Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Most-of-Every-Moment Caramel-Apple Cookies

Yesterday, I shared some apple recipes and showed you a photo of some ingredients.  I mysteriously told you that I had invented a recipe using them, but it would not be posted until today. Some of this baking was to used as a gift, and I wanted to deliver it before I published the photos! 

Whether you are back from curiosity, as a loyal reader, or just visiting this blog for the first time, I hope you enjoy this recipe.


The ingredients of my mystery recipe: a white cake mix; two eggs, cinnamon, oil, apples and caramels.

Caramel Apple Cookies
Ingredients:
  • White cake mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup apples, peeled and chopped fine
  • about 12 soft caramels, cut in half.
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir cinnamon into cake mix
  • Add eggs and oil.  Beat well until incorporated.
  • Stir in chopped apples.
  • Drop cookie dough by generous tablespoons (I used my large cookie scoop) onto prepared cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Gently press a half caramel into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake about 12 minutes, until very lightly browned and caramel has melted.  They will still appear a little under-done, but will firm up as they cool.
  • Cool 5 minutes on pan, then place on wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in a sealed container.
Making cookies from a cake mix is a quick and easy way to bake up a batch.  The first time I ever did so, I followed a recipe my (then) 12-year old niece had written down for me. The variations are endless.  A little imagination is all that is needed to alter the basic recipe to whatever flavors you desire. Here's another variation you might like to try. 

How I decided what to name this recipe:

These cookies turned out very soft with a chewy caramel center. The flavors of a caramel apple in a cookie.  I'm so happy with them, that I might just decide to name them after my blog! Making quick and scrumptious cookies certainly seems like a good way to make use of a few moments.

The cookies are quickly disappearing, but I put some aside for the gift I mentioned.  Curious as to who the recipient might be? My neighbors who provided the apples from their tree, of course!


"The most - - of Every Moment Caramel Apple Cookies"


As pretty as they are tasty! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

This post may be linked to one of the great link-up parties I follow and list on my blog. Check them out!

14 comments :

  1. These sound delicious, and they look so good too! My hubby would love them - will have to give them a try. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I hope he likes them! It really is an easy recipe - the hardest part is unwrapping the caramels!

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  2. Yummm! I can't wait to try these!

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    1. Thanks Sally - I hope you like them!

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  3. They do look good. And sinful. I am not going to make them because I don't think I could exercise any moderation. But will book mark the recipe.

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    1. I know EC - I was glad I was giving them away!

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    1. Everyone who has tried them has said they are, Julie!

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  5. On my goodness, Susan. those sound so good!! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog hop!

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    1. Thanks for hosting it, Pam! They really are good - and so, so quick and easy!

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  6. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

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  7. these look deish. I hope you added them to the Christmas Cookie Swap linky too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.

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  8. Thank you for joining the fun at the Christmas Cookie Swap Linky Party. I have pinned your yumminess xo

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