• 12 Ratings

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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

40 mins
8 mins at 350°


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Make-Ahead Tip:
  • Freeze unfrosted cookies up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; total fat 2g; saturated fat 0g; sodium 32mg; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 0g; protein 1g; calcium 10mg.


12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
Although it looked a bit funny how the texture changed when I added the apple juice, I love them! Very light and just sweet enough. I say the frosting is optional! I make some with and some without! Worth the try!