My Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with Pillsbury Purely Simple Blog Hop!


*Disclosure: As a participant of the Pillsbury Purely Simple Blog Hop, I’ve received compensation for my time and product samples for review purposes. Opinions are my own.

As a fun and delicious way to feature Pillsbury’s Purely Simple Baking Mixes and Frostings, Eighty MPH Mom is participating in a a blog hop! What this means is that each blogger creates a tasty treat using Pillsbury Purely Simple Baking Mix and sends it along to the next blogger to enjoy and share with all of you!

My goodies from the Pillsbury Purely Simple Blog Hop consisted of: Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, a Prepworks Collapsible Cupcake Carrier, as well as Bowls, Spatula, Mixing Bowl, Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon and Measuring Cups Sets, and Cool Tool from Le Creuset. I was ecstatic to get the Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix because that’s our favorite kind of cookie around here!

The first thing I noticed about this mix is that it really is SIMPLE! I’m in my third trimester with baby number five, I’m exhausted. My belly doesn’t seem to know that, though, so I’m still craving baked goods like a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. With a product as easy to use as Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, I can toss a few ingredients in a bowl, stir, bake for several minutes, and enjoy my treat.

I decided to try a recipe that’s completely new to me because caramel was on my mind. I made chocolate chip cookies with caramel. Another great thing about the Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mixes is you can toy with a recipe for two main reasons: 1. The flavor won’t be ruined because Pillsbury Purely Simple tastes so good on its own that you can’t really mess it up and 2. It’s so easy to add things and change them when the base of the recipe, the mix, is already taken care of for you! So I cut my caramels and placed them in the center but I also think that another way to do this recipe would be to shave the caramels and make little caramel morsels in every bite. You could add a little coarse sea salt to make salted caramels. Maybe even itty bitty diced pieces of apple to make caramel apple chocolate chip cookies. Haha, can you tell I love cookies?! There are so many things that you can do to play with this, I love it!

Without further ado, here’s how I concocted this particular batch of Pillsbury Purely Simple Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies…

1 stick (1/2 cup) of softened butter
1 egg
Baking caramels
Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

1. To begin, you’ll still be following the directions on the back of your Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix package. Set your oven to 375°.

2. Combine the cookie mix, softened butter, and egg in a medium bowl.

3. Mix until the dough is mixed and soft.

4. Place rounded teaspoons of dough onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper/silicone mat, 2 inches apart.

5. Cut your baking caramels in half and place them into the center of your cookie dough balls.

6. Push some of the cookie dough over the caramel to cover it.

7. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set.

As recommended by many chefs and hungry bakers everywhere, I ate one of my cookies to be sure that I was sending along a quality product and I absolutely loved the caramel chocolate taste! I’ve sent along my cookies to Freebies 4 Mom and I truly hope that she enjoys them! Keep an eye out for her post about Pillsbury Purely Simple and my cookie creation!

It doesn’t end there! After all, when you make cookies the entire house fills with this wafting scent of joy and you can’t be expected not to have your own snack to nibble on, right?! Luckily for my belly, I received Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Makobi Scribe! The only unfortunate thing about these cookies was the fact that I had to share them with my husband and children, what gives?!

These cookies offered a chocolatey goodness that really hit the spot and the Christmas packaging she sent them in was absolutely adorable! It made me realize that these would be perfect for a holiday cookie swap and now you’ve got the recipe at your fingertips! The best part is that it’s simple, Pillsbury Purely Simple to be exact! Thanks so much Makobi Scribe! My tummy thanks you too. 😉


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About Author

Tiffany is a stay-at-home mommy of four beautiful girls and a handsome boy. Her passions lie in crafts and the arts, and she embraces every moment as a life lesson. Tiffany also blogs at The Quirky Mom Next Door!


  1. I have not heard of these cookies by Pillsbury and they look great and are not hard to make. I live that you put caramel in the middle of these cookies. I want to make these for the Holidays!

  2. I like the Pillsbury Purely Simple mix and want to make these for a nice dessert. I like that you put caramels in them. I bet they taste yummy!

  3. These look SO yummy! I really like the Christmas packaging for gifts, great idea and so cute! Thank you for sharing this post!

  4. Those look really good and I like that Pillsbury is eliminating unnecessary junk from their baking mixes!

    I wouldn’t have thought to use caramels because I would have guess they’d have made a mess. Learned that won’t and that’s something new for today.

  5. I really like the idea of using this mix because it makes things so much easier. I love how you added the caramel too. So delicious!

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