These Brown Butter Caramel Chai Cookies offer a unique twist on traditional cookies, combining the nutty richness of brown butter with the warm spices of chai and the sweet gooeyness of caramel. They are perfect for those who love a fusion of flavors in their treats.


For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Caramel Center:

  • Soft caramel candies (one per cookie)


  1. Begin by browning the butter. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until it turns a golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooled brown butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat them together until well combined.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat until smooth.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough, flatten it slightly, place a caramel candy in the center, and then encase the caramel with the dough. Roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough and caramels.
  9. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie for spreading.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the centers are still soft.
  11. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Serve the Brown Butter Caramel Chai Cookies and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 180-200
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 2g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus 1 hour for chilling)
  • Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes


  • Serves: 24 cookies

These Brown Butter Caramel Chai Cookies are a delightful treat, perfect for those who enjoy the combination of spices and caramel. They are sure to be a hit for any occasion or simply as a special treat for yourself!

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