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Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

December 13, 2011

Joey is a caramel lover.

If peanut butter is my vice, caramel is Joey’s.  That and ice cream.  And Chipotle.  But I’m getting ahead of myself. 

When I was searching Foodgawker for recipes for my 12 Days of Cookies challenge, I came across a picture of gooey caramel melting out of a cookie and immediately pinned it.  Even if I’m not a huge caramel fan, I aim to please.  I know, I know, I’m a regular old martyr. 

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

Recipe found here.



When I tried to explain to Joey what kind of caramel I needed from the store, he politely told me that he knew exactly what I needed and didn’t need any clarifications.

The man knows his caramel, apparently.


It took a while for the dough to come together, but it finally did.



We’re all pros at stuffing cookies after those chocolate peanut butter pillows, right?

No?  I’ll give you a play by play.


Hint: unwrap your candies before you get your hands all sticky in the dough.

IMG_3588 Grab a small chunk of dough.

IMG_3589Flatten in out on a non-stick surface.

I used my rubber baking sheet.

IMG_3590Place your caramel in the center of the dough.


IMG_3592Wrap the sides of the dough around the caramel.


IMG_3594Don’t worry if the dough starts to break in places, we’ll fix that in a second.

IMG_3596Roll the dough between your hands to form a smooth ball.

Et voila!

Bake on 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes.


IMG_3599 Then let them cool upside down, so the hot caramel doesn’t ooze out.  If caramel is oozing anywhere, it should  in your mouth.


This might happen, while you’re trying to make cookies and lunch at the same time.


But in the end, you’ll have this and it will be worth a singed oven mitt.




Not going to lie, these are really sweet!  One is more than enough to get your sugar kick for the day.

Good thing you have a boyfriend with a caramel infatuation and a sweet tooth, right?


Are you a fan of caramel?

What’s your favorite stuffed treat?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2011 8:47 AM

    Those look really good… do you think the recipe would be good w/ cutting the sugar down? I remember you mentioned that you almost always do that anyway… how much of the original 1c did you use?

    • December 13, 2011 6:48 PM

      Ah, you have a good memory. For all the cookies I’ve been baking I’ve been following the recipes exactly so I didn’t cut back on the sugar but I definitely would if I made them again. The apple cider mix is really sugary, so I would actually probably not add sugar at all, other than what’s in the mix already.

  2. ringfingertanline permalink
    December 13, 2011 9:31 AM


  3. December 13, 2011 9:52 AM

    I’m not a big caramel fan either, but I have a dad who is (maybe it’s a guy thing?) and would probably love these…Hmmm…Christmas ideas…

    • December 13, 2011 6:51 PM

      I started out saying “what is it with guys and caramel?” but then thought ‘maybe it’s not all guys, just all the ones I know’ so I took that part out.

  4. December 13, 2011 10:28 AM

    I do like carmel, but I rarely order it or bake with it…err like ever. But these do look tasty and are a nice change for sure!

    Stuff anything with PB and I’d be happy.

  5. December 13, 2011 11:06 AM

    After all of my indulgences lately I have been trying to be really good today. Until now, I am craving cookies!!

  6. December 13, 2011 12:16 PM

    Oh my goodness, these look incredible! after stuffing 8 dozen sugar cookies with snicker bars on Friday, I’m all baked out for awhile!!!

  7. December 13, 2011 12:36 PM

    yum!!! thanks for the step by step! it’ll be easy for me to make myself with your directions! 🙂

  8. December 14, 2011 7:29 AM

    My family would love these! Especially my mom! She’s a huge caramel lover 😀

  9. December 24, 2011 10:02 AM

    Those cookies look SO good! 😀

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