Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

This post has been updated from 2014.

My dad’s favorite cookies of all time were Snickerdoodles. I have memories of my mom making them for him often. Soft and chewy on the inside and just slightly crisp on the outside, with that delicious cinnamon sugar crust. Heavenly! I have had a thing for stuffing treats with caramel for a while now, as evident by my Caramel Apple Stuffed Brownies and more recently these Samoa-Inspired Caramel Coconut Rice Krispie Treats. Why not put that sweet gooey goodness into a Snickerdoodle?

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Try not to lick the screen. Although you’re probably wishing it was scratch and sniff right about now because these cookies smell seriously amazing.

If you have made Snickerdoodles before, you know the routine. Mix the dough, roll into a ball and then in cinnamon sugar. There’s just one additional step and that’s to add the caramel. It’s kind of the best step of all.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Just make sure you wrap that dough all the way around the caramel and you’ll be golden. Or rather, you’re cookies will be. They spread out nicely and may have a nice little dip in the middle where you can see the melted caramel. Oh yeah.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Now let’s chat about the caramel for a minute. If your stores are like mine, there are basically two different caramel candies to choose from. I have used both and I prefer the Werther’s brand caramels (aff) for these cookies. They are the longer, skinnier ones. They just seem to be softer and as such provide a smoother caramel center. The others tend to harden a little. Speaking of which, pretty please don’t put these cookies in the fridge. The caramel will harden in the middle and you just might break a tooth biting into them. K not really. But maybe.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

I suggest you run over to the grocery store and grab what you need for these Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodle Cookies ASAP. You can thank me later.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

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A stack of caramel stuffed cookies

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 18 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 18 caramels unwrapped

For Rolling:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and 1 cup of sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to the wet ingredients and mix well until a nice dough forms.
  • Mix ¼ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together in a shallow dish (like a pie plate) and set aside.
  • Divide dough and roll into balls about 2 tablespoons in size. (Using a cookie scoop is very helpful for this). Flatten each ball of dough with the palm of your hand and place a caramel in the center. Wrap the dough completely around the caramel and roll into a ball again. Roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cook completely.
  • Store in a tightly sealed container for up to one week. Do not refrigerate as it will harden the caramel.

Here is another Snickerdoodle recipe you might like:

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

A bowl of apple cobbler with ice cream

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  Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles take the classic sugary, cinnamony cookie to a whole other level. They are super soft with an ooey, gooey caramel surprise in the middle.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. me and my daughter made these and fell in love! Thanks for the recipe! So good! My daughter doesn’t like cinnamon but loved these.

  2. Snickerdoodles are usually made with cream of tartar. Is there a reason your recipe does not include it??

  3. I don’t know where it went wrong I am guessing the dry part. I mix the dry part in the wet ingredient and it was crumbely. Research on why it was crumble and it was because of too much flour. So I mix in liquid(milk) and it became to sticky. In the end my cookies didn’t turn out good.

  4. oh these look sooo good! We have chocolate covered caramels here which I’m going to try stuffing them with! Chocolately caramel stuffed goodness!

  5. just saw these on Pinterest .. these are amazing!!! Can’t wait to try these caramel stuffed snickerdoodle cookies. . YUM!!

  6. No worries, I used Windex on my computer screen after I licked it! HAHAHA
    I love snickerdoodles! I am going to try them with a gluten-free flour. These look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.