APPLE CIDER COOKIES WITH CARAMEL FILLING are incredible, especially for fall!
Apple cider and caramel create such a distinctive combination of flavors and they are different than any cookie I have ever tasted, quite possibly the best. I spent an afternoon and evening with different groups of friends and they all tried them. Everyone, including my family and all of our kids, was quite impressed and loved them. We couldn’t believe the plate was empty so quickly, and everyone wanted more, as well as the recipe. I am already planning on making them again this weekend because they are that amazing! These cookies are best when eaten warm. The caramel filling makes these cookies exceptional! These cookies would be great any time of the day or night, as an after school snack, with a cup of coffee, glass of milk, or just by themselves.
These cookies are fun to get the kids to help with. After the dough has chilled in the fridge you’ll be rolling it into a ball, pressing the caramel inside and then wrapping the dough all around it. My 5 year old had a blast helping me with this part! He’s my little baker. It’s so cute to watch him grab his apron and a stool to help with the mixer or making these dough balls. I love the time I get to spend with him in the kitchen. I can get his attention away from the computer or a game and have a little chat with him. Sometimes he’ll sit with me and we watch cooking shows together. He know Ree and Giada by site! 🙂 You may want to make a batch of the dough and then bake off in stages. That’s what I did because we have absolutely no self control when it comes to these cookies!!
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 7.4 oz Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink mix -not sugar free- all 10 packets
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 14 oz bag Kraft Caramels
- In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice
- With your mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt and all 10 packages of apple cider drink mix powder, until light and fluffy
- Beat in eggs, one at a time
- Add vanilla and mix well
- Gradually add flour mixture to butter/egg mixture and mix until just combined.
- Refrigerate for about an hour
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Line cookie sheets with parchment
- When you are ready to bake, unwrap your caramels
- Scoop out cookie dough ball about the size of a tablespoon
- Flatten the ball of dough slightly in the palm of your hand
- Press the unwrapped caramel into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely
- Place on parchment covered cookie sheets 2 inches apart
- Bake 12-14 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges (see notes)
- Once the cookies are done, slide the parchment off of the baking sheet right out onto the counter
- Allow cookies to partially cool on the parchment
- When cookies are cool enough to be firm but still slightly warm, carefully twist off of parchment and allow to finish cooling upside down on the parchment (see notes)
Easy to make, just re-read #10-11-12…
10: Scoop out cookie dough ball about the size of a tablespoon
11: Flatten the ball of dough slightly in the palm of your hand
12: Press the unwrapped caramel into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely
Sylvia Greer says
I just made these cookies, there ok but probably wont replace chocolate chip cookies at my house. One of the batches of cookies I rolled in granulated sugar. Which was nice on the cookies.
Fallon Brumback says
Yup, they’re amazing. I can’t seem to get the caramel to slurred throughout the cookie, though 🙁
I flattened out my caramel into more of a thick disk rather than just the square and got better coverage
Fallon Brumback says
I’m making these right now… I can’t wait to stuff my face#
These cookies are delicious! And the recipe was super easy to follow. I especially appreciated the notes for baking times and cooling method. This is the first time I have made a “stuffed” cookie, and this will definitely be a permanent keeper in my recipe box. Overall, I rate this recipe and cookie 5 out of 5 cavities.
Marissa Vilchis says
I just made these and they are awesome! Thanks for the recipe.
I just made these and they are awesome and super easy to make. Thanks for the recipe.
Bill Turbert says
How do wrap the cookie dough around the caramel? Do you cover it completely and make a ball out of it? Pls explain. Thanks
You first make a ball in the palm of your hand then smash the ball flat (not too flat) then put the carmel in the middle and wrap the cookie dough around the carmel
Kristy Johnson says
Roll the dough into a ball then flatten it out a little then place the caramel in the center. Bring the dough up around the caramel making a ball again. I hope that helps.
You flatten the dough like a pancake, place the caramel in the center then fold the cookie dough around it. Think of it as a won ton.
Bill Turbert says
I am not quite sure what you mean by covering the unwrapped caramel. Do you bring the cookie dough up to cover the caramel making a ball? Pls explain more in detail. Can’t wait to try them.!
Fallon Brumback says
You cover the caramel with the dough, so you have a nice cookie ball filled with the caramel square, then place the ball on the parchment 🙂
You cover the caramel with the cookie dough. 🙂
Press the unwrapped caramel into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely” that’s fairly self-explanatory. It’s not my thread, but still, best of luck.
I think I might try it with half a caramel each or less. Not really into the icky-sticky sweets, just the milder versions. They sound delicious though.
Press the unwrapped caramel into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely
Yes it’s a ball of dough with the Carmel in the middle. As it says in the recipe, cover the Caramel completely.
I just made a ball, placed the caramel in the middle and then wrapped the ball around the caramel some more to make a ball with the caramel completely covered. Not sure how your dough will come out from the fridge, but mine was crazy sticky and needed to keep adding flour so that I could work with it. Cookies were delicious though!
Jennifer Pendley says
I just squished the caramel into the middle of a wad of dough and rolled it into a ball around it, pinching off any excess. They are sooo good!
Randy Gleich says
These look out of the world will try them.
Kathleen A. Resoso says
I can’t find the Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Drink Mix here in the Philippine. Is there an alternative for this recipe. I would really like to try this recipe for my kids. Thank you very much.