Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

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 Soft and fluffy snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with ooey gooey caramel. 

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Can I bother you with one more cookie recipe before Christmas? I’m sure you’ve got a slew of them up your sleeve waiting to be baked and shared with loved ones near and far but please, make a little room for one you will not want to miss. It involves cinnamon. And caramel. N’ough said.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Don’t let that caramely center fool you, these are not difficult. I know you’re thinking how do I get that goodness in there?? but it’s laughably easy.

1- roll your dough into a ball

2- break the ball into two halves

3- push a caramel into one half

4- roll the two halves back into one ball

5- roll in cinnamon-sugar and bake.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Besides all of that caramel in the center – which, by the way, makes me swoon – I love the texture of these cookies. Very chewy but still soft. And they get that signature snickerdoodle crinkle on top, just like a good snickerdoodles should.

Happy Thursday everyone, please treat yourself to a caramel stuffed snickerdoodle.

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Soft and fluffy snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with ooey gooey caramel.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (12 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 small (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix (dry, not prepared) - must be instant
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16-20 soft caramels, unwrapped (such as Kraft)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, pudding mix, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until dough comes together. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll about 4 tablespoons of dough into a ball. Break the ball in half, place a caramel into the center of one half, then press the two halves back together to cover the caramel and roll into a ball again. Roll ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, then place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and caramels.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in airtight container. Serve at room temperature or heat the cookies in the microwave for 5-8 seconds before serving to make the caramel extra gooey.
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Mmm these look absolutely dreamy!!! The caramel filling sounds heavenly. Pinned!

Wow- I love regular snickerdoodles, I can’t even imagine a caramel stuffed snickerdoodle. Mmmmm!

The snicker doodles that I made did not turn out. They were big blobs going into the oven and the same coming out. Did not even change shape. I turned up the heat and even smashed them with a spatula.what went wrong?

    Susan- I am not positive what happened. I have not ever had that happen when following this recipe exactly!

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