Caramel Apple Cookies are an easy, mess free way to enjoy a caramel apple! This fall cookie recipe is apple spiced cookie dough stuffed with gooey caramel! #applecookies #caramelapple #fallcookierecipe

Caramel Apple Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel apple cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 229 kcal
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!



  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box Instant Apple Cider Drink Mix 10 packets, such as Alpine
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 12 caramels unwrapped, cut in half

Sugar Roll


  1. Sift together baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and flour. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Half and cup at a time, add in sifted flour mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  4. Unwrap all of the caramels and put in a small bowl. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. In a small bowl combine sugar and pumpkin pie spice for the cookie roll.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 11-14 minutes, cookies will look slightly undercooked. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

  8. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know if you liked them! 

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.