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5 from 3 votes

Easy Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Recipe

This Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe is like nothing before. Filled with gooey caramel and crisp cinnamon sugar edges will make for all the smiles. A glass of milk will pair nicely with these treats!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies (approx.)
Author: Lorie Yarro

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 3/4 c flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 24-28 soft caramels

For Rolling Cookies

  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1-4 c sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar using a hand or standing mixer until light and fluffy (about 2-4 minutes.). Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until fully incorprated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until combined.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and then press into them (as shown above) to make a small imprint. Place the caramel in the dough and close the dough over top of it to make a ball. Make sure there is enough dough surrounding the caramel so that it doesn't melt through the bottom of the cookie completely.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon for rolling together and then roll each ball into the mixture to fully coat. Place on a cookie sheet (I always line mine with parchment) 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges become golden.
  • Cool on a cooling rack (don't worry, taste several when getting them there, I know that's what we are all gonna do!) and store in an airtight container.