Thursday, June 13, 2013

Caramel Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I think what really makes these cookies stand out are the caramel chips I use instead of chocolate chips. They add something different and unusual to the taste, in a good way! I haven't seen a person stop at only one cookie yet. I got the original recipe from a friend and tweaked it a bit. Enjoy!

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease as many cookie sheets as you are going to use. Cream 1c. butter, 1 1/2 c. sugar, and 1/2 c. brown sugar. Add 1t. vanilla and 2 eggs. Mix well. 
2. Add 2 3/4c. flour, 1t. baking soda, 3/4t. baking powder, and 1/2t. salt. Mix well. 

Your batter will be fairly thick.

3. Add 1c. quick cook oats and mix. Then add a 12oz package of caramel chips. If you aren't scared of e coli, try the batter. Pretty good, huh? (I have a confession. Remember how I said I was trying to clear out my cabinets? Well, I didn't have oats. So my last 4 packets of maple oatmeal went in! As a substitute, the cookies had a hint of maple flavor, but it worked pretty well!)

4. Scoop cookies by rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheet. I used one of those mini ice cream scoops.  I love how round it makes the cookies and how they are all about the same size. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Cool on wire wrack then store in airtight container. These cookies freeze well, too!


Caramel Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1c. butter
 1 1/2c. sugar
1/2c. brown sugar
1t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2c. flour
1t. baking soda
3/4t. baking powder
1/2t. salt
1c. quick cook oats
12oz caramel chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cream sugars and butter. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well. 
2. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix.
3. Add oats. Mix again then add caramel chips.
4. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown.
5. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. Store in airtight container or freeze. Enjoy!


  1. Yum! I've used peanut butter chips instead of chocolate ones before, but never caramel! I'll have to try that!