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Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Read on for all the yummy details on our latest go-to cookies. This salted caramel Snickerdoodle cookies recipe is the bee’s knees!

caramel cookies on white plate on top of white an orange check napkin in front of pumpkin and orange leaves

Salted caramels are my all time favorite candy, so it stands to reason that salted caramel flavored cookies would be right up my alley. I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to make this salted caramel snickerdoodle cookies recipe for the first time. 

And now, I can’t get enough of it! To be fair, I am doing a LOT of baking right now. It’s my love language, both to receive and make baked goods. And being that everyone I love could use an extra dose of good cheer right now, my oven has been in use more often than not.

Plus, with Thanksgiving coming up tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to bake a few batches of cookies for us to enjoy throughout this week. 

Whether we’re resting after a hike in the woods, relaxing by the fire or settling in for our annual Thanksgiving viewing of Home Alone, cookies will always be a welcome treat. I’m sure we aren’t the only family who feels that way!

So, how do you make this salted caramel snickerdoodle cookies recipe? Well, I’m glad you asked…

How to Make Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles

caramel cookies on white plate with caramel oozing out

snickerdoodle cookies on white plate on white and orange check napkin

You can actually find the exact measurements and directions in the recipe card below, but here is your ingredients shopping list, so you can go ahead and get everything you need to make these salted caramel snickerdoodles!

softened unsalted butter
vanilla extract
baking powder
kosher salt
ground cinnamon
caramels unwrapped

What to Serve with Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Cookies

plate of snickerdoodles on white plate on orange and white napkin next to pumpkin and orange leaves

If you’re making these for kids, I would say a classic glass of icy cold milk or even hot chocolate with a mug rimmed with caramel would be a solid choice. If, however, it’s an adults only treat time, I urge you to try our salted caramel Irish coffee!

They would make a might fine pairing that boozy coffee and those decadent cookies. Just sayin’! But then again, I would eat cookies for breakfast this time of year. Haha!

I’m also all about setting up a nice cookie bar as part of my Thanksgiving spread. Sure we will have pie, like this yummy bourbon apple pie for instance, but cookies are always a hit with the little ones especially. So, I make a few different kinds and set them up along with a slow cooker filled with hot chocolate!

In fact, you could add a couple pies to the cookie bar and make it a full on serve yourself Thanksgiving dessert bar. Just add a pot of hot coffee, creamer and sugar to the equation and people can serve themselves while you relax for a minute!

In my house, it’s the hubs who will be relaxing as I’m the baker and he’s the cook. Bwah! And in case you too love to bake, I’ve included some more of my favorite yummy cookie recipes below!

Yield: 24

Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

caramel cookies

These salted caramel snickerdoodle cookies are super decadent thanks to the oozing caramel centers!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • ½ cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 18 unwrapped caramels
  • Sugar coating to roll dough in:
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon


    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    2. Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.

    3. Using another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until your mixture is light and fluffy.

    4. Beat in the egg and vanilla with your other wet ingredients until combined.

    5. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet.

    6. Using a tablespoon, scoop out some dough into your hands.

    7. Make an indentation in the center of the ball of dough.

    8. Place a caramel into the center of the dough.

    9. Cover the caramel with the dough and roll into a ball.

    10. Roll the ball in the cinnamon sugar.

    11. Place the ball onto the cookie sheet.

    12. Repeat these steps with the remaining caramels and cookie dough.

    13. Bake your cookies in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until they're lightly golden brown.

    14. Remove from oven and allow them to cool before serving.

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