Caramel Apple Cookies
Did you say caramel? These caramel apple cookies are so soft and full of flavor! It’s a great way to celebrate Fall!
I love caramel apples! This is a caramel apple in cookie form! A lot of my kids love oatmeal cookies with raisins and I haven’t made those for a minute but this is a fun twist on your traditional oatmeal cookie!
I think this is my new favorite oatmeal cookie. Seriously, my husband couldn’t stop eating them!
TIPS AND TRICKS
APPLES: I love baking with Granny Smith Apples. It’s a great contrast when you have sweet parts of the recipe. If you don’t have Granny Smith go ahead and use what you have available to you.
STORAGE: These cookies stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 3 days, if you have any left! To freeze them, place them in an airtight container and they should stay good up to 3 months.
FROSTING: This frosting is more of a glaze. If you want it thicker, like a frosting, add a half of cup of powdered sugar until you get the consistency that you love.
- FOR THE COOKIES:
- 1 1/2 sticks.butter
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 3/4 c. rolled oats
- 1 Granny Smith apple, grated (about 3/4 cup)
- FOR THE CARAMEL ICING:
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. apple cider or juice
- 2 tbsp. caramel sauce
- For the cookies: Preheat the oven to 350˚.
- Brown the butter by melting it over medium heat in a medium saucepan, then let it cook and bubble for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until the foam and butter underneath is golden brown. Pour into a large, heat proof mixing bowl and swirl a few times to help stop the browning. Let it cool to room temperature,.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; set aside.
- Add the brown and granulated sugars to the mixing bowl with the browned butter and beat with an hand mixer for about 1 minute until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until combined. Mix in the oats and grated apple. Fold in the apple chips with a rubber spatula.
- Scoop the dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons in size, onto two parchment lined baking sheets and and press gently with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on the sheet tray, before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
- For the caramel icing: Whisk together the powdered sugar, apple juice, and caramel sauce. Using a spoon, drizzle the cookies generously with the icing. Allow the glaze to set before serving, about 1 hour (at room temperature).
You can drizzle caramel on top or add chopped up apples.
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