I’ve been seeing all sort’s of wonderful caramel apple treats lately and I wanted to get into the game, so I came up with a cookie version of those gourmet caramel apples that have been tempting me all season.
It took me a couple tries to get them “perfect” but I finally came up with a recipe I liked. It made a firm, yet slightly sticky dough, filled with fresh apples.
Using a tablespoon size cookie scoop, I made evenly sized cookies and rolled them in a mixture of pecans, almonds, and brown sugar.
Even unbaked, they smelled wonderful!
After baking, I used my cookie scoop to make an impression for the caramel filling.
I used dulce de leche because it’s pretty firm and has a deep caramel flavor, however any caramel topping will work.
And even though I skipped the royal icing, of course I found a reason to use a piping bag…
and my icing bottles came in REALLY handy for drizzling them with chocolate.
Not quite a caramel apple, but it may very well be the next best thing!
If you would rather have the real deal, check out How to Make Gourmet Caramel Apples from Glorious Treats.
If you need something a little stronger, I am loving this Caramel Apple Martini I saw on That’s What We Said!