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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.

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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.

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

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

No?  I’ll give you a play by play.

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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.

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IMG_3592Wrap the sides of the dough around the caramel.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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?

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Are you a fan of caramel?

What’s your favorite stuffed treat?

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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. December 13, 2011 9:31 AM

    yuuuuuum

  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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