Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

These caramel stuffed pretzel chocolate chip cookies are too good not to make. They really are the king of the biscuit tin. Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with creamy caramel and topped with salted pretzels. What’s not to love?

Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies on a tray

Taking a chocolate chip cookie and stuffing it with deliciousness is kinda one of my favourite things! Just take a look in the archives:

I mean, what’s better than taking an already mouthwatering cookie and filling it with something to make it extra special? That’s where these caramel stuffed pretzel chocolate chip cookies come in, they’re sweet, they’re salty, they’re crispy and chewy at the same time. They’re everything you want and more! Just don’t make the same mistake I did and fill them with Werther’s Originals. Those babies do not like melting, the first incarnation of these cookies were not good. I still ate them, but you know…

Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I really think the little chunks of crushed pretzel in the dough makes these cookies extra, extra special. The added crunch and little salty morsels elevate them to godlike status, the cookies of the gods. That has a nice ring to it, screw your Ambrosia, caramel stuffed pretzel chocolate chip cookies are where it’s at!

As with most of my cookie dough, this can be frozen for baking at a later date. Just make your cookies up to the end of step 3 but don’t press the pretzel into the top of your cookies. Place your balls of dough on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. You can then transfer them to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen but make sure to add an extra 2-3 minutes to your cooking time

Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies


These caramel stuffed pretzel chocolate chip cookies are too good not to make. They really are the king of the biscuit tin. Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with creamy caramel and topped with salted pretzels. What’s not to love?


Units Scale
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp sea salt
  • 225g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300g light brown sugar
  • 2 large, free range eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g chocolate chunks
  • 100g chopped pretzels (plus extra whole pretzels to decorate)
  • 15 caramel sweets, chopped in half


  1. Preheat oven to 175C . Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and both sugars together for around 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time followed by the vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Turn the mixer to its lowest setting and add the flour, baking powder, soda and salt, mix until combined then stir through the chocolate chips and pretzels by hand.
  3. Using around 2 tablespoons of dough roll the cookies into balls. Press a caramel piece into the middle of each ball and make sure it’s fully covered by the dough. Place on your prepared baking sheet leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Gently press a pretzel on top of each cookie and sprinkle with a little extra salt.
  4. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.


Keep your cookies in an airtight tin for up to 5 days, if they last that long.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  1. November 15, 2019 / 9:22 pm

    These kind of remind me of Take 5 bars, which are my absolute favorite candy bar. A little salty, a little sweet. I love it!

  2. November 16, 2019 / 2:15 am

    There is nothing better than finding a surprise inside my cookie.

  3. November 16, 2019 / 7:23 am

    I love all the cookies recipes coming up this time of year. This one looks absolutely amazing, love the caramel stuffing and pretzels!

  4. Rhian westbury
    November 16, 2019 / 7:43 am

    Oh my goodness caramel and pretzels on a cookie, and I’m meant to be being healthy. This just makes me hungry haha x

  5. Leanne
    November 17, 2019 / 1:38 am

    Oh my gosh, these chocolate chip cookies look amazing! Love that you took them up a notch with caramel and pretzels!

  6. Debbye
    November 17, 2019 / 4:25 am

    God how I’d love to take a bite out of one of these right now. The caramel in the middle is to die for. Can’t wait to try.

  7. November 17, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    These look heavenly, the pretzels look great on top and I can imagine that they add a lovely crunch!

  8. November 17, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    I love the sweet and salty combo adding pretzels to cookies provide. This looks right up my alley. Definitely going to be happening in my kitchen over the holidays 🙂

  9. November 18, 2019 / 1:54 am

    Uh, caramel-stuffed cookies? Sign me up! These cookies are seriously impressive, and I love that salty kick from the pretzels.

  10. November 18, 2019 / 3:33 am

    I am still not over salty and sweet together – and I love the crunch from the pretzel too!

  11. November 18, 2019 / 6:18 pm

    These caramel stuffed pretzel chocolate chip cookies are mouthwatering! What a great way to combine sweet and salty flavors together! I am bookmarking these to make!

  12. November 18, 2019 / 8:10 pm

    OK now I get it. THIS is the cookie I have waited my whole life for. Why am I just discovering your blog?

  13. November 18, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    These cookies are so amazingly delicious! I love the salty addition of pretzels especially!

  14. November 19, 2019 / 9:22 am

    OMG. These chocolate cookies look so yummy. It makes me giving sweet and full flavor in my mouth. I like your recipe.

  15. November 20, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    the perfect sweet and salty combination as well as texture by adding pretzels to these cookies. This looks so, so delicious. Definitely making these and my daughter will love helping, I am sure 😉

  16. November 20, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    This just looks incredible and they are so easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe, will be making this very very soon!

  17. November 20, 2019 / 3:07 pm

    They look good but I’m a dyed in the wool lover of chocolate chip cookies. I think I’ll have to try them side by side!

    • November 21, 2019 / 7:09 am

      Nooo, drag yourself out of that comfort zone! It’s like chocolate chip version 2.0 :’D

      Katie xoxo

  18. Lathiya
    December 11, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    These cookies have everything I love. Caramel, pretzels and chocolate chunks, I don’t find a reason to hate this cookie.

  19. Aidan
    August 14, 2020 / 3:15 am

    How many cookies does this recipe make?

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