Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Small and crunchy cookies surround decadent caramel -- then it's all blanketed in rich white chocolate. Talk about a sweet treat!

Caramel Sandwich Cookies
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
25 sandwich cookies


  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • cup pecan pieces

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, slightly softened and cut up

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 recipe Shortcut Caramel Filling

  • 6 ounce white chocolate baking squares (with cocoa butter), chopped, or white baking pieces

Shortcut Caramel Filling

  • 24 purchased caramels

  • ¼ cup whipping cream


  1. In a food processor combine sugar and salt. Cover and process until fine and powdery. Add pecans; cover and process until finely ground. Add butter and vanilla; cover and process with on/off pulses until the butter is smooth. Add flour; cover and process just until a soft dough begins to form around the blade. Remove dough from processor and knead briefly to evenly mix.

  2. Shape dough into a 12x2-1/2 inch rectangle. Wrap and chill rectangle about 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut rectangle into about 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden, rotating pans from front to back about halfway through baking time. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.

  4. Spread Shortcut Caramel Filling onto the bottom sides of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down, to make sandwiches.

  5. In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave white baking chocolate, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip one end of each sandwich cookie into melted chocolate. Place cookies on waxed paper. Let stand until chocolate is set.

Shortcut Caramel Filling

  1. In a small saucepan combine caramels and whipping cream; cook and stir over low heat until just melted. Makes about 3/4 cup.

To Store:

Layer unfilled 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. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Assemble sandwich cookies as directed in Step 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
13g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 103mg 2%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*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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