸ™‚

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    honey my heart
    March 17, 2011 at 6:43 am

    these cookies look so yummy!! i've been loving salted caramel cupcakes lately and must try it in cookie form πŸ™‚

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    March 17, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I am totally drooling over those hints of caramel peeking out from the cookies. I can only imagine how they taste…

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    March 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    These cookies look incredible! I must try this recipe sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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    March 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Oh wow! Jaw is on the floor!!! πŸ™‚

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    March 18, 2011 at 12:20 am

    God those look so good it hurts me.

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    March 18, 2011 at 3:41 am

    the gooo!!! the gooo looks sooo gooey good!

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    Charlie @ SweetSaltySpicy
    March 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Caramel is my favorite sweet (with anything maple syrup ;))! Your cookies look a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

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    March 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I DO NOT know how I possibly missed these!!! Chocolate. Caramel. Salt. I need to bake these STAT, I need to get a baking mat STAT, my mouth won't stop salivating, I want them STAT! Have a great weekend, ^^

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    March 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

    OMG! OMG! OMG! This is incredible.

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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    The Food Hunter
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    Elise's Kitchen
    March 25, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I just made a double batch of these for some friends. They are amazing!

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