LOL I should just grab some nail polish remover but I keep forgetting, until I take pics. You could divide your own, but these come prepared and I find they are easier to use when baking cookies… Offers may be subject to change without notice. So thanks Helen for a great recipe. I decided to use that recipe has a starting point for creating these caramel apple cookies. It’s got all the healthiness of whole wheat flour but is lighter in texture and color. They are tasty enough to try again. Man, these are the best cookies ever! So you carefully have to slice them into thin strips and then cut them into small pieces. Thanks Krystle, luckily the rain is pretty light so far! Totally not the point of this post, but I love that you have chipped nail polish on your thumb nail! In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar. I bought some Kraft "Caramel Bits" at Walmart (in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips), and searched for a recipe to use them in. With dried apples and caramel candies in every bite, our less-than-100-calorie oatmeal cookies give you the flavors of fall year-round. Can't get enough of them, good thing they're less than a 100 calories! Sometimes I really dislike chilling dough. Insert wooden pop stick into stem end of each apple. 4. LOL. Im going to temper the dough tonight and retry baking tomorrow and chilling the individual balls. And mine required double the baking time. Yes, the dough is crumbly at first like I wrote about, but using a spatula and some muscle, plus rolling them between your hands fixes that! Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used. Bake for 16-17 minutes or until the edges have a faint golden color. Info. As for the reviewer who said the dough was too dry and crumbly--I bet they added too much flour by scooping the flour with the measuring cup instead of lightly spooning it in or weighing it. Caramel apples are a special treat that are fun to make with children. 1 Tablespoon vanilla. The concept was good. The taste was good, however, I would also reduce the sugars a bit. Remove apples from refrigerator 15 min. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Thanks for this recipe! My caramels were more rectangular than yours are here so maybe I need to squish them into squares? My husband LOVES these cookies and the fact that they are so rich means that we stop at one or two, rather than eating six at a time. All Rights Reserved. we made them with and without and they were great cookies, either way! Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Like others, I found the dough to be dry and crumbly. Soft and Chewy Caramel Apple Cookies combine the best fall flavors. All 6 busted caramel. Did you use your hands to roll the balls once you scooped them into balls? Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. I liked the concept and taste of the dried apples and caramel, however, it wasn't fun to knead each lump to get the dough to hold together before placing it on the cookie sheet. The second time I made them, I added a little tub of applesauce and lots of cinnamon, which really makes them more savory than too sweet. The apples were a bit sticky, but if you pulse it the blades work through them and you get perfect bits. It cause the cookies to fall apart on the wire rack, so I think I will cut down on the caramel (1/2 cup instead of 3/4) next time or cook them about 2-3 minutes longer.