These chocolate chip cookie cups are filled with my smooth homemade caramel sauce. I sprinkle sea salt on top which balances the sweetness. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

I was thinking of making chocolate chip cookie bars with my homemade caramel sauce.   Then I changed my mind; I  made cookie cups and filled them with my caramel sauce.  I sprinkled some sea salt on top. They were delicious.

If you still haven’t tried my homemade caramel sauce, you should!  It is very easy to make.  With 2 ingredients your sauce will be ready.  The important thing is you have to be careful and fast at the same time.  First, you need to melt the sugar.  When it is time to add the heavy cream, you should add it immediately so the sugar won’t harden and you can start stirring until you have a smooth sauce.  It takes only 10 minutes to have that smooth and silky caramel sauce.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cup with Salted Caramel

As caramel is very sweet, I decreased the sugar amount of the chocolate chip cookies.  I use 50 grams (1/4 cup) less sugar.    Although I decreased the sugar amount, my cookie cups were still slightly chewy. They were delicious with my homemade caramel sauce.  Sea salt balanced the sweetness perfectly.

And the steps:

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Step by Step Pictures

First,  I make the caramel sauce and set aside to cool.   Then I make the dough.  I place the butter in the bowl of my stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until it is soft for almost 2 minutes. Then I add the brown sugar and white sugar, cream them until light and fluffy.   Later I add the egg and vanilla.  I mix until totally combined.  Then I add the flour in 2-3 batches and mix until totally incorporated.  I always scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed during these steps. Finally, I add the chocolate chips and mix for 3-4 seconds.

Steps of Making Cookie Cup Dough: Creaming the butter and sugar, adding the egg, vanilla, flour and chocolate chips.

After the dough is ready, I divide it into equally 15 pieces(55grams).   First, I roll them into balls.  Then I place the balls in a cupcake pan and press the balls onto bottom and up sides to give a cup shape with my fingers.   I bake them for 12 minutes until they are lightly golden brown.  The dough will be puffed when they are out of the oven.   Using the back of a measuring spoon, I gently press the center to give its cup shape again.  I let the cookie cups cool in the pan for 10 minutes.  Then I gently remove the cookie cups with a toothpick.

Dividing the dough the into cupcake pan. Pressing the balls onto bottom and sides to give a cup shape. Pressing to the center of the puffed cookie cups with back of a spoon.

Next, I fill the cups with almost 1 tablespoon of homemade caramel sauce.  Then I sprinkle coarse sea salt on top.  I keep them in the fridge until caramel is thick enough.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

That’s all!  Enjoy these yummy salted caramel filled chocolate chip cookie cups!

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5 from 5 votes
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
39 mins
 

These chocolate chip cookie cups are filled with my homemade caramel sauce. I sprinkle sea salt on top which balances the sweetness.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 15 cookie cups
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: www.pastryandbeyond.com
Ingredients
Filling
  • 1 recipe homemade caramel sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Dough
  • 280 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 170 g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 130 g (1/3 and 1/4 cup packed) dark brown sugar
  • 70 g (1/3 cup) white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional
  • 150 g (1/2 cup and 1/3 cup) chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Prepare the caramel sauce. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F(165C°). Grease regular size cupcake pan and set aside.
Dough
  1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Place the butter in a large bowl and beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes until it is soft with a hand-held mixer or with paddle attachment if using a stand-mixer. Add the brown and white sugar and cream on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well. Add flour mixture in 2-3 batches until it is totally incorporated. During these steps, stop the machine and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with rubber spatula as needed to be sure they are all mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips, mix for 3-4 seconds until evenly incorporated.
  3. Divide the dough into equally 15 pieces(55grams).   Roll them into balls. Place them into the cupcake pan.  Press the balls onto bottom and up sides to give a cup shape with your fingers. Bake for 12 minutes until they are lightly golden brown. The dough will be puffed when they are out of the oven. Using the back of a measuring spoon, gently press the center to give its cup shape again. Let the cookie cups cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Gently remove the cookie cups with a toothpick. Fill each cookie cups with almost 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce. Sprinkle almost a pinch of coarse sea salt on top. Keep them in the fridge until caramel is thick enough.

Recipe Notes

*You can make your caramel sauce using dry or wet method.

**You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

 

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CUPS

Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

12 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  • December 20, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    These look heavenly! Cannot wait to try. And caramel with a touch of salt- oh goodness yum!

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    • Meymi
      February 28, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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      Thank you, Gloria!

      Reply
  • March 1, 2018 at 5:21 am
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    Wow, these little cookie cups look just amazing, and I’m seriously craving!

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    • Meymi
      March 1, 2018 at 6:53 am
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      Thank you, Colleen! I’m craving too:)

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  • March 1, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    These little cookie cups are the cutest! And how yummy is that gorgeous caramel! Oh man, I can practically taste it with those little flakes of salt on top. Great recipe idea!

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    • Meymi
      March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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      Thank you, Amy! I love this yummy caramel sauce-only 2 ingredients!

      Reply
  • March 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm
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    What a super recipe idea! They look so tasty, perfect with a cuppa!

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    • Meymi
      March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm
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      Thank you, Elizabeth!

      Reply
  • March 2, 2018 at 10:43 pm
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    Oh my these cups look yummy! These could be dangerous. I might not be able to stop after one or two.

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    • Meymi
      March 3, 2018 at 11:45 am
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      Thank you, Tiffany! They are so scrumptious:)

      Reply

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