Werther’s Original
Salted Caramel Ginger Cream Cookies

Salted Caramel Ginger Cream Cookies

Try this simple showstopper! Soft and chewy ginger spiced cookies topped with a layer of caramel buttercream and Werther’s Chewy caramel sauce.


Intermediate Difficulty

For cookie:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg

For buttercream and assembly:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Flakey salt, for garnish

For caramel sauce:


  1. For cookies: Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or using an electric hand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down sides as needed. Add molasses and eggs, one at a time, until combined. Gradually add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Wrap bowl of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sugar in a shallow bowl. Portion dough into 3 tablespoon-sized balls and roll in sugar. Place balls 2-inches apart onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until cookies are golden-brown and begin to crack on top, about 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on pan for 4 to 5 minutes.Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. For caramel sauce: Meanwhile, combine caramels and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave mixture in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until caramels begin to melt, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add cream and salt, and continue to stir until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside to cool.

  4. For buttercream and assembly: Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip butter until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Sift in powdered sugar and mix slowly until smooth. Add vanilla and ¼ cup of caramel sauce, and mix until combined. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cookies and top each with 1 tablespoon of remaining caramel sauce. Garnish with salt and serve.

  5. Makes: approx. 16 servings/pieces

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 1hr 24 minutes