German Butterscotch Candy Cookies

These cookies are made with the famous “Werther`s Original” caramel candy. They are a special treat for Christmas and all year long.

How are they called in German? “Karamelltaler”

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If you love the combination of crunchy caramel and a soft, tender butter cookie, you need to give this recipe a try. 

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German Caramel Candy Cookies

Angela Schofield
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Rest 1 hr
Total Time 22 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine German
Servings 40 Cookies


  • 2 sticks 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 oz. caramel hard candy i.e. Werthers


  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg


  • Cut butter into 1/4-inch cubes.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, eggs, and butter into a large bowl.
  • Crush butterscotch candy in a blender, or add to a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  • Set 1/4 cup of the crushed candy aside and add the rest to the bowl.
  • Knead all ingredients to a smooth dough.
  • Shape dough into two logs of 1-inch diameter.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Cut the logs into 1/4-inch slices and place them on the baking sheets.
  • Combine 4 tbsp. of sugar with the remaining crushed candy.
  • Brush the cookies with egg white and sprinkle with the sugar mixture.
  • Bake for about 12-14 min. and let cool on baking sheets.