Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Naomi Willis Modified: March 24, 2022
Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles Recipe

How To Make Soft Caramel Snickerdoodles

Bake some soft and chewy treats with this snickerdoodles recipe. Each cookie comes with a soft caramel center and a cinnamon-sugar coating.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 13 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 23 minutes



  • 3cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspcream of tartar
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • 2large eggs,at room temperature
  • tsppure vanilla extract
  • 12soft caramels,cut in half

For Topping:

  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • tspground cinnamon


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt together until combined. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl using a hand-held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed for about 2 minutes until completely smooth and creamy.

  3. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy and light in color.

  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract at high speed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

  5. At low speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be thick.

  6. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour and up to 3 days.

  7. Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator. If the cookie dough chilled longer than 3 to 4 hours, let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. This makes the cookie dough easier to scoop and roll.

  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (Always recommended for cookies.) Set aside.

  9. Combine the topping ingredients. Set aside.

  10. Scoop a scant 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough. Break in half. Make a thumbprint into the bottom of one half and press a caramel half inside.

  11. Place the other cookie dough half on top and roll the dough between hands to make a smooth ball. Make sure the caramels are completely wrapped inside.

  12. Roll into cinnamon-sugar topping and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

  13. Bake the cookies in batches for 11 to 13 minutes, or until very lightly browned and crisp looking on the edges. Be sure to rotate the pan once during bake time. The baked cookies will look extremely soft in the centers when removed from the oven.

  14. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


  • Calories: 207.14kcal
  • Fat: 8.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.23g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.50g
  • Fiber: 0.51g
  • Sugar: 17.71g
  • Protein: 2.46g
  • Cholesterol: 36.19mg
  • Sodium: 115.52mg
  • Calcium: 33.16mg
  • Potassium: 62.84mg
  • Iron: 0.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 71.99µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.03mg
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