Caramel Apple Cookies

No one outgrows a love of gooey caramel apples. Bake the same apple flavor into chewy cookies and top with finger-licking-good caramel icing.

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Makes:
72 servings
Prep:
40 mins
Bake:
8 mins 350°F
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Caramel Apple Cookies

Ingredients
1/2
cup shortening
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
1
egg
1/2
cup apple juice
2 1/4
cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
medium tart apple, peeled, cored, and coarsely shredded (1 cup)
3/4
cup golden raisins
2
tablespoons margarine
1/3
cup packed light brown sugar
2
tablespoons water
1 3/4
cups sifted powdered sugar
 
Fat-free milk
1/4
cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat shortening and the 1 1/4 cups brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add egg; beat 1 minute. Add apple juice; beat at low speed until blended. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Add to egg mixture, beating at low speed until combined. Fold in apple and raisins.
  2. Drop dough by slightly rounded teaspoonfuls 1-1/2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to wire racks and cool.
  3. Heat margarine, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and water over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in sifted powdered sugar. If frosting begins to harden, stir in small amount of fat-free milk to make of spreading consistency. Spread cookies with Caramel Frosting and sprinkle with walnuts. Makes about 72.
  4. Make-Ahead Tip:
  5. Freeze unfrosted cookies up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

(Caramel Apple Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 63 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 32 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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