Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two sheet trays with parchment paper.
Cut 6 caramels into 4 pieces each with a sharp paring knife.
Slice the cookie dough log into 12 equal portions. Flatten one piece of cookie dough into a small disk. Place one caramel into the center of one piece of cookie dough. Top with another piece of cookie dough and form into a ball completely covering the caramel. Repeat with remaining cookie dough and caramel candies.
Evenly space the dough rounds onto the parchment lined sheet tray leaving at least 2” of space in between. Top each with 4 small pieces of caramel Bake for about 14 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle generously with sea salt. Let cool on sheet pan for about 3 minutes before serving warm.