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Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart with Caramel and Chocolate Glaze hits all your sweet spots: chocolate, caramel, and chocolate chip cookies! These loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the dessert dreams are made of. Your family and friends will go crazy for them after their first bite.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course cookie, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 380 kcal


Cookie Dough:

  •  1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  •  1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  •  1/4 tsp. baking soda
  •  6 Tablespoons soft butter
  •  1/2 cup light brown sugar
  •  1/4 cup regular sugar
  •  1 teaspoon. vanilla extract
  •  1 egg
  •  1 cup mini semisweet chips

Caramel Recipe (you will have some leftover)

  •  1/2 plus 1/3 cups heavy cream (warmed in microwave)
  •  1 tablespoon salted butter

Chocolate Glaze (you may have some leftover):

  •  4 ounces butter
  •  8 ounces chocolate chips
  •  1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  •  Fleur de sel, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix till combined. Add dry ingredients and fold in chips.
  • Press cookie dough into a greased 13 x 4-inch rectangular tart pan lining the bottom and up the sides. Make the bottom slightly thinner than the sides.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes till nicely browned (it will puff up and fill the pan).
  • As soon as you remove it from the oven, press the bottom flat with the back of a spoon to create room for the caramel. Cool completely.
  • Make the caramel by spreading the sugar in an even layer in a large pan. Set over moderate heat and cook without stirring, until the sugar near the edges just starts to liquefy.
  • Use a wooden spoon and begin stirring, encouraging the melted sugar around the edges toward the center, carefully stirring up any sugar melting on the bottom, too. The sugar will start to look "pebbly" as it cooks, but keep going until it is melted completely and an amber color.
  • If it starts browning too fast, lower the heat and keep stirring. Be patient...this takes time.
  • Continue to cook until the sugar browns. Once brown, and remove from heat.
  • Very slowly start adding the cream just a drop at a time, and keep stirring. This slow addition of the cream will eliminate seizing. Patiently keep adding a few drops while stirring until all of the cream is mixed in. Once smooth, add butter. Let cool.
  • Pour ½ cup of caramel into the middle of the tart and chill till firm.
  • Make the glaze by microwaving the butter and chocolate until smooth. Stir in corn syrup. Let sit a few minutes to thicken a bit. Once the caramel is firm and cold you can pour the chocolate glaze over the caramel tart to fill in the empty space.
  • May sprinkle with fleur de sel if desired.
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