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caramel apple nut cookies

Recipe by
Lynn Socko
San Angelo, TX

This cookie is perfect for the Fall and it's also great as a breakfast cookie or a mid morning snack. It's not too sweet, you get a bite of apple, a little crunch from that breakfast bar coating, and a sweet and salty finish with that yummy caramel and coarse sea salt.

yield 3 1/2 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For caramel apple nut cookies

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1
    green apple
  • 3
    squirts of lemon juice
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 3
    4 oz. breakfast bars
  • **caramel sauce to drizzle
  • **coarse sea salt for topping, opt

How To Make caramel apple nut cookies

  • 1
    These are the Breakfast bars I used, you can use whatever brand or flavor you like.
  • 2
    Before you begin, place breakfast bars in food processor and crush, set aside. Peel and core apple, cut into very small diced pieces, squirt with a little lemon juice, set aside.
  • 3
    In mixing bowl combine butter and sugars and mix. To that add vanilla, baking soda, salt and egg and mix well. Now add flour a little at a time until completely combined. Now add diced apples and chopped walnuts, mix only to combine, do not over mix.
  • 4
    Spoon out by the tablespoon, roll in your hand to form a ball. Coat with crushed breakfast bar crumbs.
  • 5
    Bake 375º for 9-10 min. Allow to cool completely, remove to bake sheet with wire rack.
  • 6
    Drizzle with caramel sauce, sprinkle with coarse sea salt if desired. Remove caramel from can into small bowl, microwave about 1 min or until you can stir and drizzle easily.