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
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, christmas cookies, cookie exchange, cookies, easy dessert, easy recipe, fall
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 36
Author Julie Blanner



  • icing
  • 2 Tbsp butter softened
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 c brown sugar packed
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine butter, oil, sugars, water and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Add in eggs and mix until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
  4. Gradually blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Refrigerate dough 30 minutes and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake 8 minutes.
  7. For the icing:
  8. Cream butter, milk, sugars, vanilla and salt.
  9. Using a teaspoon, fill the baked sugar cookies.