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Sugar Cookie Recipe with Caramel Filling

This classic sugar cookie recipe is a favorite all year round. Add a caramel in the center with a sugar spice sprinkle on top. Now you have a divine Fall Cookie the whole family will love.

Sugar Cookie Recipe With Caramel Filling
Sugar cookies with a caramel center make a delicious Fall cookie.

Put caramel cookies on your Fall holiday party platters. These chewy rich bites of yum will please your family and guests.

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Put caramel stuffed sugar cookies on a Thanksgiving dessert table. Now watch them vanish off the party tray.

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All of these cookie recipes are easy to make. Kids enjoy helping make these cookie recipes. They all make wonderful snacks, party food and food gifts.

When the weather cools and the leaves come off the trees Fall baking kicks in. The chilly wetness demands warm enticing comfort foods to compensate.

At least that’s the way it is around here. These caramel filled sugar cookies are prime Fall cookies. Easy and delicious with all the right flavors.

Add a cup of coffee, milk or Hot Chocolate for a nice coze with your favorite book.

Sugar Cookie Recipe With Caramel Center

These soft and chewy caramel cookies make great snacks or desserts for the family.

This is a perfect easy Christmas cookie for cookie exchange. Cool and box them for your Christmas food gifts basket.

They stack well once Thoroughly cooled. You may want parchment paper between the layers of cookies to prevent the caramels from getting sticky.

Baking with Kids:

Homemade Sugar cookies are easy to bake with kids in the kitchen and so fun to eat. These are perfect for a rainy day baking project at home with your little ones.

Kids ADORE eating this delicious chewy cookie and finding the caramel inside. Make this butter sugar cookie as a fun family project.

Holiday sugar cookies are often an all day project with all the frosting and extra steps involved. This easy sugar cookie recipe is done, bake and cooled in about an hour.

Making Caramel Sugar Cookie Recipe
These are easy homemade sugar cookies to make. No decorating and a delicious result.

This is a simple Thanksgiving or Christmas sugar cookie recipe that doesn’t require fancy decorating.

Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookie Recipe:

Watch our video demonstration and read our Printable Recipe Card below for more information on this recipe.

Chopped Caramels
cut the caramels exactly in half for best results.

Visual Recipe Guide:

TIPS:

  • This chewy sugar cookie dough does NOT require a chill time in the fridge.
  • However if your house is very warm, Cool the dough between batches in the fridge if necessary. This keeps the dough easy to work with and gives the best baking results .
  • Put the caramel in the middle to upper third of your dough ball. If the caramel is placed near the bottom of the cookie dough ball it will bake to the cookie sheet.
  • DO NOT OVERBAKE. The cookies are baked when the top of the cookie slightly cracks. When the cookies are browned they are overdone and will be hard instead of chewy.
  • Keep the baked cookies on your baking sheets about 10 minutes BEFORE removing them to your cooling racks. This will ensure the caramel is cooled and will transfer well.

Freezing These Cookies:

  • Freeze the cooled cookies separately without touching. You can use your baking sheets, cooling racks or cardboard lined with parchment.
  • Once the cookies are completely frozen set them into your freezer safe container or freezer safe Ziplock storage bag in layers.
  • Put a piece of parchment paper between each layer of cookies.
  • Freeze up to three months when properly stored.
  • To defrost and serve set the cookies out at room temperature a few hours before serving.
Sugar Cookie Recipe With Caramel Filling
Yield: 24 sugar cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe with Caramel Filling

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This classic sugar cookie recipe is a favorite all year round. Add a caramel in the center with a sugar spice sprinkle on top. Now you have a divine Fall Cookie the whole family will love

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 Sticks butter (1 1/4 Cups)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 12 caramels

Instructions

  1. Grease your cookie sheets (OR use silicone matts)
  2. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F.

Sugar cookie instructions:

  1. Whisk together the flour baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl add SOFTENED butter and sugar and mix together with your electric mixer until it it light and fluffy.
  3. Add the room temperature eggs and pure vanilla extract into the sugar /butter mixture and mix together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients one third at a time, mixing after each addition until all the dry ingredients are completely mixed and a cookie dough is formed.
  5. Cut all of the caramels in half.

TO ADD THE CARAMELS into each cookie:

  1. Pinch off a one inch ball of dough and make a well in it.
  2. Place a half caramel into the dough well and fold the dough firmly around the caramel.
  3. Place the THICKEST side of the dough on the cookie sheet.

OPTIONAL sugar cinnamon topping:

  1. Mix together 2 Tablespoons sugar and one Tablespoon cinnamon on a flat plate.

Baking Instructions:


  1. Bake in your preheated oven for 13 minutes or until the tops of the cookies crack slightly.
  2. Remove from oven and LEAVE ON THE BAKING SHEET for 10 minutes.
  3. Now remove to cooling rack. This will help the caramels solidify and remain in the cookies.

Notes

TIPS:

  • To keep the dough easy to work with and for the best baking results cool the dough between batches in the fridge.
  • Put the caramel in the middle to upper third of your dough ball to keep it in the cookie as it bakes. If the caramel is placed near the bottom of the cookie dough ball it will bake to the cookie sheet.
  • The cookies are baked when the top of the cookie slightly cracks.
  • Keep the baked cookies on your baking sheets about 10 minutes BEFORE removing them to your cooling racks. This will ensure the caramel is cooled and will transfer well.

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Jenny Strmac

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Your video of this recipe calls for 1 and 3/4 sticks, but when you jump to the recipe (which is what i did) is says 1 3/4 cups of butter. Thus is obviously wrong and throws off the whole recipe. You may want to fix that for those that don't watch the videos.btw I have no idea how adjust the ingredients to save this dough

Diane

Saturday 4th of September 2021

Hi Jenny, Thank you for pointing out my error in transcribing the recipe. I'm so sorry it caused you to have trouble with your bake. I have revised the recipe to correct the problem. Since the recipe is well reviewed as is I think you might be ok with just adding another 1/4 Cup flour to absorb that extra butter. I hope this helps. Have a wonderful day.

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