Caramel Apple Cookies

Recipe by JenniferK2
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 3 dozen


  • 34
  • 23
    cup butter, softened
  • 3
    tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 12
    cups flour
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 30
    pieces caramel candies
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 34
    cup peanuts, finely chopped
  • 36
    flat toothpicks


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In large bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter and 1 tablespoon of the apple juice concentrate until light and fluffy. Stir in four and salt.
  • Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12-17 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately insert toothpick in center of each cookie. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • In a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine caramels, 2 tablespoons of apple juice concentrate and water. Cook until mixture is smooth, stirring constantly.
  • Place nuts on a plate. Spoon caramel mixture over whole cookie, letting excess drip off. Press bottom of cookie into nuts; set on sheet of wax paper. Repeat with remaining cookies. If caramel becomes too thick, stir in more water 1/4 teaspoon at a time.