The Freshman Cook: Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies

Here is a fall or Halloween cookie that you will love. These  Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies are full of fall flavor with baked in apple chunks, topped with caramel and drizzled with chocolate, they say fall in every bite!  Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies


(adapted from Southern Living)

(makes 7 dozen)

1 cup Butter

1 cup Powdered Sugar

1 cup Granulated Sugar

2  Eggs

1 cup Vegetable Oil

2 teaspoons Vanilla

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

5 1/4 cup Flour

1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

3/4 cup  Dried Apples

1 package Caramels

1/4-1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 cup melted Milk Chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all your ingredients together; up to and including the lemon juice.

Mix your flour, cream of tartar and baking soda together in a separate bowl.

Add the flour mix to the other ingredients, mixing until combined only.

Chop your dried apples in to small bites.

Mix apple pieces in to dough.

Form balls of dough about 1″ round. Place on baking sheet

and bake for 9-11 minutes. They will not get brown, 

but any of the apple pieces that are sticking out from the

dough will brown. For prettier cookies, make sure no 

apples pieces are sticking out. For more rustic cookies,

let them get browned if they are sticking out.

Remove from the oven and using a pestle or a thumb

 or anything that will make an indention, place an indentation

on each cookie. Do this right away as it will work best when the

cookies are hot. Then let them cool.

Melt your caramels in a double boiler or microwave.

Warm some whipping cream and add it to the melted caramels

until it is creamy. Keep the rest for the chocolate.

Fill each cookie with caramel.

Let cool and dry.

Melt  your milk chocolate in the same way.

Add the whipping cream like above to make the

chocolate thinner, so you can drizzle it. Make sure the 

whipping cream is warm before adding it.

Drizzle the chocolate over the caramel.

Let sit to dry.

Enjoy your

Chocolate Caramel Apple Thumbprint Cookies!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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