Salted Caramel Cookie Cups

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake:10 min./batch + cooling


3 dozen

Updated: Mar. 23, 2022
When I brought these salty sweet cookies to a potluck, I overheard people talking about how wonderful they were. I'm not sure if it was the cookie, the caramel or the chocolate that they loved best.—Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
Salted Caramel Cookie Cups Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 36 caramels
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 36 pecan halves, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine cookie mix and flour. Beat in butter and egg until blended. Shape dough into 1-1/4-in. balls; press onto bottom and up sides of greased mini-muffin cups.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, chocolate chips and confectioners' sugar. Place a rounded teaspoon of filling in each cup. Press one caramel into the filling in each cup. Bake until edges are golden brown and caramel is melted, 9-11 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt; top with a pecan half. Cool completely in pan on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 159 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.