Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
Lightly spiced caramel apple cookies, reminiscent of a crisp Autumn afternoon. Perfect with a steaming cup of apple cider!
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 (4 1/2 ounce) package dried apples, chopped into small pieces
- 1 (11 ounce) bag caramels, chopped (Kraft Premium Caramel Bits were used)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the egg, water and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the rolled oats. Finally, stir in dried apple and caramel bits.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on baking sheets for a couple of minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
We loved these! Nice change of pace from the usual chocolate chip. The caramel is awesome. These would be perfect for fall. Thanks for posting!