These Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Macaroons are loaded with chocolate chip and caramel flavor. The sprinkle of sea salt on top gives it just the right amount of sweet and salty.
*Today I am joining forces with some of my blog friends to bring you lots of cookie love. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post for more details.
I got the decorating itch again last night. You see we already decorated our house the day after Thanksgiving, but I didn't finish putting everything up. So yesterday I looked through the boxes and pulled a few more lights, garland, another tree, and some glass ornaments out of storage.
The kitchen still needs a few decorations, but I'm not sure anything that is left in the boxes is going to work. Although I will probably end up putting the garland around the top of the shelves like I always do because I shouldn't be spending money on more decorations.
Along with this sudden burst of decorating came the urge to finish my Christmas cookie list. I cannot believe I have waited this long to finalize it. Usually by the first day or two into December I have a huge running list that has to be narrowed down.
About a month ago I made and shared these White Chocolate Funfetti Macaroons. The sprinkles and dipped bottoms inspired me to create another fun macaroon with a caramel twist.
There is just something about that sweet and salty combo that I cannot get over. Thank goodness salted caramel is an acceptable flavor all year long.
I mixed together a can of Dulce de Leche and a bag of coconut. Coconut is another one of those flavors that I kind of go coo coo for! Yay for two of my favorites getting together in one yummy cookie.
A little bit of flour gets added to the macaroons to help give the cookie a little more texture. And of course mini chocolate chips and sea salt just gave the macaroon something a little extra.
Now I originally had no intention of dipping these cookies in chocolate, but while they were cooling I started thinking how nice it is to see a chocolate on the bottom of cookies.
Yes, chocolate is the way to my heart.
So out came the chocolate, and I am so glad I listened to the little chocolate angel that sits on my shoulder. That little angel knows that I can't resist adding chocolate to just about everything.
Today I am partnering with 11 other bloggers to bring you 12 delicious cookies worthy of making a few times this season. I hope you are ready for this!!!
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True Love Cookies from Creme de la Crumb
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Macaroons from Inside BruCrew Life
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Our Best Bites
Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Cookies from Sweet Basil
Chocolate Cherry Sandwich Cookies from Taste and Tell
Chocolate Mallow Drops from The Recipe Critic
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Rudolph Cookies from Your Cup of Cake
Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky
What a fabulous recipe and blogger feature! I'll definitely try those salted caramel chocolate chip macaroons, but instead of 1/2 cup flour i'll use 1/3! Thx for sharing Jocelyn!
Hinh Anh Dep
I have never made homemade macaroons, but they look so much better than the ones in the box. Yummy!
Thanks, I'm sure I will!
Is that 1 1/4 cups chocolate? There's no measurement.
It's a great idea to use dulce de leche! Can't wait to try these!
Yes, I must have missed the cup measurement. Thank you for letting me know. I hope you enjoy the macaroons!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
I'm all about chocolate and coconut. Adding caramel just sends over the top! Pinned. Love!
Happy weekend Jocelyn!
I am a novice baker....never heard of Dulce de Leche.... can I use sweetened condensed milk in its place??
Hi, Fran. You can use sweetened condensed milk in its place but then it will not be caramel. Dulce de Leche is sold in the Mexican food aisle of most grocery store. Dulce de Leche is actually sweetened condensed milk that has been cooked down and caramelized.
Jessy @ The Life Jolie
These look so delicious- I love anything with Salted Carmel!
All I need to hear is "salted caramel" and I come running!
I want these. I love the flavors and I just adore these. I love that you are still decorating your home. I donated a bunch of my decorations this year because they were a little cheesy, lol! So next year I have to buy more.
Thanks Chels! And I should do the same. I'm tired of my same old decorations!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
So. Much. Left. To. DO!!! Like make these macaroons!
These are heaven, Jocelyn! I have no idea what we all did before salted caramel. These have got to be the best macaroons ever!
Awww, thanks Mir! And seriously, what did we do?? Lol!
Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble
I loved the white chocolate funfetti ones, but you had me at dulce de leche...my weakness 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks
The chocolate dipped bottoms, oh boy. THAT is calling my name! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Averie! 😉
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
I'm ashamed to say that I haven't done any decorating this year. Oh well, there's always next year.
These macaroons look delicious. I could eat them all!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love the flavor of these macaroons, Jocelyn! I'm so glad that salted caramel is acceptable all year long, too. What a fun treat to make and even better to eat! Pinned!
Yes, I need my salted caramel all year! 😉 Thanks for pinning, Gayle!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
We still haven't started decorating... Other than saying that we should and trying to figure out where to put the Christmas tree this year. So I'm completely impressed that you're almost done! And decorating your kitchen too... So cute! 🙂 I love chocolate + caramel, so I could use about a dozen of these gorgeous macaroons! Pinned!
Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl
I'm still not done decorating either!! I got most things out a few weeks ago, but I lost steam, and there are still boxes sitting around with odds and ends in them that need set out! I'm hoping I find the motivation again this weekend. These look delicious! They remind me of Samoas which are one of my favorite cookies. Thanks for sharing, Jocelyn! 🙂
thanks Sarah! They remind me of Samoas too!
Mmmm those sound like some awesome macaroons! I'm sure they'd be a hit at a Christmas party 🙂