Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Perfect chocolate chip cookies stuffed with gooey, soft caramel centers. These Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies are utterly sinful!

Perfect chocolate chip cookies with gooey, soft caramel centers.

Chocolate Chip Cookies stuffed with a special ingredient to make those caramel centers extra gooey and delicious!

Imagine biting into a cookie and finding a surprise center of smooth, rich caramel – that’s exactly what you’ll get with these Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe is a twist on the classic favorite, infusing every morsel with a heart of golden caramel that oozes with each bite. Perfect for those who love their sweets with a side of decadence, these cookies are not just a treat; they’re an experience. So preheat your oven and line your baking sheets, because we’re about to embark on a journey to cookie nirvana. 


This is my current favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, and it’s the one I used as the base for these caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies. Obviously, I swapped the chocolate chunks for chocolate chips. I also made them slightly smaller than I did in the original recipe.

Chocolate chip cookie dough batter and Werther's Original candies

I’ve always struggled with caramel in baked goods (especially in cookies). It’s so hard to keep the caramel from getting too stiff when it cools back down after baking. Recently, I saw another blogger suggest using Werther’s Soft Caramels for baking. I finally gave it a try with these cookies, and they turned out absolutely PERFECT.

finger pushing down Werther's onto cookie dough

The caramel didn’t melt and completely disappear into the cookie, but it wasn’t stiff and tough once it cooled. It softened and spread with the cookie just the right amount, still maintaining its structure enough to create a gooey, caramel-y center inside each cookie.

Perfect chocolate chip cookies with gooey, soft caramel centers.

And just look at all of this gooey goodness. It’s irresistible. Once you tried these, you’ll be obsessed like I am. Too much yumminess all in one place!

Perfect chocolate chip cookies with gooey, soft caramel centers.

And there you have it, a batch of heavenly Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies that are sure to disappear as quickly as they came out of the oven. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, with gooey caramel and melty chocolate chips nestled within a soft, buttery cookie. These treats are not just cookies; they’re a moment of pure joy, a sweet escape from the everyday. So, whether you’re sharing them with friends or savoring them solo, remember that the best things in life are often the simplest – and sometimes, they come in the form of a cookie. Happy baking! 🍪

Perfect chocolate chip cookies with gooey, soft caramel centers.

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Perfect chocolate chip cookies with gooey, soft caramel centers.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tbsp vanilla

1 tbsp vanilla

  • 1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup milk

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 24 Werther's Originals Soft Caramels, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, melt the butter with the brown sugar in the microwave. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the egg, the egg yolk, the vanilla, and the milk.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until dough forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and place it on an ungreased cookie sheet. Gently roll one of the caramels into a ball and place it in the center of the cookie dough. Scoop another tablespoon of dough and press it on top of the carmel. Gently seal the sides of the cookie with your fingers.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough and caramels, placing each cookie about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet.
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