Apple Cider Cookies with Caramel Filling | Real Housemoms
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Apple Cider Cookies with Caramel Filling

These APPLE CIDER COOKIES WITH CARAMEL FLILLING are unique, delicious, and perfect for fall! They will disappear quickly!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 153kcal
Author Stacey


  • 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)


12 minutes worked perfectly for my cookies. Check them at 12. You don't want to over bake these cookies!
If you forget about them and they cool too much and stick to your parchment, put them into the freezer for a few minutes and they'll pop right off.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg