Salted caramel-stuffed NYC cookies recipe

Jane Dunn 15 September 2021

These giant chunky cookies are a must-bake

One of my favourite things to bake in the world is cookies, and these insanely delicious, salted-caramel-stuffed NYC cookies are one of the best. When you combine the idea of giant chunky cookies with the delicious sweet and salty balance of salted caramel, you find this bake.

 I find cookies are a hit with everyone of any age, and you always want to try new flavours—but this will by far go to the top of your list! They are a little life-changing, I won’t lie, so definitely give them a go!

Jane Dunn icing some cupcakes

Jane Dunn is a baker, and food blogger


• 125g unsalted butter
• 175g soft light brown sugar
• 1 egg (medium or large)
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 300g plain flour
• 1 ½ tsp baking powder
• ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
• 1 tsp sea salt
• 250g milk chocolate chips 
or chunks
• 8–16 soft caramel sweets


1. Beat the butter and soft light brown sugar together until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again.

2. Add the plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sea salt and combine until cookie dough is formed, then add the chocolate chips or chunks and mix until they are evenly distributed.

3. Portion your dough out into eight balls—each should weigh about 110g. Once rolled into balls, flatten slightly and put 1 or 2 soft caramels in the middle, then wrap the cookie dough around the caramels and re-roll into balls. Put into the freezer for at least 30 minutes, or in the fridge for an hour or so. While the cookie dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.

4. Take your cookies out of the freezer or fridge and put onto the lined trays (I do four cookies per tray) and bake for 12–14 minutes. Once baked, leave the cookies to cool on the trays for at least 30 minutes as they will continue to bake while cooling.

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Jane’s Patisserie by Jane Dunn is out now and is published by Ebury.

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