Caramel Apple Cookies

What’s not to love about caramel apples?  They’re sweet and more sweet.  In fact, when I was little, I used to think they were fairly healthy treats (I was getting my apple-a-day, right?).  I now know that any food covered in caramel sauce is not the healthiest, but I’m still infatuated with this treat anyways.  That’s why I knew I had to bake these Caramel Apple Cookies when I saw the recipe.  These cookies are addicting and delicious.  Enjoy at your own risk! 


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup caramel bites


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Put butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on low speed until combined.  Add egg and applesauce, mix until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes.  Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in caramel bites.
  2. Using a cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes.  Let cool on sheets 5 minutes and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
 *Adapted from Martha Stewart


Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

5 responses to “Caramel Apple Cookies

  1. mom

    These were amazing. I was down this past week visiting and she made them. The kitchen smelled wonderful. What’s not to love with caramel and apples!!

  2. Wait, Caramel apples aren’t healthy? Someone must have lied to me when I was little! These cookies look delicious, although I’m sure they’re not healthy 🙂

  3. i just made Caramel Apple Cider cookies last week but these sound soooo much better! I’ll have to try this soon :0)

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