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Super Easy Vegan Cookies Filled With Caramel

This post will go through how to make the best chocolate chip cookies ever and clear up a few FAQ’s from storing cookies to making cookies filled with caramel.

cookies filled with caramel

These cookies are perfectly round and chewy with a warm gooey caramel center. Best part is, they’re gluten free, nut free and vegan! Not vegan or no dairy allergies? No problem, you can make them with dairy!

Why you’ll love this cake

  • Allergy Friendly- This cake is gluten free, nut free, soy free and vegan.
  • It’s super chewy and gooey
  • No chill time – just roll the dough into evenly sized balls and bake straight away
  • Easy to Make – The dough mixes up in just one large bowl with a whisk!

Ingredients list for these vegan chocolate caramel cookies

cookies filled with caramel

Gluten Free Plain Flour – this is paired with xanthan gum to give more stability to the cookies to prevent it from crumbling.

Tahini – Use thick tahini to reduce the amount of spreading of the cookie in the oven or runny tahini to get slightly bigger, thinner cookies.

Molasses – If you don’t have molasses treacle will also work well here too. This will act as our egg substitute and make these cookies chewy.

Caster sugar – I like to use caster sugar in my cakes which is just a very refined sugar. So if you can’t find caster sugar I’d recommend using very refined granulated sugar. 

Soft light brown sugar – don’t use brown granulated sugar as these large granules are likely to remain in the cookie resulting in crunchy granules of sugar dispersed in the cookies.

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Step by step instructions.

Start by creaming together your vegan butter, sugar and tahinI. Then add your molasses or treacle. This may seem odd but this is what’s going to create that chewy texture to the cookies in replace of eggs. 

Then Pour in your water – this will help spread the cookies as they bake. Next mix in your gluten free plain flour and xanthan gum. Then fold in some vegan chocolate chunks. I found chocolate chunks work better than chocolate chips as they create pools of chocolate in the cookies rather than small pieces of chocolate but hey add in whatever you fancy. 

For these caramel cookies you’ll need some vegan caramel that’s been frozen. – I did this by spooning a tsp onto a baking tray and freezing it for 10 mins before adding to the center of the cookies. Roll the dough over making sure the caramel is completely covered and place on a baking tray. 

Bake for 12-15 mins and enjoy.

cookies filled with caramel

Non-vegan alternative

If you don’t want to make this cake vegan, simply substitute the plant based chocolate for normal milk/dark chocolate and the vegan butter for normal block butter – at room temperature.


How to make cookies filled with caramel ?

You’ll need to freeze the caramel into teaspoon amounts onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Once the caramel is hard and malleable, roll into a ball and place in the center of the cookie dough. Then incase the cookie dough around the caramel.

Is caramel gluten free ?

Yes, caramel is generally gluten free. But this one is completely vegan too.

Can you make chocolate chip caramel cookies with sea salt ?

The vegan buttermilk in this recipe is a combination of plant based milk and apple cider vinegar. However, if you don’t have apple cider vinegar or any other vinegar. Then lemon juice is another great acid that will react in the same way.

Does refrigerating cookie dough make a difference ?

Refrigerating cookie dough can be really helpful when you’re cookie dough is quite loose and sticky, chilling the dough can help reform the dough and easier to handle. Another reason people like to chill the dough is to help reduce the spreading of the cookie as it bakes. 

These cookies don’t require chilling as it though has the perfect consisty to roll into balls and enough moisture to allow it to spread perfectly when baking.

Is this vegan cookie recipe easy ?

These cookies are super simple to make. They come together in 4 easy steps.

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Storing and freezing

What is the best way to store homemade cookies ?

Store these cookies in an airtight container to keep them soft and chewy. You can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough for up to 2 months. Just make sure to roll them into balls and seal them in an airtight container.

Other vegan.cookie recipes :

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Let me know if you followed this recipe for the best vegan chocolate chip cookies ever

How to make these easy vegan cookies filled with caramel :

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Caramel Filled Vegan Cookies

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8


  • Baking tray
  • Bowl


  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Light Brown sugar
  • 100 g Vegan butter
  • 60 g Tahini
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 60 ml Water
  • 225 g Gluten Free flour
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 60 g Vegan chocolate chopped
  • 100 g Vegan Caramel


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and set aside
  • Make and freeze the caramel into teaspoon amounts onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Once the caramel is hard and malleable, will be rolling into balls and placing it in the center of the cookie dough.
    100 g Vegan Caramel
  • Start by creaming together the sugars, tahini and vegan butter for 5 mins with a stand mixer or electric whisk, until fluffy.
    100 g Caster sugar, 100 g Light Brown sugar, 100 g Vegan butter, 60 g Tahini
  • Then add the molasses and water and mix for a further 2 mins.
    1 tbsp Molasses, 60 ml Water
  • Once combined add the gluten free flour,  xanthan gum and chopped vegan chocolate, until combined – DON’T over mix.
    225 g Gluten Free flour, 1 tsp Xanthan Gum, 60 g Vegan chocolate
  • Flatten out a handful of the cookie dough and place a small ball of frozen vegan caramel in the centre. Then fold the cookie dough around the caramel making sure its completely covered.
  • Bake for 15 mins. The cookies should be lightly golden with a firm exterior and soft in the center. They'll hold its shape once out of the oven and cooled down.
  • And enjoy.

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