When the weather starts to cool down & I feel fall on it’s way I get a hankering for baking. Two of my many favorite fall flavors are caramel & apples. I actually heard of this recipe a year ago, & looked it up just so I could try it. I am in love with these cookies. I slightly altered the recipe, but wow! If you are looking for a cookie that tastes like apple cider & caramel, these are fantastic! One of my friends even said it tastes a lot like apple crisp too, so either way, you get that yummy apple fall flavor.

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 packets, or half of a 7.4oz box Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix (NOT sugar free- found near the hot chocolate/coffee aisle)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Kraft Caramel Bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, & salt. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer cream butter, sugar, & apple cider packets. Add egg & vanilla & mix thoroughly. Scrape bowl.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients until combined. Add caramel bits last, just until incorporated.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, scoop balls of cookie dough & place on a PARCHMENT lined baking sheet. (Best for the caramel to not stick.)
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, do not over-bake.
Recipe altered from Studio5