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Chocolate Caramel Apple Cookies

by Courtney on November 3, 2010

Soft cookies laced with smooth caramel and chunky chocolate candy pieces…yummm.

Oh yes, how would you feel if I told you could take all the flavor and deliciousness of these…

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and make them into these???

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Have I gotten your attention yet? If so, go ahead and keep reading. ;)

The first thing you’re gonna need to do is mix together your sugars,

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then mix in your melted butter, vanilla, & eggs until light and smooth.

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Now, the first and most important step in achieving that delicious caramel-apple flavor is to take care of the caramel:

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You’ll need to unwrap about 10 caramels, mix in 1 tbsp of milk,

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and toss ‘em in the microwave until they get nice and melted.

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Let your caramel cool for about 10 minutes or so, before adding it into your batter.

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Don’t worry…take some of those 10 minutes to work on dicing up your apples.

 

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Then gently fold them into your batter. By now, you’re probably going to be tempted to start licking the batter off your spoon/bowl/hands…it’s ok, go ahead. Nobody will judge. ;)

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Next, go ahead and add all your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, & salt.

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Alright, now let’s think…

  • Caramel…CHECK!
  • Apples…CHECK!

So what’s missing?……

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Chocolate!

I did tell you that these babies were going to include some leftover Halloween candy, didn’t I? ;)

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And because you can never have enough chocolate, feel free to add some extra chips…I promise you won’t regret it.

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Before you know it, after a little “lovin’ in the oven,” you’re going to wind up with some amazing goodies. :)

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I can’t even begin to tell you how how soft, moist, and chewy these cookies are! I credit the extra addition of caramel into the batter.

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If you ever wondered what a chocolate-caramel apple would taste like in cookie form, then wonder no more…because these cookies are IT!

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Hubby and I have already made a pretty hefty dent into this batch. I think it’s time to start giving some away now because these guys are trouble…in every good way possible. ;)

 

Chocolate-Caramel Apple Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 10 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored, & diced
  • 6 fun-size caramel & nougat candy bars (I used 3 Snickers & 3 Milky Way), chopped
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.

3. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy.

4. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat your unwrapped caramels & milk until smooth and creamy, about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Check the caramel every 30-40 seconds and stir. Allow caramel to cool for about 10 minutes, then add to cookie batter.

5. Fold in your diced apples, followed by the sifted dry ingredients until just blended.

4. Stir in the chopped candy bars and chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough with a cookie scoop onto the prepared cookie sheets.

5. Bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. ENJOY! :-D

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1 Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com/ November 3, 2010 at 8:04 am

These cookies look great.

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2 Jessica @ How Sweet November 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

Oh my gosh these are a great idea!

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3 Savannah P November 3, 2010 at 8:05 am

Awesome way to use up leftover halloween candy!! These look fantastic. I know that my friends will go crazy over these bad boys ;)

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4 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

This is sinful. Ah I wish I had time to bake this afternoon!!

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5 celina November 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

yummm! peanut butter would be good in it too….PB and apples!

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6 pittsburghspoon November 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

I wonder if leftover Butterfingers would work. Mmm…. Thanks for sharing!

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7 Courtney November 3, 2010 at 7:59 pm

I bet it would! Yum!

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8 thoughtsappear November 3, 2010 at 8:47 am

These cookies look tasty! Does it count as part of the fruit food group since it has apples? =)

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9 Courtney November 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Absolutely ;)

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10 Lauren November 3, 2010 at 8:56 am

Wow. These look fantastic.. my jaw hit the floor when I started reading the ingredient list..

I might have to make these for this holiday season!

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11 Liz @ LBBakes November 3, 2010 at 8:57 am

Oh my gosh, Courtney – these sound amazing! I can’t wait to get to work on all my leftover candy once mission: marathon is over!

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12 CaSaundra November 3, 2010 at 9:12 am

You really created a tasty looking treat! Can’t wait to try em out :-)

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13 Charlie November 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

Those look incredible!!

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14 janae @hungryrunnergirl.com November 3, 2010 at 10:21 am

You sold me with the title let alone all of the pics!! I can’t wait to make these this weekend!

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15 Katie H. November 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm

These look freakin’ awesome. I will definitely be making a batch!!!

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16 Chicago Cuisine Critique November 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Wow, these look amazing. :)

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17 Jenna November 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm

wow is an understatement

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18 Jen @ Jen is Green November 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm

OMG I am going to eat my screen now. Amazing.

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19 Megan (Braise The Roof) November 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Oh, dude, I need one of those! Will you bring me one? :)

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20 rick November 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Maybe give some to mom? Then she can bring them to bowling alley Thursday and share with me :-)

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21 Courtney November 3, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Hmmm, I’ll have to see what I can do. ;)

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22 sweetoothrunner November 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Holy Moly do those cookies look good! And I mean GOOD! Fancy sending one (or twenty) to England for me? :P

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23 Courtney November 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Haha, I wish I could!

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24 leashieloo November 3, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Eee! Those look super amazing!! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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25 onehungrymonster November 3, 2010 at 7:34 pm

WOW those cookies look awesome, is it wrong that I may have drooled abit looking at the pictures :-)

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26 krittie November 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

These remind me of the caramel apple n chocolate cookies at picky-plate.com Always a good choice!

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27 Courtney November 4, 2010 at 5:07 pm

That’s where I got the idea to add the caramel to the batter, but I had already known I had to have the leftover candy + apples. :-P

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28 krittie November 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

woops, I means picky-palate.com :)

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29 Liz November 4, 2010 at 5:38 pm

What kind of apples do you suggest? Fuji? Gala? Granny Smith?

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30 Courtney November 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I used macs, since that’s what I had…but I bet gala would be good! I’m not a huge granny smith fan, but that’s just me.

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31 allison November 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Made these today, absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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32 Courtney November 10, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Great! So glad you liked them!

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33 Christina @ This Woman Cooks! October 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I just made these and they are phenomenal!! Thank you :)
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34 Kellie Wagner October 18, 2011 at 7:14 am

Making these is officially added to my weekend planner. Saturday morning workout followed by coffee and sitting around in sweats while these cook sound like an amazing day off. Heavenly! Thanks for the post.
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35 Angie @ Bigbearswife November 30, 2011 at 11:44 am

I feel the need to go home and bake these right now!
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36 Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut January 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Gah these look AMAZING! Great idea! Baking apples in a cookie…who knew that was even possible?!
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