Chocolate Cookies Stuffed with Vanilla Salted Caramel

The second I found out about the Great Food Blogger Cookies Swap, I knew I had to sign up.  Here’s a quick run down of how it worked. Each participating blogger was sent mailing addresses of  3 bloggers.  We  baked 3 dozen cookies  and sent 12 to each of the bloggers “assigned” to us.  Then we anxiously awaited the arrival of our 3 boxes of cookies to arrive in the mail. That’s right everyone that participated received 3 boxes of yummy cookies in the mail!!!!!

This year the the cookie swap partnered with Cookies for Kid’s Cancer.   Each blogger participating made a $4 donation to the non- profit organization committed to raising funds to support pediatric cancer research.   All of the funds  raised by the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap were matched by OXO.

For more information about Cookies for Kids Cancer please visit thier website. I am working on hosting a couple of bake sales to raise more money for this cause. I have also set up a DJ’s Sugar Shack donation page.  If you are interested in making a tax free donation please feel free to do so here.

Here’s a peak of the cookies I made for the swap.

I choose these cookies for two reasons:

1. No one ever believes how easy they are to make

2. They are a HUGE hit every time I make them

I used Vanilla Sea Salted Caramels I had left over from an event earlier in the week. Store bought soft caramel candies can be substituted. After stuffing the caramel into the dough sprinkle a small amount of salt onto the caramel candy.

Vanilla sea salt can be purchased online or in gourmet food stores. My Baking Addiction has an easy recipe if you would like to make your own. What a great gift for the bakers in your life!

Chocolate Cookies Stuffed with Vanilla Salted Caramel

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

20 minutes

Yield: Approximately 24 cookies

Chocolate Cookies Stuffed with Vanilla Salted Caramel

Gooey chocolate fudge cookies stuffed with salted caramel. These cookies are to die for!


1 box Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup Canola Oil

1 batch of your favorite salted caramel or 24 soft caramel candies, unwrapped

Sugar sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl combine cake mix, eggs & oil. Mix ingredients together until combined.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or large spoon to scoop out about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough; stuff caramel into the center of the dough. Roll dough into a ball around the caramel. Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle balls of dough with sugar sprinkles, if desired.
  6. Bake of 7-10 minutes.

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22 Responses to Chocolate Cookies Stuffed with Vanilla Salted Caramel

  1. Cher says:

    Thank you again for the cookies. These were definitely a hit in my house!

  2. Winnie says:

    These cookies not only look tempting, they sound super delicious. Great treats :)

  3. Christy says:

    So freaking good! Thank you so much for the delicious treat.

  4. I’m all about easy cookie recipes, especially during the holidays, and these look sooo yummy! I hope you’ll link up to our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap at

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  6. These are some of the most beautiful cookies I’ve ever seen! I would love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza – my Foodie Link Party with a special something! Here is the link:

    Can’t wait to see you there!

  7. I love anything with caramel on the inside. I don’t think these would last two days at my house!

  8. Ericka says:

    WOW! Those cookies look gooey and delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  9. Hanna says:

    Hi there. I’m Hanna! Found you on the bacon link up!!! BEAUTIFUL, lovely, wonderful inspiration here adn I love your blog too. New follower!!!!!

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  10. These cookies look delicious. I can never resist a chocolate cookie. Thanks so much for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday

  11. These cookies look delicious. I can never resist a chocolate cookie. Thanks so much for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday

  12. These cookies look delicious. I can never resist a chocolate cookie. Thanks so much for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday

  13. I don’t know how there are three comments. Please delete all except one. I apologize for this.

  14. Miz Helen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Yes please! Those cookies look sensational. Come and visit us this week. We are having a wonderful giveaway from a very talented Southern author.

  17. Erin P says:

    What a great cookie recipe. If it is stuffed with caramel, I’m in!

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  19. Oh my gosh, super delish!!! Love these.

  20. Dawn, these sound awesome! I’m featuring you this week from Scrumptious Sunday #42!

  21. Perfect combo. I am WILD about cookies…caramel & chocolate too! What’s not to be crazy about? Congrats on being featured at Scrumptious Sunday!