What do you know... another Pinterest score! I found this recipe for Caramel Apple Cookies a while back and have been dying to try it out. I made them last night and I have decided these are the best cookies in the world.
I took them to work today and they were eaten up! Luckily, I saved a plateful of cookies for me and the girls at home.
I got the recipe from here: http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/11/apple-cider-caramel-cookies-recipe.html and just tweaked it a little. I can't wait to check out their blog a little bit more!
What you'll need:
1 cup unsalted butter, nearly melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (7.4 ounce) box Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix *Not sugar free*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 bag Kraft Premium Unwrapped Caramel bits
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and all 10 packets of apple cider mix until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, then mix in the baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Add the caramel bits. (I didn't use an exact measurment. It was most of the bag, I just added until there were caramel bits throughout.)
3. With a cookie scoop, scoop the dough scrapping off the excess as you go up the bowl and place the cookies two inches apart on the sheets.
4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. After baking, carefully slide the parchment with the cookies onto the counter. Let cool until they are no longer soft but still slightly warm. Twist gently to remove, and cool the rest of the way upside down on the parchment or on a cooling rack.
The original blogger said if you have an issue removing cookies from the paper place the cookie sheet in the freezer for a few minutes and then you can twist them off. (worked like a charm!)