Salted Caramel Cookies

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies |

Hi friends!  Are you guys gearing up for the holiday baking season?

I am in full swing for sure.


I try and pin down the recipes that I will make for my holiday baking way ahead of time…too many times have I decided to try new recipes for my big baking day, only to end up covered in flour and cookie tears.  It kind of takes the fun of the day.

I wish I could say that I am a lemonades from lemons kind of a girl, but it’s the holiday season and I really shouldn’t lie.


Annnyway…baking holiday cookies has always been a huge tradition in my family, especially the decorated sugar cookies.

But, I have been blessed with a house full of boys who don’t seem to value the art of the cookie decorating as much as they do the cookie eating, so I have switched up my cookie menu a little bit to cater to their lack of desire as well as my lack of patience.  Baking quick cookies that come together without a bagillion ingredients or steps is the best way for all of us to enjoy the day…that’s what it’s all about, right?


Which leads me to these cookies.  Salted Caramel Cookies… actually they are Salted Pretzel Caramel Cookies, and they are fantastic! I got the recipe for these over at the Eagle Brand site..there are some really fun recipes over there!

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies |

You have a chewy sugar cookie, loaded with salty pretzel bits and topped with the most delicious caramel sauce, made using Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. IMG_4786 What I love even more about this recipe is that you microwave the sweetened condensed milk to make the caramel…just be sure to use a deep bowl, otherwise it will bubble over.  Trust me on this. *ahem.

After you cook your sweetened condensed milk in the microwave you will have a golden caramel that you can spread right on top of your cookies!

I added a nice sprinkle of flaked sea salt on top to give it some extra saltiness.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookies |

I got this recipe from EAGLE BRANDHop over for the recipe!


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November 22, 2013 8:18 am

Oh these cookies! Salted caramel right on top like that sounds like heaven on a cookie. I am very exited about holiday baking too and have already begun!

November 22, 2013 8:34 am

These look gorgeous, even if they didn’t take hours and hours! My mum loves salted caramel so I will make some of these for her this holiday season =)

November 22, 2013 11:00 am

It doesn’t get much better than this! These cookies are the stuff of my dreams! I will totally have to make these! :)

November 22, 2013 11:58 am

These cookies look great! Thanks for sharing :)

November 22, 2013 12:23 pm

These look beyond awesome! I love the whole sweet and salty thing so, so very much. And that caramel sauce! I got my baking love from my grandmother and great aunt, who taught me early on that you must always have at least one can of sweetened condensed milk on hand for yummy things just like this!

Angela Y
November 22, 2013 12:56 pm

Baking with my mom and grandma on the holidays.

Cynthia Bauman
November 22, 2013 1:05 pm

Mmmmm! Salted caramel on a sugar cookie?! Perfection! These will be a perfect & simple addition to my Christmas Party’s “Cookies & Milk for Santa Buffet”. Thank you!

November 22, 2013 2:07 pm

Baking cookies with my kids.

November 22, 2013 3:31 pm

Ooo yum! I love all of these things.

beth j
November 22, 2013 4:37 pm

Decorating sugar cookies with my grandmother. Standing on a chair to reach the counter 😉

November 22, 2013 4:37 pm

Love these cookies! I swear the salted caramel “icing” on top is talking to me – telling me to put these in my mouth now! Oh wait – first you gotta send me some :)

November 22, 2013 4:39 pm

The cookies look yummy and very appealing

November 22, 2013 4:42 pm

OMG I almost used those slate namecards in my last recipe!! I LOVE them and I was so excited when I got mine in the mail!
My favorite holiday baking memory is always my grandma making the pumpkin pies. She makes them from scratch and they always turn out perfectly! She makes them deep-dish with tons of pumpkin filling, so if I’d followed the recipe myself, they would never turn out the same. Perfect.

November 22, 2013 6:21 pm

These look so good! Love the chalkboard signs. Such a cool idea. I’m gonna have to try these for my cookie exchange this year. Yum!

Thomas Murphy
November 22, 2013 7:51 pm

My favorite holiday baking memory is baking x-mas cookies with my mom as a kid.

November 22, 2013 7:53 pm

Do you think this peanut butter filled pretzels would work?

November 22, 2013 8:19 pm

The cookies look lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.

November 22, 2013 8:41 pm

Salted caramel in the microwave?! That sounds delightfully perfect. These look absolutely scrumptious!

Kim C
November 23, 2013 12:12 am

My grandfather always made a ton of Christmas cookies and there were a few different kinds as well. My favorite holiday baking memory would be when I decided to make my grandfather’s cookies one year and bring him some for a change.

Starla Bates
November 23, 2013 1:52 am

I make new memories every year, but back in 2010 everything was just wonderful. My whole family, my dad helping to bake which is RARE, and Nana being the leader. I love it!


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November 23, 2013 8:30 am

Yum! I agree with your sons, the sooner you can put cookies in your belly the better.

November 23, 2013 9:00 am

These look divine my friend! I love anything salted caramel!

November 23, 2013 9:23 am

Those looks good!….and I didn’t know about making sweetened condensed into Carmel in the microwave….can’t wait to try that.

November 23, 2013 9:52 am

Can’t wait to make them …love caramel goodies

November 23, 2013 10:26 am

These sound like a fun cookie! On the list! :)

November 23, 2013 2:42 pm

I am “SO” making those this weekend !

November 23, 2013 10:38 pm

I loved making cookies with my siblings!

November 24, 2013 9:47 pm

My favorite memory is learning to make an apple pie with my Mother.

Amanda Juech
November 25, 2013 11:22 am

Yum, I love holiday time because of the great sweet treats!

November 25, 2013 8:19 pm

Eaglebrand ALWAYS has wonderful recipes and new ideas…and to think my neighbor stocks her pantry with green beans. Not my household…we stock Eaglebrand condensed milk and Jello pudding. You know the real necessities of life!!!!!

Tonja Matthews
November 25, 2013 8:43 pm

Yum! I love salted carmel and these look awesome!

November 25, 2013 10:21 pm

Thanks for the contest!! I love your page…
However, I’m not sure I understand the contest rules.
I click on the pinterest link and can repin items from this album:
(Sweeten the Season Pinterest Holiday Promotion)this part I get…

But this part of the instructions don’t make sense, cause on my end there is a broken link and I find NO form to fill out except this Leave a Reply form.
Sorry I am confused. Please help!

thanks in advance for the reply,

November 25, 2013 10:22 pm

I always baked with my mother. We baked for weeks and weeks during the holidays for our house and the church.
I now do the same with my children and have for the past 19 years.

November 25, 2013 10:47 pm

could use one of these…ready to go back to baking

Stefanie Gladden
November 25, 2013 11:28 pm

making Christmas cookies with my mom & sister every year at Christmas, it was always so much fun!

November 26, 2013 12:30 am

making sugar cookies for Christmas every year with my mom

November 26, 2013 9:19 am

I loved watching my mom bake for the holidays! She used to decorate cakes and make fudge. :-)

November 27, 2013 10:19 am

My favorite memories about Christmas baking are with my daughter. Ever since she was a baby we have made cookies for “Santa” and she has helped through the whole process. Well, she is 17 now and I still love to bake Santa’s cookies with her.

Lennette Daniels
November 27, 2013 10:22 am

Making sugar cookies for Santa with my daughter over the years. We started when she was a baby and she is 17 now.

November 27, 2013 4:02 pm

Making cookies with my boys on Christmas eve.


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December 14, 2013 6:41 pm

I have made these twice where they did not turn out. 2 sticks of butter was way too much and they turned out flat and crumbly (which is fortunately how my husband likes them so at least they were eaten). My store only carries the Betty Crocker brand of sugar cookie mix so this may be a factor. Finally the 3rd time I decided to only use 1 stick of butter (as that is what the directions of the cookie package called for) and added 1/4 cup sour cream to add some extra moisture for the added pretzels. I also… Read more »

December 16, 2013 6:41 pm

I made these yesterday for my girlfriend cookie bake and they did not turn out. They were flat and nothing like the photo. While they did have a good taste they did not present very well. I followed the recipe exactly so I am not sure what happened. Should I have added flour to the mix? I got the worst cookie award first time ever this year.

December 18, 2013 9:40 pm

Love the cookies, but the caramel out of the condensed milk did not work for me. It just congealed instead of melting? Any tips for that part would be great!

December 19, 2013 8:54 am

I attempted making these last night and like others had horrible results. 1c of butter is way too much. The first batch I baked off just melted into a pool of goo. I added about a cup and half of flour to the second batch and while slightly better they still pooled out. If i try I again I am going to use 1/4 of the butter suggested and cross my fingers.

January 17, 2014 5:04 pm

These were delish but I’m not sure if the Carmel is supposed to be real sticky and I wasn’t sure how to store. I put them in between layers of wax paper and they stuck.

Pat Garrett
November 12, 2014 4:24 pm

Love the. Cookies, but how did your cookies remain nice and high? Mine became very flat….