Caramel Apple Cookies

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Everyone loves making caramel apples during this time of the year. Caramel apples are fun to make, fun to eat, and are such a special fall treat! The sweet crispness of the apple is the perfect compliment to a thick coating of chewy caramel.

Here is a recipe for a big chewy cookie with all the flavors of a Caramel Apple.  What’s not to love? These cookies may not fall in the realm of traditional Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas cookies, but they’re sure to be a new favorite with everyone that tries them. Thanks to Gold Medal Flour for providing this great recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag wrapped caramels
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped apple (about 1 large)

Directions:

Preheat over to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Remove each caramel from the wrapper and slice each one into thirds.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix until well blended. Stir in the sliced caramel and then the chopped apples.

Place large scoops of dough a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cookies start to lightly brown and crisp around the edges.

Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Servings: 24 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 15-18 minutes

Total Time (start to finish): 35 minutes

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