Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins
Cookies that taste like little caramel apple cakes. Cook time is for each cookie sheet. Ready Set Cook entry that kids will like lots!
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 medium apple, diced fine to about 1 cup
- 1 (7 ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup chopped peanuts
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix apples with brown sugar and set aside.
- Beat white sugar and margarine til creamy.
- Add eggs and vanilla til mixed.
- Stir in the apples/brown sugar mixture by hand.
- Gently stir in the dry ingredients until well blended.
- Stir in cheese.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake about 12 minutes until bottoms are browned, not the tops.
- Cool on a rack.
- In small saucepan over low heat combine caramels and milk.
- Cook stirring constantly until melted.
- Immediately drizzle caramel mixture over tops of each cookie and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Mmmmmmmm! Really a mouthful of temptation is what these cakies are all about! I had one tiny bite and I knew that tomorrow I'll have to work-out extra on my treadmill because I would have the rest of the cakie after dinner;) - That's if any remains till then. I have a huge gang of friends' coming home for dinner and I can bet you they will wollop these within minutes. I am a non-cheese eater, but after eating this cakie, I can understand why people get addicted to cheese;) With wonderful chefs like yourself to give such amazing recipes, who ca resist cooking these up and having a feast? Thank You, indeed, for a great dessert that I just loved dipped in the caramel sauce. Mmmmmm, I should go get another one little cakie! :) All the best for the contest!
LOVED these! A few tips though...they are called "Cakies" because they are a cakie kind of cookie. Usually that doesn't appeal to me, but these have great taste! Also, I doubled the recipe because it said it made up to 30 cookies and I was making them for a group of 15 people. Knowing people usually eat 2, sometimes more. These are pretty rich though and most people had only one, some had two. They got rave reviews though from everyone! I used butter instead of margarine, and used some whole wheat flour with the white. And instead of brown sugar I used 1/2 the amount of Splenda Brown Sugar. Still delicious. Lastly, the caramel stuff didn't get super hard like I thought it might. It just made for one slightly gooey in your hands cookie. None of it stuck to the pan when you're trying to serve it. I will make these again. Thanks!