Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles

I am a huge snickerdoodle fan, but add a little caramel in there, and I am in heaven. These Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles are so easy to make and taste amazing. If you are looking for a new cookie recipe, this is one I highly recommend.

I have always loved snickerdoodle cookies, but when you put a gooey caramel in the middle as a little surprise, you take it to a whole new level.

Every day when we would get home from school, our mom would have an after school snack ready for us. Some days it was fruit, or vegetables, or crackers, but some days, she would have warm cookies for us.

Those were always the best days. My favorites were Snickerdoodles, but I bet these would have been my favorite if we had known about them back them.

That little touch of soft melted caramel is so yummy and so easy to add.

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These cookies definitely didn’t disappoint! They were soft and chewy – the way a snickerdoodle should be, but that gooey caramel in the middle sent them over the top.

This book is absolutely beautiful and every recipe is family-friendly – this is definitely a book you want to add to your collection.

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  • Really any pre made and packaged caramel you find at the store would work for this recipe, but I prefer using Kraft caramels.
  • They are the perfect shape, and they melt nicely in these bad boys.
  • We have also made these cookies using Rolo candies and they were also delicious and super easy to press into the cookie dough.

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The thing I love about trifles is how beautiful they look, no matter how messy they may look. They will always look delicious and irresistible. Watch how to make this recipe, here:

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Serves: 24-30 cookies

Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles

25 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 12 soft caramels, cut into 1/4-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, and the brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until smooth. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the cinnamon. Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Make an impression in the top of each cookie with your thumb and place 2 caramel pieces in each cookie. Pinch the top closed and roll the dough into a ball around the caramel. Roll the cookies in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly crisp. You want the centers to still be soft. Let cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
  7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.



78 cal


1 g


16 g


2 g
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Recipe source: I Heart Naptime Cookbook

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