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Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookies

Chewy vegan chocolate chip cookies with a decadent salted caramel sauce.

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It was clear that you guys loved the vegan salted caramel I posted last week and there was only one recipe that came to mind when incorporating it. COOKIES.

Because cookies are like my all time fav and this is now my third cookie recipe on the blog. And quite possibly, the best one yet.

The salted caramel pairs so nicely with the melty chocolate chips and slightly crunchy cookie exterior.

Chocolate and caramel are a match made in heaven and I am so excited to share this recipe with you all.

vegan chocolate caramel cookie dough

In case you missed my salted caramel recipe – it is 4 ingredients and it is the best vegan caramel I have ever tasted. All you need is coconut milk, light brown sugar, vanilla and sea salt flakes.

It comes together in 25 minutes and is great to have stored in the fridge for drizzling on puddings. Of course if you just want regular caramel leave out the salt, I won’t mind.

The recipe for these chocolate cookies originates from my double chocolate chip cookies. This time I have gone for a chocolate cookie dough and vegan milk chocolate chips.

Not only is this recipe delicious but these cookies come together in 25 minutes, a little longer if you need to make the caramel.

There is no need to chill the dough just mix the ingredients, roll into balls and place in the oven.

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These cookies are best eaten fresh out the oven when they are still warm. There aren’t many things better than a warm, melty chocolate cookie.

So where does the salted caramel come into the recipe? I tested this a few ways but the easiest and tastiest method was to plop half a teaspoon of the caramel on top of the cookies when they are warm out the oven.

It’ll slowly melt and cover the cookie in this luscious sea of caramel.

For more cookie recipes you may enjoy these:

Spiced chocolate chip cookies 

Peanut butter double chocolate chip cookies

White chocolate raspberry cookies

As always if you make these vegan chocolate chip salted caramel cookies be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe and tag me on Instagram. I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Vegan Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies #vegancookies #caramelcookies

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookies

Yield: 16 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Perfectly chewy vegan chocolate chip cookies with puddles of salted caramel. They are sweet, salty, gooey and totally addictive.


  • 115g vegan butter
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tbsp / 25g cocoa powder
  • 100g vegan milk chocolate
  • 4 tbsp vegan salted caramel


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Make the vegan caramel if you haven't already.
  3. Cream the sugar and butter with an electric whisk until it is creamy and soft.
  4. Mix the arrowroot and water in a cup and then add with the vanilla bean paste and stir.
  5. Sift the baking powder and flour into the bowl, and fold. Then sift in the cocoa powder and stir. You may find it easier to use your hands to mix.
  6. If you are using chocolate bars, cut into smallish chunks and add. Stir with a wooden spoon so they are evenly distributed.
  7. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  8. Divide the mixture in half, and then half again so that you have 4 equal parts. Then divide each part into 4 golf sized balls. You should make 16 in total.
  9. Place them onto the baking paper making sure to leave enough room for each to spread. Gently push them down.
  10. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes. They may still look soft and gooey in the middle but don't be tempted to leave them in longer. They will harden when cooling and give that perfect gooey texture.
  11. After a few minutes out the oven, place about half a teaspoon of vegan caramel on top of each cookie.
  12. For best results eat on the same day but they will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container.


I used Sainsburys free from milk chocolate, Neilsen-Massey vanilla bean paste and Vitalite vegan spread.

You can sub the milk chocolate for dark chocolate, I would recommend 70%.

Did you make this recipe?

Let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram @cupfulofkale

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Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Hey there, These sound delicious! Can I ask what the arrowroot powder does in the cookies? Thank you


Friday 28th of May 2021

Hi Pat, thanks for your comment. The arrowroot helps bind the cookies and adds chewiness. I have made them without but they don't hold together quite as well so I do recommend adding it (or cornflour). Thanks, Tamsin xo


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hi, When do you use the milk ? It is not in the instructions. Thank you.


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hi Morgane, thanks for your comment. There is no milk in the recipe, do you mean the vegan milk chocolate? These go in at the end, step 6. If you're referring to the salted caramel please find the recipe here Tamsin xo

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Thursday 6th of February 2020

[…] You too? Or do you already have a lover that makes your heart jump? Either way, this salted caramel cookie will surely touch your heart and soul in the best way with its gooey center. One of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow, @cupfulofkale, shared the recipe here. […]


Tuesday 24th of December 2019

Does the caramel harden quickly? Would like to serve for a party but would need to place in a jar and trying to avoid a gooey mess. :)


Thursday 2nd of January 2020

Hi Becky, sorry for the late reply! The caramel won't harden, it will stay fairly soft, so would recommend not stacking them! I hope it worked well and wasn't too messy! Tamsin xo


Friday 16th of August 2019

Hi there, these look great - could you omit the cocoa for a vanilla cookie? (add essence) Thanks :)


Saturday 17th of August 2019

Hi Niki, yes I have a plain choc chip recipe here and then you can add the caramel on top :) xo

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