White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodles – Classic soft & chewy Snickerdoodle cookie dipped in white chocolate caramel sauce with a dash of salt. You won’t be able to just eat one.

I love my Best Ever Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe, I mean who doesn’t love a soft & buttery cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar? Take that cookie and top it with a white chocolate caramel sauce and finished with a dash of coarse sea salt, literally, Snickerdoodle cookies have never tasted so good.

photo of a stack of 5 White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodles, top one has a bite taken out of it

We are Snickerdoodle cookie obsessed here in our home. My son Aiden loves them. It is his favorite cookie.

I love how soft Snickerdoodle cookies are. Then the touch of cinnamon just makes it for me, it is sort of like a churro in cookie form. I made this White Chocolate Caramel Sauce for an ice cream treat and was inspired to dip these cookies in it and well, I fell in love, hard.

photo of a stack of 5 soft snickerdoodle cookies without white chocolate caramel icing

The white chocolate caramel sauce could literally be poured over any sort of dessert cake, cookies, ice cream, and pie. You name it, it will make everything taste even more delicious.

The caramel sauce isn’t hard to make at all. My friend Kim’s son, who is Madden’s age (12), made it with no issue. In fact, he made the sauce for these cookies (pictured). I love that even kids can make this recipe.

White chocolate caramel sauce in a bowl with wooden stirring spatula

My favorite part of the whole process of making these is sampling the dough and sauce along the way.

We have made a variety of Snickerdoodle Cookies in our home including the Best Ever Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe, Carrot Cake Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles, and Reese’s Stuffed Snickerdoodles. And while it would be hard to pick a winner of the best one – the combination of the cinnamon, caramel, and salt – makes these White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodles a clear winner.

close up top down photo of a White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodle with caramel icing and flaked salt on top

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close up stack of White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodles

White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodles

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 180 kcal
White Chocolate Caramel Snickerdoodles - Classic soft & chewy Snickerdoodle cookie dipped in white chocolate caramel sauce with a dash of salt. You won't be able to just eat one. 



  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt for topping

White Chocolate Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate melting candies



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a mixing bowl or a stand mixer. 
  • Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  • Spoon dough with a tablespoon or cookie dough scoop and roll into a ball. 
  • Roll ball in the sugar and cinnamon mixture, then place each cookie 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set.
  • Remove from baking sheets immediately and place on cooling rack. While cooling, make the caramel sauce.

White Chocolate Caramel Sauce

  • Add all ingredients except for the white chocolate in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat. 
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes while constantly whisking, until it starts to thicken. 
  • Remove from heat and whisk in white chocolate until completely combined. Let the sauce cool for 5 minutes.
  • Spread caramel on top of each cookie. This is easiest to do while the sauce is still slightly warm, but not hot.
  • Once all of the cookies are topped with caramel, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each cookie.
  • Serve immediately or let the caramel set before stacking or storing cookies. Enjoy!


Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe from Allrecipes.com
Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 55mgSugar: 18gVitamin A: 200IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.5mg
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  1. I love the cinnamon flavor of snickerdoodles and never would have thought to add caramel. It makes perfect sense. Definitely going to be trying these. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Fridays this week. Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Sandra!
    WOW! I can’t even imagine how amazing these cookies must be. I’m just going to have to make them and see for myself ;0 Snickerdoodles are a great base for so many additions and toppings with its chewy, moist vanilla/cinnamon base. Ahhhhh, yum!
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. Oh my, Snickerdoodles and Caramel with white chocolate, I may be in heaven! Hope you are having a great Labor Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Mary, I have not. I would use it though, especially if I were just making the sauce to put on something, I think you should be fine trying it. Let me know what you think. xo San

  4. I just made these and they were amazing! I didn’t have any of the white melting candies so I just used white chocolate chips. I had to put the sauce back on the burner and turn the heat back on to completely melt the white chocolate chips but in the end the sauce was smooth and delicious. The cookies were crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle and just amazing. Thanks for such a great recipe!

  5. I adore the sweet and salty combination. This cookie hits the nail on the head. It’s making my mouth water!

    I included this in a roundup I did of decadent chocolate recipes! I’d love for you to check it out and share it on social media if you think your followers would like it! Here is the link:


    Thanks so much for creating such a delicious dessert!

    Best Wishes,


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