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Caramel Apple Cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes per batch
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 16 cookies
  • Category: Cookies


Caramelized apple butter and dried apples flavor these cookies alongside chewy caramels and oatmeal combine in this Caramel Apple Cookies recipe full of Fall flavors.


Apple butter
2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
14 grams / 1 tablespoons superfine/caster sugar
100 milliliters / 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon water
130 grams / 4.58 ounces browned butter, room temperature
135 grams / 2/3 cup brown sugar
60 grams / 1/3 cup superfine/caster sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
60 grams / 2/3 cup rolled oats
230 grams / 1 1/3 cups + 2 tablespoons plain flour
4 grams / 1 teaspoon baking powder
3 grams / 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
80 grams / 12 soft caramels, cut into bite size portions


Apple butter

  1. Heat oven to 120C/250F and slice 1 apple thinly.
  2. Lay on greaseproof paper on a tray and bake for 30 minutes until lightly dried to the touch, but still springy in the center. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the second apple and place into a small sauce pan with half the water and the 14 grams / 1 tablespoon sugar.
  4. Cover and cook until the apple is soft and lightly sticking to the base of your saucepan, approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and add in the remaining water to help draw out any of the sugar from the base of your saucepan.
  6. Stir throughly, then place into a blender or immersion blender and pulse until your mixture is smooth.
  7. Strain the caramelized apple butter into a small dish and set aside.


  1. To make the cookies, place the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat on medium until pale and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the egg and continue to beat until well combined, beating for a further minute.
  3. Add the caramelized apple butter and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  4. Toss in the oats, flour, baking powder, soda and salt and combine on low until no dry portions remain in the edges or base of your bowl.
  5. Slice your cooked dried apple roughly and add to the cookie batter along with half the caramels.
  6. Fold 2/3’s of the cut apple pieces and 1/2 the caramels through the batter (see FAQ’s to ensure these don’t stick to your tray) until combined.
  7. Scoop up a portion of the batter and place onto your baking tray.
  8. Press a caramel into the cookie and 1-2 apple pieces into the tops of your cookies.
  9. Place in the oven and bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes to help harden any caramel.
  11. Remove and place onto a cooling tray.
  12. Serve up and dig in.


Trick to keeping your cookies easy to remove from the tray: The key to ensuring your cookies slide right off your baking tray once your caramels have gone all gooey during baking is to make sure the caramel’s are placed as near to the top and center of your dough as possible. If one struggles to come off the tray once you've allowed the cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes, give it a little longer before removing as the caramel will set in the cookie as it cools. The dough will be a little sticky due to the oatmeal so do be aware this will be a little messy.

You can freeze them: Simply store them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to two months. When you're ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature or warm them up in the oven for a freshly baked taste.

Dried apples and apple butter: This recipe show you how to make lightly dried apple pieces and caramelize your own apple butter, but you are welcome to replace with store-bought versions of both.

Recipe by Roamingtaste


  • Calories: 214 calories per cookie

Keywords: fall, apples, caramel