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Caramel Cream Cookies

User Rating 4 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Caramel Cream Cookies are one of my favorite cookies. The tender brown sugar cookie melts together with the rich browned butter frosting for the most incredible flavor combination. Yum.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-5 Tbsp. cream


In large bowl, cream 1 cup butter with 1/2 cup brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg yolk and mix well. Then add flour until dough forms. Chill for 2-8 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Roll dough into 1" balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten to 1/8" thickness by pressing fork tines, in crosswise pattern, into the balls to flatten, or by pressing with the bottom of a sugared drinking glass.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 8-11 minutes until cookies just begin to turn very light brown around edges. Remove from cookie sheets immediately and cool on wire rack.

In saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter (NOT margarine). Cook over low heat until butter just begins to brown, watching carefully, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and blend in powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream until desired spreading consistency.

Frost the top of the cookies with a swirl of frosting. If frosting hardens as you work, beat in a bit more cream.

Note: This recipe is not exactly the same as the Pillsbury Bake-Off winner. I changed the proportion of sugars, reduced the amount of flour, adding a chilling step, and doubled the frosting amount. I also added a lot more vanilla, and came up with the idea of just frosting the tops of the cookies instead of making them into sandwich cookies.

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 5 out of 5
My kid's favorite!, Guest Amy

These cookies are so buttery and rich. And they're so easy to make. My kids love to help me shape the cookies and frost them. I make them every year for the first day of school. LOVE THEM!

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