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
  • 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.
  • 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! 

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  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!

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

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

  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.

    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!

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

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

  6. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

  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.

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


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