Salted Caramel Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Salted Caramel Oatmeal Cookies by Sweet Things by Lizzie

If I had to pick my favorite flavor when it comes to desserts, caramel would win every time.  I absolutely love the flavor and creaminess of caramel, and even more so when it’s salted!!  Lately, I’ve been working on so many new recipes that cookies have been on my mind a lot.  There is so much I can do to a cookie…besides eat them all, that is 🙂   I wanted to turn up the flavor on a traditional oatmeal cookie, so this scrumptious new creation was born!!  My salted caramel oatmeal cookie has the richest taste, and the addition of chocolate walnuts just takes it to the extreme!!  Old Dog Ranch makes these incredible walnuts in many different flavors, and they are seriously addictive!!  You can buy these on , which is one of my favorite gourmet food companies!!  My only piece of advice when making these fabulous cookies is that they really need to be eaten warm from the oven!!  Not only do most baked goods taste better when they are warm, but also the caramel can tend to harden a bit over time.  If you have leftovers, you can always put them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm up the caramel again!!  They are so darn good that you may not even have any leftover!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!

Ingredients for Oatmeal Caramel Cookies by Sweet Things by LizzieI use only the best quality ingredients in all of my baking!Old Dog Ranch Chocolate Walnuts for Oatmeal Caramel Cookies by Sweet Things by LizzieLook at these gorgeous chocolate walnuts from Old Dog Ranch!Cookie dough Sweet Things by LizzieYour batter should look like this when it is done.Salted Caramel Oatmeal cookie batter Sweet Things by LizziePlace 6 mounds of dough per baking sheet, as the cookies will spread quite a bit.Oatmeal Salted Caramel Cookies by Sweet Things by LIzzieStraight from the oven, they are just heavenly.Salted Caramel Oatmeal Cookies by Sweet Things by LizzieSo pretty they deserve a close up!Salted Caramel Oatmeal Cookies by Sweet Things by Lizzie

Salted Caramel Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Makes: 20 jumbo cookies or 40 smaller cookies Prep time: 30 minutes Bake time: 12 to 15 minutes depending on size of cookie


1 cup softened unsalted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon fresh baking powder

1/2 teaspoon fresh baking soda

2 eggs

2 teaspoons best quality vanilla

1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour

3 cups old fashioned oats

1 – 11 ounce package of Kraft Caramel bits

1 cup chopped walnuts, ( I used Old Dog Ranch Chocolate Walnuts)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Line several baking sheets with parchment or silicone mats.  In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  Scrape down the bowl at this point.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Add oatmeal to the butter mixture and mix until combined.  Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined.  Add in chopped walnuts and caramel bits.

With a large ice cream scoop, place 6 cookies per baking sheet.  They will spread quite a bit, so I don’t put anymore dough on one baking sheet.

Bake the cookies for 6 minutes, then rotate the pans.  Bake another 4 minutes and start checking for doneness.  The cookies should be a light golden brown, but you don’t want to over bake them.  They can actually bake anywhere from 13 to 15 minutes depending on your oven.  Remember that they will also continue to bake on the pan when they are removed.  Wait about 5-8 minutes and move them to a rack.  The cookies need to be cooled enough to move them, but not too cool or they will stick to the baking rack.  If you have any leftover cookies, you can microwave them for a few minutes so the caramel will not get too hard.  Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

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