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Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe
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Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe

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It looks like a caramel apple but it's really a chocolate chip cookie.You can coat the caramel with your favorite type of nut, sprinkles or mini chips. I am often requested to brings these to parties.—Tammy Daniels, Batavia, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake 10 min./batch + standing
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake 10 min./batch + standing
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 48 round toothpicks
  • 1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 91 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in chips.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Immediately insert a round toothpick in center of each cookie. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine caramels and water. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Holding a cookie by the toothpick, dip cookie in caramel mixture, turning to coat. Allow excess to drip off. Immediately dip the bottom and sides in pecans.
  4. Place on waxed paper. Repeat with remaining cookies, caramel mixture and pecans. Let stand until set. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Caramel Apple Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2012, p127

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"These are absolutely adorable! We made them with a sugar cookie dough instead of chocolate chip. My kids loved helping to make these cookies to take to school."

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Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"these are adorable both inside and outside - this is the best thing I've seen in a loooong time - awesome."

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

"Love how cute this recipe turns out. Fun little balls of shortbread-style cookie, dressed up to look like caramel apples are great to serve at any fall themed gathering."

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"I have been a Taste of Home fan for over 20 years."

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