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Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

These Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies are the most addicting cookies I’ve ever had! Stuffed with gooey caramel and filled with mocha flavor & chocolate chunks, then topped with a dash of sea salt! SO yummy!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

I’ve been dreaming of this cookie for a few months now. I wanted to create cookie that was a combination of all my favorite flavors. Coffee and caramel is one of my absolute favorite flavor combinations. If you haven’t tried my Caramel Toffee Latte Cupcakes, they are an absolute must!! I also added chocolate chunks to these cookies because coffee, caramel, and chocolate is always a good idea.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These chocolate chunk cookies are sent absolutely over the top with the addition of brown butter. You guys know how much I love brown butter! I am obsessed with brown butter cookies, and I pretty much make all my cookies with brown butter now. It adds a completely melt-in-your-mouth texture and that “secret ingredient” flavor that makes these cookies decadently bold, rich, and ultra flavorful. Everyone always asks me what my secret is! It’s one of those flavors you can’t quite put your finger on the taste, but you know it is to die for. If you’ve never made brown butter cookies before, please try this Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

Get ready to get hooked!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Caramel Mocha Cookie Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make these brown butter cookies: butter, sugar, dark brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking soda, Nestle chocolate chunks, caramels, instant coffee, and coarse sea salt for sprinkling.

Caramel

You can use the unwrapped caramel bits or caramel squares. If you use the squares, you may want to chop them a bit. I find this easier if they have been frozen for a few minutes first.

Coffee

For the instant coffee, I used Nescafe Hazelnut. Hazelnut is another one of my favorite flavors, so I of course wanted to incorporate it into these cookies. They also have vanilla which I think would be fabulous. These instant coffee packs are great for baking. Try adding a packet to brownies or a chocolate cake mix to intensify the chocolate flavor!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

How To Make These Cookies

To make these brown butter chocolate chip cookies, begin by melting the butter over medium to medium-high heat.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

When it melts, it will start to bubble…

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

And after a few minutes it will start to foam. When it gets to this stage, start whisking constantly.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

It will quickly turn brown, have a wonderfully nutty aroma, and you’ll see little brown bits at the bottom of the pan.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

At this point immediately remove from the heat and pour into a mixing bowl. Set aside and let cool.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt with two tablespoons instant coffee. That’s exactly six of the Nescafe Taster’s Choice Single Serve packets.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Add the sugars to the brown butter, which should have cooled off by now, and beat with an electric mixer until well combined, about 3-5 minutes.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

While that’s going on, I like to get my eggs and vanilla ready to add. This recipe calls for one egg and one egg yolk. The extra egg yolk makes them super rich and helps them stay moist.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for another two minutes.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Until you have this situation going on.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Add the flour and coffee mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. How beautiful does this coffee-flecked dough look??!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Add the caramels and chocolate chunks and stir until just combined.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cookie dough perfection for these chocolate chunk cookies!!!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Use a medium (1.5 tbsp) cookie scoop to place dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I love sprinkling a touch of salt over these chocolate chunk cookies right when they come out of the oven. It just gives them a little something extra and enhances all the other flavors. I’m using this Fleur De Sel finishing salt I got on Amazon. You can also just use kosher salt.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These brown butter chocolate chip cookies have all the flavors of a rich, salted caramel mocha in a fresh-from-the-oven cookie.

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

It doesn’t get much better than these Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I love these chocolate chunk cookies because there’s something chewy and fabulous in every bite!

Salted Caramel Mocha Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Hope you love these Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies as much as we do!!

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Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Salted Caramel Mocha Cookies are the most addicting cookies I’ve ever had! Stuffed with gooey caramel and filled with mocha flavor & chocolate chunks, then topped with a dash of sea salt! SO yummy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 3/4 cup Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter starts to foam, begin whisking constantly. When the butter turns brown, fragrant, and you see little brown bits at the bottom of the pan, immediately remove from heat and and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, coffee, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until well combined, about 3-5 minutes. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla until well combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low-speed just until combined. Add the caramels and chocolate chunks and stir until just combined.
  4. Use a medium (1.5 tbsp) cookie scoop to place dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden brown. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cool on a wire rack.

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97 Responses
  1. Jane Kingston

    ok, I admit I was sceptical-the best cookies ever-really? But oh my goodness these are sooooo good! We don’t have caramel bits over here in Ireland so I used chopped up fudge squares, worked great. Thank you, will make these again and might play about with flavours too.

  2. Donika@whenfetametolive

    Wow these cookies look amazing! Love the addition of coffee, I like to sneak in coffee in my baked goods as well! :)

  3. Linda

    I made these tonight and they were awesome! I did not have dark brown sugar and accidentally put in two whole eggs. Still tasted wonderful! Will definitely make again. 

  4. Audrey A.

    Just finished making some, still warm and soooo good. Mine don’t look as pretty but they taste really really really good. They’re not like any cookie I’ve ever made before.

  5. Nikki@will run for pizza

    Could you leave out the coffee by any chance??? I love the coffee, but if I was making them for certain people that don’t like coffee, just wondering if they would still be good…

  6. Randy H

    All I have to say is WOW!! These look amazing…I can’t WAIT to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing and I love your blog/site! ?

  7. Jamie

    Great cookies! Sometimes the Carmel bits are surprisingly hard to find. Here in New York you can buy ‘ salted caramel baking chips’ they are pre packaged in containers located in bulk food, at Wegmans. The chips are shaped like chocolate chips and don’t get tough and chewy like the caramel bits. Both are awesome!

  8. Teresa

    Where can I find these caramel bits? I just looked for them in Giant here in Maryland and didn’t see them? Neither did Walmart. Anyone know where I can find them?

  9. jen

    These were awesome. made them over the weekend for holiday gifts and ended up make a dark chocolate mint cookie to give away instead because neither my husband nor I want to give them up! can’t wait to explore the rest of your blog!

  10. Diane

    I made these yesterday and the taste was just so good but, I have a question. when these were baking they puffed up so nice but when I took them out of the oven they flattened out like pancakes, why? It didn’t take away from the taste but why did they get flat?

    1. Amanda

      Hi Diane! If you want the cookies to stay puffy, you can try shaping the dough into balls, then refrigerating overnight. Flatten slightly before baking. Hope this helps! :)

  11. Maria

    Forgot to mention this particular recipe at all. I omitted the caramel bits and used chopped baking chocolate (don’t have a lot of Nestlé products here). I also reduced the brown sugar by 20 grams and baked them for 20 minutes because I made giant cookies (think nearly discs sizes). Also used coffee essence instead of actual coffee because I don’t want the caffeine. :)

  12. Maria

    Oh my God. I love you. Truly. Just made this and my family ate half the batch five minutes after it came out of the oven. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing, amazing recipes! I’ve tried three so far and they all were family favorites now.

  13. Kassie

    Does anyone know the yield on these cookies? I’m trying to gauge if I need to double the recipe for an event I’m making these for. Thanks in advance :-)

  14. Danielle

    I just took these out of the oven. My batter mix was a little darker than yours but it didn’t matter. These cookies are amazing. My new go to cookie! Thanks for posting this recipe.

  15. Stacy

    Amanda,

    I made these and they were fantastic! Out-of-the-oven perfection, and I’m definitely a believer in brown butter now! My only concern is how to keep them softer for the following day. Should I add more egg yolk or butter? Or just do like my grandmother and store them with a piece or two of bread?

    1. Amanda

      Hi Stacy! I’ve found that if I store them in an airtight container, I don’t have any problem with them still being soft the next day. Hope this helps!

  16. Adel

    I think that the caramel morsels must behave very differently in these cookies than the squares. I don’t know if I’m the first one to try using the squares… I cut each into four pieces. They oozed out of the cookies and melted all over the pan. So the cookies were not pretty and it was hard to get the off the pan in one piece, either because they were so soft or because the melted caramel was sticking to the pan. I’m refrigerating the rest of the dough and hoping that helps. They do taste AMAZING!

    1. Tami

      I had the same problem using the squares, I cut each into 6 pieces and they oozed and stuck to the pan. A friend of mine made them with the carmel bits she had found around the holidays and hers were perfect. I cannot find the bits anywhere. Can anyone let me know where they found some? I live in the Toledo Ohio area.

  17. Katherine

    They turned out ooey gooey scrumdidilicious!!! Thanks a ton for my new favorite dessert :) I will be storing this recipe away to use for the rest of my life!

  18. Leslie Mac

    Just wanted to say that I made these cookies for a memorial day bbq – several other ppl also brought dessert and needless to say these cookies disappeared in minutes. People were talking about them the entire party. Common words heard – “complex” “amazing” “perfection” “I’m craving more” Thanks as always for the recipe.

    Incidentally, I added ground vanilla beans in addition to the coffee just to see – in case anyone has adverse to mocha/coffee flavor that would add the look & complexity without the subtle coffee flavor.

  19. Leslie

    Hi Amanda –

    I made a batch today. They are great. I made the cookies a bit smaller than what is called for in the recipe….1 tablespoon instead of 1.5…and shortened the cooking time to right around 8 minutes (convection baking)….and they turned out great. Because the cookies are so rich…I wanted a smaller cookie. The brown butter is ingenious. Thanks Amanda

    1. Errica

      Made these tonight and omitted the brown sugar on accident and used salted caramel chips and espresso instead of instant coffee. They turned out ah-mazing!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  20. Shari

    I’d love to know the color of your nail polish???
    Those cookies look yummy! I’m adding the ingredients to my grocery list!

  21. Meg

    These cookies were incredible. I know it’s bad, but I snuck a bit of the dough before I baked them, and I actually laughed out loud – I was surprised by how good it was. And baked, of course, so amazing.

  22. Wild Child

    This is it! This is the cookie that has convinced me to make brown butter. I’m scared I’ll mess it up, but these cookies just look too good not to try. Scrumptious looking!!!

  23. Kalie

    I always love your recipes! I don’t drink coffee. Can I leave it out completely or do I need to replace it with something to get the right consistency?

  24. Chelley

    Oh my goodness! These cookies look amazing. I bet they’re delicious too. This is going straight on my ‘’to bake’’ list!

  25. Mary

    Can’t wait to make these for a party this weekend. Any idea about how many cookies the original recipe will make? Sorry if I missed it in the notes—trying to read fast so I can go buy the ingredients and start baking!!!!

  26. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    These cookies were a dream and a half – I had to practically sit on my hands to not devour the rest of them when you brught them ORL!!

  27. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    I am obsessed with brown butter cookies as well! They have quickly become a favorite! ooo and that caramel in those cookies…. I need it!! They look wonderful, Amanda! So glad that I got to finally meet you this weekend!

  28. Julie @ Table for Two

    I’m so glad I got to try one of these in person. They were SO good. I need to make a batch. I love the combination of salty, sweet, and nutty. You had it all! It was so fun to hang out this weekend :) can’t wait to again soon! xoxo

  29. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    These were seriously amazing!! I’ll definitely have to whip up a batch for the family sometime. So glad to have finally met you in person this weekend! Hope to see you again sometime sooner than later. :)

  30. Colette

    My mouth is watering!
    How bad would it be if I left the caramels out?
    I don’t have any in the pantry
    and really NEED to make these now!

  31. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    Are these for real?! :) They look so incredible! What a treat…I can’t get over how loaded these are!

  32. LauraO

    It is my sister-in-law’s bday today and this recipe is PERFECT! I am going to make a batch and drop off for her :)

  33. Natalie M

    WOW!~ going to put my caramels in the freezer now..have all ingredients on hand ( even one curious Boston Terrier of my own) and IM making these now!

  34. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Salted caramel mochas are my absolute favorite coffee drink! These cookies are so absolutely delicious looking! I love the coffee flecked dough!!!

  35. Chris

    If these cookies taste as good as they look, I am in trouble! Wow! Happy Monday to you, Amanda! Can’t wait to see you in June :)

  36. Rachelle of Mommy? I'm Hungry!

    I bet my husband would love these! Wait , I’d love these! I need to make these gluten free! :)

  37. Christina

    I will be making these cookies .. maybe eveb today! One section of the recipe states two tablespoons of instant coffee and rhe recipe itself states one tablespoon instant coffee. Would you clarify this for me please? Thank You!

  38. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl these were amazing. So fun eating our way through Disney together this weekend! xoxo- K

  39. Tieghan

    Nestle is my very favorite! I use at least a cup of nestle chocolate chips a day and I am not kidding! I love them!

    These cookies are insane. I mean they are really perfect I take a handfull of them for breakfast!

    Oh and as always I love you photos!

  40. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    Oh WOW! Amanda, these look stunning! Wish I could take a bite right now. Love those melted caramels!

  41. lorip

    These cookies look amazing….I use browned butter all the time, love the flavor it gives. Thanks for another recipe & Giveaway!!!

  42. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I love how you took all these elements that were already amazing on their own and put them together. They’re so gooey and chocolatey and caramely and just… ugh. I want these for breakfast.

  43. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Amanda these are SUCH perfect cookies! The browned butter (mmmm, so good!), the caramel, the salty-and-sweet, with some mocha…what a winning combo. Pinned!

  44. Nika @Vintage Paper Designs

    I wish I could spend 1 day in your kitchen, to actually connect smell with the image.
    I keep hitting my nose on the screen every time you publish a post.
    Ouch!
    Nika

  45. Alison Wood

    Wow! These look great! Love the ingredients–hazelnut is a favorite of mine too:) The pictures are great and I can’t wait to try out the recipe. Love your nails too! Keep the yummy recipes coming. My family will thank you for it!

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