I’m not going to lie to you- these cookies are to die for. They are soft, moist, sweet, and delicious. They are also good for many occasions- Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. I made them for my Halloween party this year and people raved about them.
Caramel Apple Cookies:
- 1/2 cup butter- softened
- 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2 1/3 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup diced apples (I use granny smith)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp milk
To make these cookies first combine softened butter, brown sugar, egg, and applesauce. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients.
Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until your batter looks something like this:
Looks good right? Now it’s time to add the diced apples to the batter. I personally prefer granny smith apples to keep these from getting too overly sweet, but I’ve also used gala or honeycrisp apples in the past and they worked fine too.
Using a tablespoon drop round scoops of batter onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges. They should look something like this, dont those fresh apples look amazing?
Allow the cookies to cool while you prepare your caramel frosting. Making your own frosting is actually very easy and completely delicious. For caramel frosting begin by cooking the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and milk and whip together until you have a smooth consistency. If your frosting is too thick you can always add a bit more milk.
Frost each cookie. I guess these cookies could be made without the frosting but in my world EVERYTHING is better with frosting…especially caramel frosting.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and refrigerate until shortly before serving (to keep the apple fresh).