Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Caramel
These sweet Cheesecake Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Caramel are made with cream cheese, milk chocolate chips, and a salted caramel drizzle.
- For the cookies:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For the salted caramel drizzle:
- 1/4 cup caramel topping
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- fine sea salt for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter with the cream cheese until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add in both the sugars and beat until well combined, then add the eggs and vanilla and continue beating until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture while continuing to beat until well combined, then stir in the chocolate chips.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon drop mounds of cookie dough onto paper spacing 1 inch apart. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and trays to cool.
While the cookies are baking, put the 2 ounces cream cheese and the caramel topping in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals, whisking every 20 seconds until mixture comes to a boil and cream cheese is completely melted and combined. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then pour into a plastic sandwich bag, squeeze out air and seal, then cut a tiny corner with sharp scissors. Drizzle caramel sauce over the tops of the cookies and sprinkle with sea salt. Try not to eat them all in one night :)
Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2.2mg