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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Caramel Cookies


These are so quick and easy to whip up. You can be eating them within 30 minutes of grabbing the ingredients out of your cupboard – maybe even slightly less time if you don’t mind burning your mouth! The other weekend when Mel and Simon stayed they picked up a bag of the new Nestle Caramel Bits, we cracked it open to taste test but didn’t end up baking anything with them so I thought I better put them to good use. I adapted the recipe on the back of the pack slightly and while photographing them had a fab idea – You could easily drop a few bits of rock salt on top of these while they are hot out of the oven and make salted caramel cookies, way too easy, will give that a go next time!

125 grams butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 ¾ cup self raising flour
¼ teaspoon salt
200 grams Nestle caramel bits

Preheat your oven to 180°C and line two trays with baking paper.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, with paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and egg on a medium-high speed until it is light and creamy. If using a hand mixer use a large bowl and a high speed.
Sift in flour and salt and combine on a low setting (mix in by hand if using a hand beater in step one).
Mix in Caramel bits, ensuring that distribution is even.
Scoop tablespoons of the mixture out, roll into balls place on your lined baking tray leaving 3-4cms between each ball. Before placing in the oven use the centre of your palm to slightly flatten each ball.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven, or until golden.
Remove from oven when cooked and place on a baking tray to cool.


It couldn’t be easier! I think it’s a great recipe to let little bakers help out with – nothing too messy or difficult involved here. Perfect for a rainy day activity in the school holidays.


  1. They look yum, im gona grab a bag of those caramel bits and bake them in the weekend.

  2. These look good. Need to see if we have caramel bits here in Australia?? Otherwise I might have to see what I can come up with.

  3. Wow! Are you saying we have caramel chips in NZ now?!! That is the best news I have heard all day! I always see them and the peanut butter and butterscotch chips in American recipes and wish we had them.

    These cookies look so delicious!

  4. Yes, we have them in NZ now. Nestle make them, they should be in your baking isle :-)

  5. Made a double batch last night - they were very well received. Found this recipe super easy - would be good with the chips and peanuts. Got some creme de menthe chips from the American store - might throw them in with a bit of cocoa. Thanks for the recipe - shared it on facebook too :)


  6. Great recipe, I make these nearly every week but change it up by adding milk, dark or white chocolate chunks. When im low on money I use marge and no one notices the difference thanks for sharing your recipe