Yield: 48 cookies

Caramel Frosted Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

These Caramel Frosted Sugar Cookies are irresistible. Chewy sugar cookies with a no-chill dough topped with a sweet and salty caramel frosting!



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup caramel sauce (ice cream topping)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons coarse sea salt, for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup granulated sugar and a pinch of kosher salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, vegetable oil, 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar, powdered sugar, water, and eggs until combined. Slowly add in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix until blended.
  4. Dough may be slightly crumbly, but not sticky. Using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, spoon a dough ball and roll it in your hands. Then roll dough ball in sugar and salt bowl. Place on cookie sheet.
  5. Using a glass with a flat bottom, dip glass in sugar bowl, then press on top of cookie. Flatten cookie so that the dough spills out over the sides of the glass to create a lip (for the icing). Repeat for all dough balls.
  6. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  7. For the icing, beat together the butter, caramel sauce, and powdered sugar for 3-4 minutes. Add up to 2 Tbsp milk, if needed to create an icing that is thick, but not runny or TOO thick.
  8. Spread icing over cooled cookies. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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