Caramel Apple Cider Cookies are a blend of apple cider and caramel. Delicious and a sweet treat, these cookies will be a hit!
We enjoy apple cider in the fall. Hot spiced cider on a cold day while sitting in front of the fireplace, it is an absolute favorite. When I saw a recipe for Caramel Apple Cider Cookies on Pinterest, I KNEW I wanted to try it. I also wanted to make a point to try more things I pin and not just pin them!
We were having company over so I thought I would give the caramel apple cider cookies a try for dessert. Yes, I commonly try something I had never made before when company comes over. It is not a good idea. Most of the time the desserts work out. Sometimes it doesn’t then I am scrambling to come up with something else. Thankfully, these turned out wonderfully! I followed the recipe pretty closely, however I did change a couple of things. (Of course!) 🙂 One major change, in the original recipe, you are supposed to put the caramel square in the cookie. As good as that sounded, I thought it would be best to just drizzle the caramel over cookies. For all the braces wearers in the world. Like me. (Didn’t know that about me did ya? Only a few more months to go!) I also didn’t add as much sugar as the original recipe or as many apple cider packets. I didn’t want the cookies to be too sweet. I also added more cinnamon (I’m sure you could have guessed.) 🙂 I think the cookies turned out perfect!
The recipe I followed for the caramel apple cider cookies was adapted from Gimme Some Oven.
- 1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1½ tsp cinnamon
- 8 packets apple cider drink mix
- 3 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 14 Kraft caramel squares
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Cream together butter, apple cider mix, sugar and salt. Beat in eggs, one at a time and vanilla. Mix well. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.
- Scoop the dough into a 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
- Melt the caramels according to package directions. Drizzle melted caramel over the cookies.