With Fall recently starting, I couldn’t help but get excited over baking some ‘fall themed’ treats. Over the next couple months I’ll be baking some seasonally sweet treats – ranging from pumpkin flavours to subtle apple desserts. To kick start the fall season I decided to make some ‘Apple Caramel Cookies’! I was surprised how soft these cookies stayed, even days after I had baked them. The apple flavour didn’t come out as much as I had liked, but the caramel was definitely a highlight of the cookies. I used apple sauce for the apple flavour and caramel cubes for the caramel notes. I’m definitely bookmarking this cookie recipe for future use! :).
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1 container of applesauce (~104 ml)
17 caramels, unwrapped and cut into small pieces
1 cup dark chocolate chips (optional – I omitted this!)
PREHEAT: oven to 350
COMBINE: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cornstarch in a bowl.
CREAM: together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then add in egg, apple sauce, and vanilla; mix well.
COMBINE: together dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just blended.
STIR IN: caramels and dark chocolate chips and then drop cookies by tablespoonful on a lined cookie sheet.
BAKE: for 12 – 14 minutes and then enjoy!!