Caramel Cookies Recipe -
Caramel Cookies Recipe
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Caramel Cookies

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"Buttery and nutty refrigerator cookies made with brown sugar for a caramel flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; blend into the creamed mixture. Mix in the walnuts. Form dough into long roll about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Unwrap the roll of dough and using a sharp knife, slice the roll into 1/4 inch coins. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2002

I found this recipe when I was looking for a recipe I had lost from my grandmother. Hers used oil and were crunchier. We used to make a pot of tea to enjoy with our cookies.I just whip up a batch before making dinner and put them in the freezer and after dinner take them out and bake. They got A+ reviews from the guys at work too! They don't last long to worry about storage, they are too good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 23, 2011

wasn't very good, they do not taste like caramel at all

Nov 30, 2010


Dec 26, 2002

these were great cookies. will definately make these again

Jun 11, 2011

These are great cookies! I didn't use walnuts in the cookies. I also used half of the recipie and subsituted 1/8 of the sugar for splenda. The cookies have a little but of caramel tast but when you bite into them you don't think caramel. I loved these cookies though and will make these again! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Jul 19, 2015

Love these! They don't taste very carmel-y but they are a great base cookie dough to add to! I added about 3 Tablespoons of extra butter (just personal preference). I separated the dough and I added coconut, pecan, white chocolate chips, or left them plain and added a chocolate icing (semisweet Baker's chocolate, milk, and powdered sugar) after baking. I didn't refrigerate overnight so I baked them for about 8 minutes and they turned out great!

Nov 07, 2014

great recipe, but way too sweet - will cut sugar in half next time

Oct 21, 2014

Very good, going to give as Christmas gifts.


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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