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KITK: Chewy Caramel Chip Cookies

kids in the kitchen

I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen with kids lately. If I’m in there, it’s to get food made or to clean and it has to be done quickly, before baby wakes up. Yesterday, though, I was craving cookies and Little Man walked in while I was making them and asked if he could help. I put him in charge of the dry ingredients, which immediately went EVERYWHERE when he started stirring. Oh well, it’s flour, it’s easy to sweep up.

#KITK Baking Chewy Caramel Chip Cookies

I’ve been craving caramel and had half a bag of caramel chips and a bag of Heath Bits O’Brickle Toffee Bits, so I decided to make something using the two of them. I based it off my Caramel Heath Crunch Cookies but I didn’t want chocolate chips and I wanted more caramel. 

Chewy Caramel Chip Cookie Recipe

KITK: Chewy Caramel Chip Cookies

Author Paula Krueger


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup Heath Bits O'Brickle Toffee Bits
  • 2 cups Kraft Caramel Bits


  1. Heat oven to 350 F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  2. Beat butter, sugars, vanilla, eggs, and salt in large bowl until blended.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
  4. Stir in toffee bits and caramel bits.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool slightly then remove to wire rack
  8. Cool completely


I love how these cookies turned out chewy instead of crispy. I like soft in the middle cookies (but not store bought ones, they taste gross to me.) I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cookies were still soft and chewy in the middle this morning instead of hardening up after time like some cookies do.

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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Mmm, cookies! These look like all kinds of goodness!
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  2. Man oh man do these look good!!! My mouth literally started to water!!!!
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  3. These look delicious & great pic too!
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  4. You totally ruined my resolve to not snack late at night with this recipe 😛
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  5. I’m always looking for fun things to cook with my daughter! I’m sure we would all love these cookies!
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  6. Now those are some cookies I can get into.
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  7. Yum, they look so good!
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  8. vanessa: thequeenofswag says:

    Those look amazing. I love Caramel cookies!

  9. OH MY! Those look delicious!
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  10. These both look and sound amazing. My boys love caramel, so these are definitely on our must try list.
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  11. These cookies look so yummy! I will have to try the recipe soon.
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  12. Baking with the little ones is one of my favorite things to do! Also those cookies look delicious!
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  13. Don’t you dare bake a batch of cookies like this without sending some to me! I must have them!
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  14. I so love caramel and chocolate together! Going to make these soon!
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  15. Yum. The cookies y’all made look delicious.
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