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Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! www.modernhoney.com #caramelsnickerdoodles #christmascookies #cookie #cookies

Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe!

Welcome to CHRISTMAS COOKIE WEEK on Modern Honey! This is my favorite week of the year because I get to share all of my tried and true Christmas cookies with all of you. Since cookies are my most loved food on the planet, this makes me super excited!

Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! www.modernhoney.com #caramelsnickerdoodles #christmascookies #cookie #cookies

I have been making my cinnamon sugar SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE RECIPE since I was a little girl. It is one of the most popular recipes on Modern Honey for good reason. I decided to take it up a notch for Christmas and stuff my classic snickerdoodle cookies with soft caramels.

These Caramel Filled Cinnamon Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies literally melt in your mouth. They are a cinnamon sugar cookie stuffed with a soft caramel that melts perfectly when baked. You get a big surprise when you bite into this caramel snickerdoodle cookie.

Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! www.modernhoney.com #caramelsnickerdoodles #christmascookies #cookie #cookies

What type of caramels to use in the Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles?

I would suggest using a soft, chewy artisan caramel. I picked up the Fleur de Sel Caramels from Trader Joe’s but you can use any type of soft caramel. I also love the Private Selection Vanilla Creme Soft Caramels you can find at your local Kroger store (Fry’s in AZ). You can also use Werther’s Soft Caramels and you can find those at most grocery stores. I also love Mrs. Call’s Soft Chewy Caramels, if you have time to order online. There are so many choices!

These are the perfect Christmas cookie to add to your goodie plate this year. It’s a classic Christmas cookie that everyone loves!

Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! www.modernhoney.com #caramelsnickerdoodles #christmascookies #cookie #cookies

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL FILLED SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES:

  1.  Start by creaming butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes. This is an important step as the butter coats the sugar crystals and creates a smooth texture. It also whips air into the cookie dough.
  2. Use Cream of Tartar as a leavening agent. It gives it the signature tangy flavor and chewy texture.  A touch of baking soda helps the cookies to rise as well.
  3. Use soft, chewy caramels. Place the caramel in the center of the cookie dough and completely wrap the caramel with dough.
  4. Double roll the cookie balls into a cinnamon-sugar mixture.  This helps to make sure the cookies are completely coated in cinnamon-sugar before baking.
  5. Bake just until the edges begin to become a light golden color.  These snickerdoodle cookies need to be soft and chewy so watch carefully. If you want them to be flat, press the balls down in the center before placing in the oven.
  6. My favorite baking tools for perfect Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle cookieslight-colored baking sheets, parchment paper sheets, KitchenAid mixer.

Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! www.modernhoney.com #caramelsnickerdoodles #christmascookies #cookie #cookies

If you want more Christmas cookies and goodies ideas, click on the recipes below.

CHRISTMAS COOKIES and GOODIES RECIPES:

Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! www.modernhoney.com #caramelsnickerdoodles #christmascookies #cookie #cookies

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Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies

By: Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com
Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookies Soft chewy cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with buttery caramel. The perfect caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookie recipe! 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 24 SOFT Caramels (such as Trader Joe's, Private Selection Vanilla Caramels, Werther's Soft Vanilla Caramels)

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture:

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the eggs and vanilla. Cream for 1-2 minutes longer.
  • Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt, just until combined.
  • If time allows, wrap the dough and let refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. Roll into small balls until round and smooth. Press a caramel into the center of the dough. Completely wrap the dough around the caramel and place on parchment lined baking sheet. *I suggest using light colored baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon.
  • Drop into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and coat well. Using a spoon, coat for a second time, ensuring the cookie balls are completely covered. *To make flatter snickerdoodles, press down in the center of the ball before placing in the oven. This helps to keep them from puffing up in the middle. *
  • Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing from the pan. 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Keyword: caramel filled snickerdoodle cookies
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  1. I’m sure the caramel is nice and soft right out of the oven, but if you store these cookies overnight will the caramel be more sticky & chewy unless you warm them up again?

    1. 5 stars
      I made these last Christmas- amazingly delicious! I used Werther’s soft caramels and I did end up cutting the caramels in half. If the caramel candies are small you may not need to, but I found a whole Werther’s to be too big. There was still plenty of caramel in the cookies.