Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bobbing for Apples...Apple Cookies

Do you remember bobbing for apples?

Such a fun Halloween event as a kid.  I don't think I would even attempt it as an adult...the runny mascara look would not be good!  Maybe I would "bob" with goggles?  That would make a funny sight!

But, is a recipe for apple cider caramel goggles needed!

Apple Cider Caramel Cookies
These cookies are soft and chewy with flavors of apple and caramel!  What could be better this time of year?
I found this recipe at and changed some of the quantities because I was having some trouble with the cookie dough.  These changes fixed the dough and didn't harm the taste at all.  The recipe makes about a dozen large cookies, but the cookies are rich so you will probably only need one...or not?

Here we go...
3 cups of flour
1 Tbsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick of melted butter
1/3 cup apple cider
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 granny smith apple, chopped into tiny pieces
1 bag of caramels, split the caramels in half

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease cookie sheets.  
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  
Melt butter in the microwave.  Add brown sugar and white sugar to the melted butter.  Mix in the apple cider and eggs.  Fold in the chopped apple pieces.  Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture.  If you find the cookie dough to be too moist for rolling, add more flour.  If it is too dry, add a bit more apple cider.  Once the dough is the right consistency, roll the cookies into 3/4 inch balls with half the caramel candy in the center of the cookie ball.  
Place the caramel filled cookie onto the greased cookie sheet.  Keep cookie balls spread far apart because they will spread while baking (only do 5-6 cookies per cookie sheet).
Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.  Cool completely.

These cookies are so gooey good!  Get a tall glass of milk and "bob" for the cookies!  You will so be in fall cookie heaven!!!  (You know there is such a place!)

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!