Oatmeal Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie combines all the best cookie flavors of oatmeal, chocolate chip and caramel all rolled into one with an extra crunch thrown in.
I am a huge chocolate cookie fan and love all different variations on a theme. These Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious and so fun to make. Maple White Chocolate Chip Cookies are an amazing flavor combination and these Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect!
Oatmeal Cookie Variation
Who doesn’t love a good oatmeal cookie, especially one that has a little extra something added in.
I like a little crunch and texture to my cookies so I decided to try adding in some Rice Krispie cereal to my oatmeal cookie. It was a great choice but the cookie still needed something else.
One of the things I keep stocked in my pantry are caramel bits. Not only are they delicious in cookies they are perfect for a little treat when that sweet tooth needs some love. They were a great addition but something was still missing.
Yes, you guessed it, chocolate. So in went a cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. Finally, we reached perfection. How can anything not taste better with a little chocolate and caramel added in.
The caramel bits add a perfect amount of chewiness to this oatmeal caramel chocolate chip cookie that is divine and the subtle crunch of the rice cereal is spot on. The chocolate is the crowning touch.
How to Make Oatmeal Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cream butter and sugars. Add in dry ingredients including rice cereal, caramel bits and chocolate chips. Stir the dough only enough to incorporate the ingredients. Don’t over stir your cookie dough as this can cause tough cookies.
- For uniform size cookies, use a cookie scoop.
- For this particular cookie, after scooping the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet flatten the cookies a bit with your hand. This helps get that nice browned, crispy edge to the cookie.
Cookie Making Tips
- Cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days before baking.
- If you want to keep your dough longer than that you can freeze the cookie dough in balls and store in an airtight container. When you are ready for a fresh baked cookie, simply pull out the desired number of dough balls, let thaw, and bake according to the recipe directions.
- You can also bake your cookies and then freeze them. For all my How To Freeze Cookies Tips read this post.
- If you want your oatmeal caramel chocolate chip cookies to stay fresh longer, add a piece of bread in your air tight container or Ziploc bag. It helps absorb the air and will help keep the cookies nice and moist.
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Oatmeal Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Oatmeal Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup quick cooking oatmeal
- 3/4 cup Rice Krispie cereal
- 1 cup caramel bits
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Mix butter, sugar and egg yolks until light and creamy.
- Add in vanilla.
- Add in flour, salt, baking powder.
- Blend in oatmeal, Rice Krispies, caramel bits and chocolate chips. Mix just until incorporated.
- Form cookie dough into balls about the size of a golf ball and slightly flatten with your hand on the cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees until the edges begin to brown,10-12 minutes
Originally posted March 31, 2011
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