The other day I really wanted cookies. We did not have any chocolate chips or raisins in the cabinet, but we did have some left over caramel (after making chocolate and caramel covered pretzels for Christmas gifts), and a few apples.
Next I searched allrecipes.com for a cookie dough recipe that only included items we had in our cabinets; which lead me here. I made some substitutions and we are left with some yummy caramel apple cookies:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peeled then chopped apples (I probably could have used more than 1 cup)
- 3/4 cup caramel pieces (I used the “bits” seen above and the squares chopped into fourths)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
2. In a bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar, stir until just blended. Add the apples and caramel pieces. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
The recipe is supposed to yield 2 dozen, and I actually got 2 dozen, so I was kind of excited.
I am not sure what happened to the ones on the left, they look a little funny, but they still tasted good!
I think the apples kept the cookie really moist.
Has anyone done any baking lately? Any other cooking adventures?
Have a Happy Wednesday!