Caramel-Stuffed Snickerdoodles


A caramel filling takes this classic snickerdoodle cookie recipe to the next level. Great for the holidays, these easy snickerdoodles will be gone in a hurry.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
20 cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • 20 vanilla caramels, unwrapped


  1. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add the 1 1/2 cups sugar, the baking soda, cream of tartar, the 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice, and the salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a shallow dish combine the 1/4 cup sugar and the 2 tsp. apple pie spice. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls (about 2 Tbsp. each). 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 balls in the sugar mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.

  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Remove; cool on wire racks.

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To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 58mg 1%
Folate, total 37mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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