How to Make The Merc's Salted Caramel Cookies at Home

David Malosh

I apologize in advance for sharing this . Not because you won't like it, but exactly the opposite. Once you take a bite of these salted caramel cookies, you're going to crave them every minute of every day of every year for the rest of your entire life.

Trust me, I do.

These cookies are some you'll find in the bakery at , so if you live nearby, you can just head there and buy one (or one dozen). But if you live further away, you deserve to experience the pure utter bliss that is these cookies, too. Browned butter makes them nutty and rich, and a thick drizzle of on top takes them... over the top. What I'm saying is these cookies are my life and they'll be yours too. Here's how to make them!

What are the ingredients in salted caramel cookies?

All the usual cast of characters: , sugar, eggs, flour, salt, and baking soda. Half of the butter gets browned to deepen the flavor of the cookies, and there's also brown sugar and vanilla which help do the same. Ribbons of and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt finish 'em off. Yum!

Are salted caramel cookies crunchy or chewy?

They're slightly crunchy around the edges and chewy in the center which is how all cookies should be. The butter and brown sugar contribute to their chewy factor. 

Can you use store-bought caramel sauce rather than homemade?

Be my guest. You can certainly buy a jar of caramel from the grocery store and use it. The key is making sure the caramel is thick, though. You don't want runny caramel sauce or it'll run straight off the cookie. It needs to be thick so it sticks to the cookie.