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Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups ~ #SundaySupper

Butterscotch and chocolate caramel loaded cookie cups. Soft. Gooey. Addictive.

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups |

Get ready to have your mind blown, because these Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups are dripping with gooey caramel and sweet, melty butterscotch chips. I think this is one of the best recipes to come out of my oven yet. They’re that good!

Today the #SundaySupper team is celebrating springtime treats with Dixie Crystals.

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups |

My website thrives on sugar, with butter and flour coming in at a close second. I once calculated how much sugar I go through in a year. You wont believe it when I tell you. Okay, maybe you will. Eighty pounds! You could say that I live the sweet life.

This year I’ll be surpassing that number, for sure. Who eats all of this sugar? My sugar-loving minions. They gobble it up without complaint. Okay, so that’s a lie. I get a lot of “Blah blah blah, my waistline” and “You’re killing me, Jennie.” Of course, all of this gibber jabber is happening with a mouth full of cookies. They put on this fake façade and the next thing you know, I look over and all of the cookies are gone. Gone!

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups |
Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups |

Dixie Crystals has been manufacturing all natural, non-GMO pure can sugar since 1917. Their sugar is chemical, preservative, and gluten-free. They’re the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Check out their Sugar 101 section for more information about their sugar products.

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I used a combination of light brown sugar and granulated sugar in this recipe. Brown sugar sweetens and provides moisture to any baked good. If I could only use one type of sugar in my baked goods, I would choose brown sugar. It provides a sweet, caramel flavor and creates the soft, gooey center of this cookie cup.

I can not express how good these cookie cups taste, but I’m going to give it a try.

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups |

The tastebud magic happens when you break through the deliciously crispy exterior. Sweet, melted butterscotch chips mingle with pools of gooey caramel and milk chocolate. Their soft, almost gooey center will send your mouth into fits of sweet ecstasy.

The gals at work asked me to relay a message to my readers. This is a direct quote, “Oh my gah, these are amazing.” There you have it. I think every single person splurged and ate two. One of them hid one in her purse to take home for an after-dinner snack.

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups |

For more sweet inspiration, you can follow Dixie Crystals on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Do you have an award-winning brownie recipe? If so, enter your recipe in the Dixie Crystal Brownie Dessert Contest for a chance to win cash prizes and an all-access pass to the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida. The contest will run from March 30th through June 27, 2014.

Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups

Thick, buttery cookies cups with a gooey caramel and melted butterscotch center.

Yield: 12 cookie cups

Total Time: 2 hours 28 minutes

Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Cook Time: 17-18 minutes


1 stick unsalted butter, at room-temperature

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 (8-ounce) bag mini chocolate covered caramels

1/2 cup butterscotch chips


In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Scrap down the bowl and add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

On low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and give the dough one more mix.

Stir in chocolate covered caramels and butterscotch chips. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F. Generously spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. I say generously, because some of the caramels tend to leak out of the cups and stick to the bottom of the tin. Fill each tin 3/4 of the way full with your cookie dough. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until your cups are golden brown on top.

Allow the cups to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Using a butter knife or small offset spatula, go around each tin to loosen the cookie cups. Gently pop each cup out by sliding your knife or spatula under the cups to release them from the bottom of the pan.

Store in an airtight container for up t 7 days. Reheat the cups in the microwave for 10 seconds to get that fresh out of the oven warmth and melted gooey center.

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This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are my own.

41 Responses to “Butterscotch Chocolate Caramel Cookie Cups ~ #SundaySupper”

  1. #
    Renee — March 30, 2014 at 6:29 am

    These look so good! Love that they have both caramel and butterscotch. Chocolate in there too is a bonus.


  2. #
    Alida — March 30, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I LOVE cookie cups, and yours are so darn cute! I love the caramel, butterscotch and chocolate combination…definitely a must make!


  3. #
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — March 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

    These are so adorable,,,and butterscotch is a weakness of mind!


  4. #
    Tammi @ Momma's Meals — March 30, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I would be in heaven biting into these babies….WOW. I may just have to try them!!


  5. #
    Liz — March 30, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I need some cookie cups in my life ASAP! Your butterscotch-caramel-chocolate combo sounds divine!!


  6. #
    Laura Dembowski — March 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Cookie cups are so amazing! I love that you don’t have to worry about them spreading.


  7. #
    Shaina — March 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

    80 lbs of sugar in a year!? Wow. I wonder how much of that lands on the floor…since you are the “messy” baker and all, haha. I’m lame. But your cookie cups are definitely not lame, that’s for sure. Yum!


  8. #
    Lane @ Supper for a Steal — March 30, 2014 at 8:36 am

    I wish I had people at work to share treats with, maybe I might even bake more. If I brought anything with sugar in it though I would probably lose my job since I work in wellness/health coaching. These butterscotch cookie cups look so cute. Great to put out for a big dessert spread.


  9. #
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — March 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

    hey! love that bit about Dixie Crystals. . I didn’t know they were all natural, non-GMO pure can sugar!! Awesome! and love these cookie cups. . this is often how I make cookies for parties or gatherings and we use rolos too! :) love this!


  10. #
    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) — March 30, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Oh my yum…I would love these. I might even get out my mini muffin pan and bake these up. I love cookies, but don’t take the time to bake them often enough!


  11. #
    Cindys Recipes and Writings — March 30, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I notice the loudest complainers always take the biggest bites though! lol


  12. #
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — March 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I think my husband’s coworkers are making the same comments to him when I send in my treats! These look fabulous Jennie!


  13. #
    Family Foodie — March 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

    You can bake for me any time! These look fantastic.


  14. #
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) — March 30, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Oh my heavens, these look YUMMY! My husband’s favorite candy is rolos too! I have no idea how much sugar we use in a year. I would be afraid to calculate it! LOL


  15. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 30, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Ooo! I love love Rolos! These cups need to happen in my kitchen – soon!!


  16. #
    Hezzi-D — March 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Wow! This combination of caramel, butterscotch, and chocolate sounds delicious! Pinning for later.


  17. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — March 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Yikes! I’d be scared to tally up my yearly sugar totals. Nothing wrong with living the sweet life though, right? :) Who wants to live in a world without cookie cups? I mean, these look AMAZING.


  18. #
    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — March 30, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Well these yummy looking cookie cups could not have come at a better time! My husband just discovered my secret stash of mini rolos and race is on to see if I can bake with them before he can eat them!!!


  19. #
    movita beaucoup — March 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    First, these cookie cups look next level awesome. Second, 2.0 says we should just buy a cow (to save on butter costs) and/or start growing wheat and sugar cane (for obvious reasons).


  20. #
    Cj — March 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Yum ~ Would love to see this submitted at so I can share with all my foodie friends :)


  21. #
    Carla — March 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I love cookie cups because you can sneak in a sweet treat without eating a full sized cookie. Caramel and chocolate make them that much better!


  22. #
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — March 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Jennie, I am totally digging that first photo with that cute overlay! How fun! And I won’t complain about decadent deliciousness like this at all. Everything has it’s place, as long as we exercise and eat lots of veggies for lunch, right?


  23. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — March 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm


    So gooey, and om nom nommmyyyyyy!


  24. #
    Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — March 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Whew, I don’t think I want to know how much sugar I go through! It is a LOT, I know that much! The first time I tried cookie cups, I couldn’t describe it, so I understand what you are talking about – these are GOOD. But I am convinced caramel can do no wrong!


  25. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 5, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Fabulous! I can never have enough caramel in my life. I need these cookie cups stat! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Pinning!



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