Gooey Delicious Caramel Apple Cookies

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These Caramel Apple Cookies are quite possibly the perfect fall dessert. A golden cookie on the outside with a gooey caramel center. Sticky goodness!

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

In the world of homemade treats, this Caramel Apple Cookies recipe is nothing short of a culinary masterpiece. These delightful confections effortlessly combine the rich, comforting flavors of caramel and the crisp sweetness of apples into a cookie that is, in a word, irresistible.

If your mouth starts watering at the mere mention of caramel and apple together, these are for you! Your kitchen will be filled with the aroma of fall as these bake. On the outside these Caramel Apple Cookies look kind of plain, but the surprise is on the inside.

All the flavor of a caramel apple packed inside a neat cookie package. Well, not too neat. There is that gooey, sticky center to deal with. And, if you need to feel a little better about indulging in these delicious cookies, check out this article about the Science-Backed Health Benefits of Apples. Then go grab another cookie!

Let’s bake some cookies together!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • APPLE FLAVOR – The apple flavor really comes through in these cookies! The secret is the spiced apple cider drink mix.
  • CARAMEL – The gooey caramel centers offer a delicious surprise in every bite.
  • FALL DESSERT – The classic combination of caramel and apple offer the perfect fall dessert. Great to serve with your Thanksgiving meal! Try these Apple Pie Cookies as well!

Ingredients for Caramel Apple Cookies

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

To make these delicious fall cookies you’ll need butter, sugar, salt, packets of apple cider mix, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, flour, caramel squares, and parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

Cream together butter, sugar, salt and all 10 packets of apple cider mix.
Mix until batter becomes whipped or kind of “fluffy.”
Beat in eggs, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

Add flour mixture to batter in small batches and mix together until combined.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough and form into a ball.
Place on parchment paper lined pan and flatten.
Place caramel into the center.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

Seal the dough around the caramel square.
Place dough balls 2-3 inches apart on baking pan.
Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

Gently slide the parchment paper with cookies off the hot pan onto the counter or a silicone baking mat.
Cool and allow to slightly firm up, but still remain warm.
After cooling a few minutes, flip cookies over to finish cooling upside down on the parchment paper.

These Caramel Apple Cookies look so good! Perfect dessert for fall.

These cookies are best served slightly warm while the caramel is nice and gooey.
If you’re eating these after they’ve completely cooled, try popping them in the microwave about 10 seconds to reheat. Yum!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to get your apron on and start baking. Whether you whip up a batch to enjoy with your morning coffee or to share with friends and family during a cozy gathering, these cookies are bound to become a beloved tradition in your kitchen.

The marriage of caramel and apple creates a symphony of flavors that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat the oven, and let the aroma of freshly baked Caramel Apple Cookies fill your home. There’s no better way to welcome the warmth and comfort of fall than with a plateful of these delectable cookies. Happy baking, and even happier indulging!

closeup of caramel apple cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

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All the flavor of a caramel apple packed inside a neat cookie package. Well, not too neat. There is that gooey, sticky center to deal with.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookies
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sticks Butter softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 box 10 packets Spiced Apple Cider Instant Drink Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • Caramel candies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, salt and all 10 packets of apple cider mix. Mix until batter becomes whipped or kind of “fluffy.”
  • Beat in eggs, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to batter in small batches and mix together until combined.
  • Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough and form into a ball. Place on parchment paper lined pan and flatten.
  • Place caramel into the center. Seal the dough around the caramel square.
  • Place dough balls 2-3 inches apart on baking pan.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
  • Gently slide the parchment paper with cookies off the hot pan onto the counter or a silicone baking mat. Cool and allow to slightly firm up, but still remain warm. After cooling a few minutes, flip cookies over to finish cooling upside down on the parchment paper.
  • Best served slightly warm. If serving after completely cooled, reheat in the microwave about 10 seconds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSodium: 201mgSugar: 16g
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