Prepare Caramel Sauce. In a 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Stir in apple slices. Cook, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until apple slices are tender and slightly brown, stirring occasionally.
Place cooked apple slices in serving bowls. Top evenly with crushed cookies. Drizzle Caramel Sauce over top. If desired, serve with sweetened whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.
In a heavy medium saucepan combine whipping cream, butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Boil gently for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Let sauce cool for 15 minutes. Cover and chill any leftovers for up to 2 weeks. (If chilled, let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving).