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Monday, September 26, 2011

Apple Treats Week: Salted Caramel Apple Cookies...

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I am so excited to share the first day of Apple Treats Week with you today!
The first treat I am sharing is a recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Cookies.
I have been making this recipe for about 13 years, but the caramel & salt part is a recent addition to this cookie.
 It reflects my love of salty & sweet together....and it is just divine.
 Please don`t be intimidated when you see the words salted caramel apple cookies...it is really not that super fancy or hard...I promise.
I am not a gourmet baker by any means. And there are already a ton of blogs out there that do super-fancy to- die-for desserts.
I want to give you a simple & easy recipe that you can fit into your day....these cookies take no more than 10 minutes to mix up; another 10 minutes to bake  and 3 minutes to drizzle caramel sauce and sprinkle salt on top.
Simple Dimple!
For this recipe, you will need 1 and half cups chopped apple. Prepare this before you mix up the dough.
 This is the simplest of all cookies to make...a drop cookie recipe. It only takes a few minutes to mix up in a mixer.

Salted Caramel Apple Cookies:
In medium size bowl, stir together:
1 3/4 quarters cup of flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts... I used walnuts.
Set aside dry ingredients.

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature, well beaten with fork
1/2 cup quick cooking oatmeal
Stir in:
1 cup raisins (can be omitted)
1 and half cups chopped apple


Cream butter & brown sugar together in mixer.. Add beaten egg, oatmeal and fruit.
Add bowl of dry ingredients. Mix well.
Drop from teaspoon on to greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Let cool  on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. 
 Makes 3 dozen.

Option Number 1:
You can stop right here.
You have a great cookie for a lunchbox treat or an afterschool snack.
If you don`t have caramel sauce & salt...that`s totally okay.
You have made Apple Walnut cookies...and they are yummy!

 Option Number 2:
If you desire, caramel sauce & salt can be used to make Salted Caramel Apple Cookies.
I use these 2 things to add the fun to my cookies.
The caramel designer sauce can be found at the Bulk Barn if you are in Canada.
The smoked salt I found at my local deli.
I love smoked salt...it has such depth of flavour. But regular crystal salt is fine.
 Drizzle and sprinkle the cookies and Finit!
You are done!
 Now you have a super delicious cookie that looks pretty on a plate.
Great with a cup of tea and guests.
 I have to say that as I was taking pictures of this to share with you, the smell was driving me crazy!
The cookies smell so good!
I also wanted to show ...this is the lonely apple tree in my backyard.
My heart is so happy to have this little tree.
It keeps a piece of home, the Annapolis Valley, close to me.
It also gives me one heck of a lot of apples!
And they taste so good!
I can run outside and pick a basket of apples whenever I like.
Thank you so much for joining me for the first day of Apple Treats Week!
Be sure to join me tomorrow for another yummy apple treat!
Thank you so much for reading!




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21 comments:

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

That sounds so yummy! I'll be trying this recipe!!!

Rachel @the house redeemed said...

Have you check out jam hands.net? It's a really fun food blog, she has a recipe link party on Mondays- this would post would be perfect to link up!!! Have a great day!!

Morgan said...

Wow! Those cookies look and sound so good! I love making homemade cookies - they make the house smell so good! =)

Stormy McMahon said...

Hi Angie and thank you for the receipe. I will definitely be trying it. I planted an apple and cherry tree last season and can't wait to pick my first piece of fruit from them. There is just something so satisfying about it.

Heidiopia said...

Okay-- JEALOUS!! An apple tree? Baskets of apples whenever you want? Heaven! Bookmarking this recipe, Angie, and I'm a sweet and salty kinda girl, so bring on the whole shootin' match. :)
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

Pastor J. Sollberger said...

I love your blog, Angie. Thank you so much for sharing with us. This recipe is a keeper! A friend just mentioned to me the other day her love for sweet/salty. I think I'll try these and share with her!

Kimmie said...

Hello from Australia!

These look delish :]

The Cannary's said...

How great to have an apple tree! Those cookies look wonderful and I'm sure they make the house smell sooo good (:

Jennifer said...

YUM! I (am ashamed to admit) that I had my first taste of salted caramel the other day. It was a salted caramel topped brownie and it was heavenly! These look so good! I'm going to feature them on Friday! :)
Jen

Danielle said...

These cookies look delish! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the week. Also, love your apple tree. Lucky you!

Danielle : - )

Katy (France) said...

They look too yummy to eat! Mmmmmm! We have an apple tree in the garden, and a pear tree a peach tree and two fig trees, I love living in the countryside!

Toni said...

Yummy! I copied and printed, my Mister will love. I will be back all week to see all your yummy receipes.

KAT said...

the Photos are spectacular ! I love apples and anything made with them...you have a winner here
Happy Apple Time !

- KAT -

Jennifer said...

Ohhhh....I love Apple Week already! I made these today....and they turned out amazingly! Everyone here loved them....I may even make another batch tomorrow. :) I didn't do the salted caramel...and left out the raisins. Just a nice soft apple cookie.

PS. Shared a link to the recipe on my Facebook page for you as well. xo

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY at Lady Behind The Curtain and share your recipe with us tomorrow?
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!
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Anne said...

Mmmm, those sound so delicious! And look quite fancy with the caramel and salt sprinkled on top.

And SO jealous of your apple tree!

myrtle said...

WoW! that sounds really delicious.. =D
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Sarah AJ said...

Those look so good! We're all about apples here right now, too, but I've never tried an apple cookie.

The Guyers said...

Wow, looks delicious! Saw you on TT&J.
Angela @ Our Family Journey
http://guyerfamilyblog.com

Lizzy said...

I was looking up your picnic sandwich recipe for our camping trip and saw this on the side--guess the sandwiches will be accompanied by the apple-walnut cookies, ha! Can't wait to try them!

Lizzy said...

We went camping out in East Texas. I made these cookies (omitted raisins, added caramel bits-instead of caramel on top) - they were so good! One boy who doesn't like apples at all loved the cookies after he tried them! I made the picnic sandwich (a little modified due to my anti-tomato hubby and son). It was SO GOOD! I will be making that again and again for future camping trips and picnics! I am so glad I tried it--thanks for sharing your recipe!!!

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