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Chewy Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Caramel Apple pie cookies have a crispy butter flaked cookie on the outside and chewy apple cinnamon compote and salty caramel filling on the inside.
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 234kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup apple sauce
    chunky apple cinnamon compote, apple sauce or apple butter.
  • ½ cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup butter
    at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
    or sugar alternative
  • 1 egg
    beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-3 teaspoon ice water

garnish

  • 1 egg
    beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or sugar alternative

Instructions

  • Make and prepare your apple compote/butter and salted caramel sauce or just use store bought if you are in a time pinch.
  • Make the cookie batter: In a large bowl add butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer or with a whisk and "strong muscles" until light and creamy. Add the beaten egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour a little at a time until the dough comes together. You can also do this in the food processor if you like.
  • With your floured hands and a floured work service make the dough into 2 balls. Place the first ball within 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll until about ⅛ inch thick. Place in refrigerator to set. Repeat this process with the second ball of cookie dough. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or until the dough is firm. You could do this step the day before if you like as well.
  • Pre-heat oven to 176 C (350 degrees F).
  • Remove one sheet of the rolled out cookie dough from the refrigerator. Remove the top plastic wrap. Dust circle shaped cooked cutter in flour and push into the dough. Place the round cut out circle cookies on a parchment (waxed paper/cooking paper) lined baking tray. Gather the cookie dough scrapes and make into a ball and roll out again between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
  • Next put about one heaping teaspoon of apple butter in the middle of the cut out circle cookies. Next drizzle about 1 teaspoon of the salted caramel sauce on top of the apple butter. (lick your fingers)
  • Remove the  second sheet of cookie dough from the refrigerator and remove the top later of plastic wrap and dust your circle shaped cookie cutter into the flour and push into dough to make circle cookies. Gently place the circle cookies on top of the cookies that have the apple butter and salted caramel sauce to make a lid. Press down around all side with the edge of a fork to seal the edges. With a knife, cut little vent slits on top to apple pie cookies to allow a place for the steam to escape. (My friend said my 3 little slits looks like the Mercedes Benz logo... so there you have it you can call these the Benz cookies)
  • With the remaining dough, apple butter and salted caramel sauce repeat the process. I was able to make about 14 cookies with my size cookie cutter.
  • Brush each Chewy Caramel Apple Pie Cookie with a little beaten egg and dust with a little granulated sugar. Bake cookies for about 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. The length of time will depend on the size of your cookie cutter.

Notes

Store in a sealed container for up to a week in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer. If you like these warm, preheat your oven for 300 degrees and reheat for 5-7 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg