Caramel Stuffed Sugar Cookies

Caramel stuffed sugar cookies

Thick, buttery cookies stuffed with ooey, gooey caramel makes these cookies a delicious snack! These make a sturdy cookie that's perfect for cookie swap parties and homemade gifts. 
Please read my tips for these cookies in the post. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cookies, dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 442kcal


  • 1 and 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 36 Kraft caramels


  • Combine sugars, butter, oil, vanilla, and water in a mixer. Mix until smooth.
  • Add eggs and mix until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  • Gradually blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Refrigerate the dough at least 30 minutes 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • On a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet, drop golf ball size balls of dough. Press to 1/8 inch with a flat-bottom glass. 
  • Unwrap caramels and microwave 15 to 20 seconds to soften.
  • Flatten caramels slightly and place on top of half of the cookies.
  • Top the caramels with the other half of the cookies you have pressed flat. 
  • Slightly press edges to seal.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F 15 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies are set.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. **Note - caramel center gets extremely hot and stays hot longer than the actual cookie. Be careful feeding warm cookies to kids



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Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg