Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in dry ingredients.
Chop apples (or crumble them!) and stir into mix.
Add carmel bits. Mix to distribute.
Place mixture into a bowl. Chill for 2 hours (or overnight).
Preheat oven to 375F.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (carmel is VERY sticky - so next time I may sprinkle flour on the sheets!).
Using a teaspoon, drop cookies onto parchment -- allowing 2 inches between cookies (they spread).
Roll in Chopped Peanuts (OPTIONAL!).
Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes (my gas oven likes to play with me!).
Cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes. I found that peeling the cookies off (take hot parchment paper in hand, turn upside down and peel cookie off) leads to less cookie stuck on the parchment - and a lot of creative swearing as you try to cool your hands down!