Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies Recipe

Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies Recipe

How To Make Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies

These are not your usual sugar cookies. These goodies have a cream cheese filling and a salted caramel topping for a dessert that explodes with flavors.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes



For Cookies:

  • cupwhite sugar,plus 3 tbsp for pressing cookie dough balls
  • cuppowdered sugar
  • ½cupunsalted butter,at room temperature
  • cupvegetable oil
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1egg,large
  • 1tbspheavy whipping cream
  • 3cupsall purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspcream of tartar
  • ½tspsalt

For Frosting:

  • ½cupunsalted butter,at room temperature
  • 8ozfull fat cream cheese,(1 package), at room temperature, do not use low fat
  • ½tspvanilla bean paste,or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • tspfine sea salt
  • ¼tspground cinnamon
  • 3cupspowdered sugar

For Caramel Drizzle:

  • 5ozsoft caramel squares,(2 bags), unwrapped
  • cupheavy whipping cream
  • sea salt,for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set it aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream the ⅔ cup of white sugar, powdered sugar, and room temperature butter until fluffy and light. Add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, egg, and heavy cream and mix until smooth.

  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Combine wet and dry and mix until just combined.

  4. Roll dough into balls the size of golf balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar to a small bowl. Dip the bottom of a glass into the sugar and then press the dough balls with the jar dipped in sugar until the cookies are about half a centimeter thick in the center and the edges crack.

  6. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

  7. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. Using a hand mixer, cream together the room temperature butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed until completely smooth.

  8. Mix in vanilla extract, sea salt and cinnamon. With mixer running on low speed, slowly add powdered sugar and beat until well blended and smooth. Chill the frosting while the cookies finish cooling.

  9. Frost completely cooled cookies with cream cheese frosting.

  10. Unwrap the caramels and add them along with the heavy cream to a small saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until completely smooth and then set aside to slightly cool and thicken.

  11. Once thickened and cooled, drizzle over cookies and add a sprinkle of sea salt.

  12. Only add caramel and sea salt to the cookies that will be eaten immediately. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 311.00kcal
  • Fat: 16.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.33g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.30g
  • Fiber: 0.44g
  • Sugar: 26.23g
  • Protein: 2.85g
  • Cholesterol: 43.19mg
  • Sodium: 167.78mg
  • Calcium: 26.24mg
  • Potassium: 61.75mg
  • Iron: 0.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 119.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.05mg
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