Friday, October 07, 2011

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

  Pintrest....there is a positive and a negative side to this site! I have just recently joined and I really love it, probably too much. :/ The positive side is that you can find and be inspired by sooo many great ideas, but on the flip side I spend entirely too much time on the computer because of it. And yes, that is most definitely my fault not pintrest's. =)
  Anyway this wonderful recipe is a result of my time spent browsing on the site! I knew as soon as I saw it that I would be making them in the near future. I worked Wednesday so I got all the ingredients that I needed and baked them Thursday morning after Daren left for work.

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies 
  •  1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 box (7.4 oz) Original Alpine Instant Spiced Cider Mix- all 10 packs {I used a scant cup of bulk spiced cider mix from The Cheese Place
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 bag (14 oz.) Kraft caramels
Cream together butter, sugar, salt and cider mix until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Gradually add to the egg mixture. Mix just until combined.  Unwrap the caramels and then use a cookie scoop to shape out the cookies. Fill the scoop with dough and then press a caramel into the scoop until a small amount of dough squishes out around it.
Using your finger cover the caramel completely with the dough that is around it.
Such an easy way to do this...takes a bit more time ,but not too much. And you have perfect little cookies! =) 
Bake @ 350* for 10-12 minutes, just until edges are slightly brown. Do not over bake! Let them cool on the tray for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks cover with wax or parchment paper.
  Since I used a new product from work {the spiced cider mix} I took some cookies down for those who were working to try. I also took some into Daren and the guys at the fire station, and they were quite happy. The one guy really liked them and  wanted to take some home for his wife, so I left some there before I came home. 
  So yes, pintrest is addictive, but I probably wouldn't have found these delicious little guys if I hadn't been on there. =) I will be forever happy that I did find them!
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, and to love mercy
and to walk humbly
with your God.
~Micah 6:8

Blessings! =)
♥ Sheila  

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