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Caramel Apple Cookies

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Caramel apple cookies use graham cracker crumbs to spice up your usual autumn cookie arsenal!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks Salted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2-⅔ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¾ cups Tart Apple. Peeled, Cored And Finely Chopped
  • 1 cup Vanilla Caramels, Unwrapped
  • 3 Tablespoons Whipping Cream

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl, beat butter using a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Then add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. Set aside..

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add to the butter mixture and beat until combined. Stir in apple.

Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Arrange balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove and let cookies cool on wire racks.

In a microwave safe bowl, mix caramels and cream. Microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds or until nearly melted, stirring once. Stir until smooth. If needed heat for additional 15 second increments until melted. Drizzle melted caramel over cookies. Serve when caramel is hardened.

Recipe adapted from Parents Magazine.

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Stephanie on 11.7.2012

Fabulous cookies! Thank you for sharing this recipe for PERFECT Fall cookies. My kids went crazy for them.

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