Go Back
+ servings
Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

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


  • 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.