When I was little I was obsessed with those green apple caramel lollipops. Then I tried an actual caramel apple. A couple years later I went to Disney World and tried a caramel apple with white chocolate and nuts. This combo Never. Fails. I made these Caramel Apple Cookies as a tribute to my love for the combination and of course, cookies.
What Kind Of Caramel Should I Use?
I recommend using Krafts Baking Caramels for the best results. They are the perfect size to fit inside your cookies and bake perfectly. Like any caramel though, once it’s cooled it does slightly harden and become more chewy. I love popping these cookies in the microwave for about 10-12 seconds before enjoying to warm up that caramel a bit more and make for that gooey pull in the center 🙂
Baking With Freeze Dried Apples
In this delicious recipe for Caramel Apple Cookies, we’re using freeze dried apples to achieve that deliciously familiar and warm taste of apples. This keeps the moisture of our cookies perfect without adding too much juice to the dough if we were to use real apples. You can purchase freeze dried apples from almost any grocery store. To grind them up into a powder like we do for this recipe, you can place them in a food processor and pulse them into a powder. If you don’t have a food processor, simply place the apple pieces into a large ziplock baggie, seal the bag, then use a mallet to crush them up nicely.
Best Kind Of Piping Bags
I purchase my piping bags from Amazon. They are tipless piping bags for metal tips are never required. You always have the option to use metal piping tips and cuplers with these piping bags but they work great on their own. You can find them on my Amazon Storefront, here!
These cookies are so warm, perfectly spiced and sweet, so flavorful, and perfect for the cozy season we’re in. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do 🙂 As always, please share your desserts with me on social media if you use my recipes, it makes me so happy!!Yum