Caramel Apple Cider Cookies
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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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350*F. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, & salt. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer cream butter, sugar, & apple cider packets. Add egg & vanilla & mix thoroughly. Scrape bowl.
- Gradually add dry ingredients until combined. Add caramel bits last, just until incorporated.
- 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.)
- Bake for 12 minutes, do not over-bake.
11 Comments on “Caramel Apple Cider Cookies”
Is this a dough you can roll out and use cookie cutters with? Since the day I saw an episode of the Cookie challenge where one of the contestants made apple cider cookies I was on the lookout for the box of cider packets and now a recipe. But I want to make these with my son. Basically let him have some fun using a rolling pin and cutters. Please respond as soon as you can. If it’s not one I can use that way but you know of one can you please share the sites name with me? Thanks!
I haven’t tried doing that before, so I can’t say for sure. It would be really hard to cut into shapes without running into the caramel bits inside the dough, unless you left them out. You would definitely need to chill the dough, like you would for sugar cookie dough, before you roll it out to cut it. It definitely wouldn’t ruin the dough if you chilled it and tried it out. You should still be able to bake it and eat it regardless.
The cookies are good but in my option I would only use 3 apple cider packets. These punched me in the face with the flavor of apple cider. I also used butterscotch chips instead of caramel and it was good!
Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe Taylor!
Love the recipe you guys have!
I made these for our CFF (coffee, food and fellowship) hour after church. They were a huge hit! I had lots of people asking for your recipe so I gave them the recipe link to your website. Thank you for our new fall tradition!
That’s great! Glad they were a hit, and thanks for referring them to my blog for the recipe!
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I totally voted for these last week! 🙂 What a great recipe! They look delicious! Thanks so much for entering it in the Iron Chef Mom Link up/Contest last week! We can’t wait to see what chocolate recipes you have this week to share! Hope to see you again this week! 🙂
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Just baked the cookies and they are AWESOME!!!!! Next time I might double the recipe to get more cookies.
Great! I am glad you liked them! The original recipe was doubled, but I bake so many treats I can’t have that many cookies sitting around, or I might gain back the last 45lbs I just lost this last year! Haha! These are really good though, & I might just finish my box of apple cider & make them again! 🙂