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Soft Baked Caramel Ginger Cookies

Easy Soft Baked Caramel Ginger Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It’s that time of year again! Cookie swap season is in full swing. It’s always fun to give (and get!) new kinds of cookies, so this year as part of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, I gave a twist to a classic Christmas cookie.

It didn’t disappoint. I will definitely be making these soft baked caramel ginger cookies again!

Soft Baked Caramel Ginger Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Ginger cookies, gingerbread, gingersnaps, they’ve all been making frequent appearances in my kitchen lately.

It’s such a classic flavor this time of year, so I went with soft baked ginger cookies studded with caramel bits.

I love soft baked ginger cookies, and, after making these gingerbread brioche rolls, I knew I needed to make a ginger cookie that was loaded with caramel! The caramel ginger combination is so good. 

Soft Baked Ginger Cookies with Caramel Bits Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

The best part of this cookie swap, though all of the delicious cookies are definitely great, is that the proceeds from participating in this cookie swap go directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Along with what the bloggers raised, OXO, Dixie Crystals, and Land O’ Lakes made matching donations up to $3000! A great cause and great cookies combined for a great cookie swap!

These ginger cookies didn’t last long at our house, so give an old favorite a slight twist and discover a new seasonal favorite!

Soft Baked Caramel Ginger Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Soft Baked Caramel Ginger Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup caramel bits
  • 1/4-1/3 Cup sugar, for rolling dough in


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars. Add the egg and beat until creamy. Beat in molasses and water until well-combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Dough will be stiff. You may need to finish stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir in caramel bits.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar to coat. Place dough on cookie sheet. Press dough to indent slightly.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies puff and edges just start to turn golden brown. Allow cookies to cool for a couple of minutes on a cookie sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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Soft Baked Ginger Cookies with Caramel Bits from A Kitchen Addiction

Heidi Kokborg

Thursday 17th of December 2015

These cookies look so good! The little caramel bite in the middle sounds so yummy! I have to try these before Christmas is over!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Ohh!! These look amazing! I'm so in love with those little caramel bits! I try to use them whenever I get the chance, and I'm putting your cookies on my "to make" list!

Medha @ Whiak & Shout

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

These look super soft! I'm allll about soft baked :)

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Oh yum I definitely need to add caramel to my ginger cookies next time! Wish I got some of yours in the mail too, so many great cookies this year! (heck every year)

Cynthia | what a girl eats

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Ooh! I've never thought to pair caramel and ginger together! Delicious!

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