I made some Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle cookies this weekend and Holy Smokes Batman…were they ever good!Snickerdoodles are not the most photogenic cookies, but these have a wonderful crisp cinnamon outside with a soft chewy caramel inside! They are perfect for fall weather!
I have a confession to make though…I tried making some Pumpkin Caramel Snickerdoodles that my friend told me about and they were a COMPLETE flop! They were very sticky and I could not roll them, so I kept adding a little more flour and put flour on my hands to roll them and they were horrible by the time I got finished. They had too much flour and were a tough, dry cookie dough. It is the first time that I have ever thrown out and entire batch of cookies and started over! But they sounded delicious, and I really should try them again sometime when I am brave. :)
This is my good old stand-by snickerdoodle cookie that I just changed up and they really are delicious! These cookies also freeze really well…if they last that long at your house. :)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup butter-softened
- 4 1/2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons soda
- 2 Tablespoons warm water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Peter's caramel cut into small bite size pieces, about 1/2" square
- 1/4 cup white sugar, plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon-mix together
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Mix the warm water and soda together and set aside.
- Cream sugars and shortening and butter. Once combined add the eggs, vanilla and water mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Using a medium cookie scoop, place dough in your hand, top the dough with a piece of caramel. Wrap and pinch the dough to seal around the caramel and shape into a ball. Top with even more (about 1/4 tsp. or a pinch) of the cinnamon sugar mixture for extra flavor and crunch.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool before eating. (Caramel centers will be hot)
The caramel that I use is called Peter’s caramel. This a a soft caramel and it is also wonderful for making chocolate caramel apples. You can find this caramel at Gygi’s. I usually by two boxes a year. It stores really good and you can actually melt it down several times.
Do you need a new cookie to try this fall? This Caramel Filled Snickerdoodle Cookie is going to go in my book as a new favorite. It is a great spin on an old favorite! My family loves snickerdoodle cookies and I know that they are going to love this new version too!