Caramel Apple Cookies are the easy and mess free way to enjoy caramel apples! Apple spiced cookie dough stuffed with gooey caramel is the best apple cookie recipe you will ever taste!
Caramel apple cookies embody all of the taste of a traditional caramel apple. The bitter apple taste and chewy sweet caramel all in one dainty bite. The batter will literally tingle your tongue. The aroma of apple cider is almost overwhelming. The result is spectacular. I promise. Perfect for Halloween or any other fall event.
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Sift together baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and flour. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar. Blend in salt and vanilla. Slowly, one packet at a time to avoid an apple cider dust bomb, blend in Apple Cider Drink Mix packets (I'm telling you this from experience). Lastly, blend in eggs.
Half and cup at a time, add in sifted flour mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Unwrap all of the caramels and put in a small bowl. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl combine sugar and pumpkin pie spice for the cookie roll.
Spoon out a small amount of cookie dough, approximately 2 heaping teaspoons. Roll into a ball and smash flat in the palm of your hand. Place 1/2 caramel in the center and roll tightly around to prevent any holes. Roll in cookie roll sugar and place 2 inches apart on your lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 11-14 minutes, cookies will look slightly under cooked. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.