Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Meet my new favorite cookie.

Nutella Salted Caramel Stuffed Cookies

Pieces of caramel, a dollop of nutella, all stuffed in one giant, soft-baked chocolate chip cookie.

Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stuffing things in cookies is much harder than I expected it to be. The first batch of these cookies, the caramel sank to the bottom and the cookie spread out. I made the mistake of (1) using the entire piece of caramel, rather than cutting them in half, and (2) removing them from the cookie sheet while the cookie was just done and the caramel was still melted, creating a sticky mess once the cookie actually cooled.

The trick, I found, was to dip the caramel in the nutella before placing it in the cookie. We cut the caramels in half, dip them in nutella, then place them on a mound of cookie dough before adding some more to top. These cookies will seem huge, (and they are!) but they are not too big. The cookies will be bakery size cookies, and the caramel and nutella will spread out within the cookie, making an ooey, gooey, delicious treat.

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Adding a sprinkle of sea salt is just the icing on the cake.

Speaking of icing, I love spreading more Nutella on top and dipping the cookies in milk.

Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Caramel and Nutella stuffed in giant chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 Sticks (1 cup) butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 c brown suger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1½ c chocolate chips
  • 12 Caramel Creams
  • 6 tsp Nutella
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy and combined. Add eggs, one at a time.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, soda, salt, and cornstarch. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Mix in the chocolate chips. Cover and let chill for 1 hour-3 days.
  3. Unwrap caramels and cut in half. Line cookie sheet with silicone mat, wax paper, or parchment paper. Using a tablespoon size spoon, scoop rounds onto cookie sheet and make an indent with thumb. Dip caramel in nutella (about ¼ tsp per cookie) and place another round of cookie dough on top. (A "scant" tablespoon, so to speak.)
  4. Bake at 325˚F for 10-12 minutes until edges are starting to brown. The cookies will look underdone when you pull them out of the oven, but they will continue to cook while they cool. Let cool completely before moving to cookie sheet.

 

These are my new favorite cookie, and I’m sure it will be yours too.

Some of my other favorite cookies…

Healthy Chocolate Cookies, with no white sugar or butter!

Healthy Cocolate Cookies. No white sugar or butter. You'll never guess the secret ingredient!

My mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies, and my go-to cookie base!

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24 Comments on Salted Caramel Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Sarah
    July 8, 2013 at 9:34 am (1 year ago)

    You took all the goodness and put it in a soft baked puddle of deliciousness. I’m into it.

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  2. crazyforcrust
    July 8, 2013 at 10:12 am (1 year ago)

    I loved stuffed cookies but they are such a pain to make! These look SO good.

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  3. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    July 8, 2013 at 11:04 am (1 year ago)

    Oh man, wow. My heart just skipped a beat with the thought of having one of these!!

    Reply
  4. Sally
    July 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Salted caramel, nutella, and chocolate chip all in one. These are my dream cookie!

    Reply
  5. Nessa
    July 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm (1 year ago)

    I made a similar version of this- to die for! I bet it would be even better with brown butter :)

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    • faithcatherine
      July 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

      I did consider browning the butter, but I thought that there was so much good things in them that it didn’t need it (but the brown butter would complement the caramel so well!) and I was feeling lazy lol

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  6. chocolatepeanutbutterohmy
    July 9, 2013 at 3:13 am (1 year ago)

    Your photos look devine, yum and yum! I need to use more nutella in my baking, unfortunately once it is purchased it is eaten from the jar and does not last long :)

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    • faithcatherine
      July 9, 2013 at 11:15 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks for the photo complement! The photography is the hardest part of blogging for me. I went through a weird spell where I bought a jar of nutella, and then didn’t do anything with it. That’s why these cookies were inspired!

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  7. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas
    July 9, 2013 at 4:56 am (1 year ago)

    These sound delicious. I love all the flavour components in your cookie. I found your blog post over at Chef in Training.

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    • faithcatherine
      July 11, 2013 at 10:50 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Chandra! I will certainty share these at your next link party. :)

      Reply
  8. BruCrew Life
    July 12, 2013 at 1:21 am (1 year ago)

    I will be right over for a few of these!! ;)

    Reply
  9. kristascookin
    July 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Darlin’! These cookies look absolutely fabulous! I am a huge fan of Nutella and I am loving the paring of carmel with these great cookies! These will be featured @ Great Idea Thursday’s :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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