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Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

This Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookie Recipe is one of my favorite holiday cookies!

Sure, it could probably be made year round but for some reason, I don’t make this delicious cookie recipe until December rolls around.

From the rich and delicious flavor of homemade caramel sauce or the subtle, buttery goodness hiding in a cookie, I love caramel in all forms.  If you do, too, then you will love these!

In the spirit of The Eat Christmas Cookies Event going on at Food Blogga’s, I’m adding Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies to the Holiday Cookie line-up. This recipe is from Pillsbury’s Best Cookies Book.

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 30 Caramel Cream Sandwich Cookies

From Pillsbury’s Best Cookies Cookbook! It is a fantastic cookbook--I highly recommend you find one at an Indiana Bookstore near you.


  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter (NO SUBS)
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons milk


  1. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and 1 cup butter: beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg yolk and blend well.
  3. Add flour: mix well. If needed, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes for ease in handling.
  4. Preheat oven to 325*.
  5. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. With fork dipped in flour, flatted each to a 1 1/2" round.
  7. Bake at 325* for 10 to 14 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown. Cool for one minute. Remove from cookie sheets and cool for 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
  8. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, beat 2 Tablespoons butter over medium heat until light golden brown, stirring constantly.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Stir in remaining frosting ingredients, adding only enough milk to achieve desired spreading consistency.
  11. Blend until smooth.
  12. Spread scant 1 teaspoon frosting between two cooled cookies (make sure they are cooled or frosting will melt!).
  13. Repeat with remaining frosting and cookies.


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By |2013-10-14T21:21:30+00:00December 10th, 2009|Eat, Little Towns, Recipes|28 Comments

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."


  1. lz December 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Oh boy..these look amazing. We made pumpkin whoopie pies for Thanksgiving, so these might have to be our Christmas dessert. Deeee-lish!
    .-= lz´s last blog ..Shopping with a 2 year old, again =-.

  2. Anali December 19, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Oh, these look good! I love caramel and sandwich cookies. You can’t go wrong combining the two! Happy Holidays and Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! ; )
    .-= Anali´s last blog ..Three For Under The Tree =-.

  3. sugar plum fairy December 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Thanx a ton-guessed as muc-am goin in for these full swing-have tried a brown butter frosting like this before and its elicious-jus what i would love with a cookie…
    thanx a ton agn..

  4. Jessica Nunemaker December 17, 2009 at 7:45 am

    @sugar plum fairy No, these are not cakey at all. They do have more of a crunch and, yes: these are a must try! 😉

  5. sugar plum fairy December 17, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Found ya and these gorgeous cookies via food blogga-thank u Susan…
    a must try but can u please tell me if these are the crunchy or cakkey or chewy type-they seem the crunchy type if i bake ’em a little longer?hope am right!!!

  6. Karine December 16, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Your cookies look fantastic! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Ben December 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I am not a big fan of caramel, but this cookies look delicious. That frosting seems to tell me to not be afraid and take a big bite, hehe.
    .-= Ben´s last blog ..Pinto Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup =-.

  8. Mommyof2Girlz @ A Pocket Full Of Buttons December 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Those look decadent! Thanks for stopping by on my SITS feature day it is great to meet you. Have a wonderful holiday season 🙂
    .-= Mommyof2Girlz @ A Pocket Full Of Buttons´s last blog ..It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas =-.

  9. Post-Modern Jen December 12, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Hi Jessica,
    You had me at “Caramel”- yum! Thanks for visiting my blog this week 🙂
    .-= Post-Modern Jen´s last blog ..What Would You Save? =-.

  10. Jennifer - Somewhere In Between December 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    These are DEFINITELY being added to my Christmas Cookie Catalogue!!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

  11. Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog December 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Yeah, those look ridiculously delicious! I did not need to know about this recipe. =)
    .-= Aimee @ Ain’t Yo Mama’s Blog´s last blog ..Foodie Friday: The Festival (And Feast) Of Lights =-.

  12. Monique December 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Just great. Now I need to get out of my pj’s, go to the store and but the ingredients because those look sooooooooo god!

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    .-= Monique´s last blog ..Happy Hour and a Celebrity Encounter =-.

  13. Angelia December 12, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Oh my YUM! How delish! I love all things cookie.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    .-= Angelia´s last blog ..Festive Ride aboard the Jeep Express =-.

  14. When did I become my Mom December 12, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Oh good! Kids told me this morning they want to make a new kind of cookie today and we’ve been trying to come up with some variations. Up til now we’d settled on jam thumbprint cookies, but I think they’ll love these! Thanks for sharing!

    .-= When did I become my Mom´s last blog ..Neighbourkids Update =-.

  15. Angelica Bays December 12, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Ohhh my goodness!…I feel a sugar coma coming on already!

  16. Teresa @ ? Too Many Heartbeats ? December 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Oh my! These sound amazing! I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for sharing!


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  17. Lynn December 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Yum! I love cookies. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique December 12, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Stopping by from SITS those cookies look delicious *yummy* thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂
    .-= Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique´s last blog ..My big win on Boutique Cafe =-.

  19. susan from food blogga December 11, 2009 at 8:27 am

    How could anyone not love caramel? These looks scrumptious, Jessica! Thanks!

  20. Reviewer11 December 11, 2009 at 6:18 am

    That looks sooo good! 😛

  21. Missy December 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Those look so good! Can you make some and send them to me? LOL

    Stopping by from SITS.
    .-= Missy´s last blog ..Thursday Thanks Tank #14 =-.

  22. Date Girl December 10, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog fellow SITSTA! Wow that looks like heaven! I might try these for my offices’ cookie exchange.
    .-= Date Girl´s last blog ..My True Gym Buddy =-.

  23. MamaB December 10, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Stopping by from SITS, you had me at carmel, and when my husband sees this…well this is what I will be doing tonight!

    Hope you have a great Thursday!
    .-= MamaB´s last blog ..Words of Wisdom Wednesday =-.

  24. Just Like June December 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    These look great. I know a lot of people think of kids when they see sandwich cookies, but my Mum would go bonkers over these. Haha.
    .-= Just Like June´s last blog ..Holiday Cooking Series Part IV: Vegetarian Main Dishes =-.

  25. Jessica Nunemaker December 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    @Joneman They are actually pretty quick to make! I threw them together last minute before a Holiday Get-together and survived! 😉

  26. Salt December 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Those look seriously YUM. Thank you for posting the recipe! I might have to try these this weekend! 🙂
    .-= Salt´s last blog ..An open letter… =-.

  27. Jonewman December 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    OMG, these look fabulous! I am baking today for a cookie exchange tonight and I wish I came across these sooner! They would have been my pick for sure! Hope you are having a SITStastic day!
    .-= Jonewman´s last blog ..An Ice Cream Tradition… =-.

  28. Alissa December 10, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Stopping by from SITS, oh my gosh these look so yummy and pretty easy too! I will have to try.
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..Confessions of an Ex Cast Member =-.

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