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Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amber Henninger

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. apple pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 c. apple juice
2 1/2 c. flour
1 large, tart apple, peeled and coarsely shredded

Frosting
1/2 c, packed brown sugar
3 T. butter
3 T. apple juice
2 2/3 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. finely chopped pecans, toasted

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In large bowl beat the butter until smooth, about 45 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, apple pie spice and salt. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Add the egg and beat until just combined. On low speed beat in the 1/2 c. apple juice. Beat in the flour until well blended. Stir in the apple.

Drop by rounded T 3 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 8 - 10 mins. until edges are light brown. The tops will look under baked. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 mins. before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Frosting:


Over medium heat, cook and stir the 1.2 c. brown sugar, butter and apple juice until the sugar is dissolved and the butter is completely melted. Remove from heat. Whisk in the powdered sugar gradually, working quickly. Use the frosting immediately. If it begins to harden, stir in hot water a tsp. at a time until desired consistency.

Frost cooled cookies; sprinkle with pecans

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Approx. 3 doz. cookies
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
25 mins. prep; 10 mins .bake
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can toast the pecans briefly in the oven as it heats while you're mixing the cookie batter.

I didn't have any apple pie spice so I used a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice - probably 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp the other two spices. Figure out what suits your tastes - I'm a big cinnamon person.

The frosting sets up very quickly. You probably need to frost a few cookies and sprinkle on the pecans before it sets up.

Initially I made the mistake of baking the cookies too long. I just was afraid they'd not be cooked enough in the center. It wasn't a huge problem but next time I will be more trusting of the directions.

 

 

 

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