Classic lofthouse style sugar cookies with salted caramel icing

Salted Caramel Sugar Cookies

Amazing salted caramel sugar cookie recipe - a soft sugar cookie base with a brown sugar caramel icing that will be the hit of your next cookie exchange!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 238kcal
Author Julie Blanner



  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Combine butter, oil, sugars, water and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add in 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 dough 30 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • On a lined cookie sheet, drop large {golf ball size} dough balls and press with a small greased glass, followed by a spoon to make a pool for the icing.
  • Bake 8 minutes.
  • For the icing:
  • Cream butter, milk, sugars, vanilla and salt.
  • Using a teaspoon, fill the baked sugar cookies.


  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before forming the cookies.
  • When mixing the wet and dry ingredients, blend them gradually.
  • Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven for the best results.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before icing them.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg