A mom of four, wife, blogger, homebased business owner. Leigh Anne loves to spend time in the kitchen creating yummy treats for her family and friends. She also uses her vision, creativity, and time management skills to inspire women to create the life they want.

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Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

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 food so I decided to try adding in some Rice Krispie cereal to my oatmeal cookie.

Not bad but it was missing a little something.

I had a bag of these little babies in my pantry so I thought I’d throw a cup or so of them in. I was so excited to see that our Target with a newly expanded food section carried these Caramel Bits. Previously the only place I had been able to find them was in Utah at Wal-Mart. A little too far to go on a regular basis! (I have no Wal-Mart nearby here in Portland)

caramel oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

Better but still, something was missing. Yes, you guessed it – chocolate. So in went a cup of semi sweet chocolate chips. Yes, we reached perfection. How can anything not taste better with a little chocolate and caramel added in.

The progression of a cookie.

caramel oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

The caramel bits add a perfect amount of gooeyness to the cookie that is divine. The chocolate is the crowning touch.

oatmeal cookie recipe with caramel

After I scoop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet I flatten the cookies a bit with my hand. This helps get that nice browned, crispy edge to the cookie.

caramel oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

There you have it, the birth of a cookie.

Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip  Cookies

Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Printable Recipe

1 C butter

3/4 C granulated sugar

1/4 C brown sugar

2 egg yolks

1 1/2 C flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 C quick cooking oatmeal

3/4 C Rice Krispie cereal

1 C caramel bits

1 C 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 and flatten with your hand on the cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until the edges begin to brown – about 10 minutes.

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  2. galet09 07/16/2013 at 11:58 am

    Your cookies sound heavenly. I make these using the caramel morsels but without the choc. chips as I can’t have chocolate. Was trying to find out what I did wrong tho. The batch I made stuck badly to the cookie sheet. I sprayed it with cooking spray, maybe that’s why? You don’t say whether the pan should be greased or not.

  3. Veronica 01/02/2013 at 8:00 pm

    Just made these, they’re delicious!

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  5. Seraphina 04/19/2011 at 11:15 pm

    Omgosh! I thought adding chocolate to my oatmeal cookies was a splurge, but…”yup, I’ve got to print this one and make them soon!” is all I could think.

  6. sharlyn 04/05/2011 at 10:22 am

    Looks yummy!! I will have to try them. Have you ever thought of adding some flaxseed to your oatmeal cookies? We love that. Also adds a crunchiness.

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  8. Erin @ Making Memories 04/04/2011 at 1:43 pm

    I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! But add in caramel? And holy smokes! I’m sold. I need to find some of those caramel bites!

  9. Jared Garrett 03/31/2011 at 3:11 pm

    Good gravy! That looks intense and wonderful.

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