Candy Apple Cookies

Candy Apple Cookies

Candy Apple Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 32 cookies


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • 30 caramels
  • 1 can (5 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup diced dried apple


  1. Cream butter, gradually add the brown sugar; beat till fluffy.
  2. Add salt and vanilla; beat till blended. By hand, gradually add the flour until well mixed. Stir in apple.
  3. Divide dough into 32 balls aprox. 1-1/2" in diameter.
  4. Place 2" apart on a ungreased cookie sheet, chill for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Bake cookies 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven: while cookies are still hot insert a toothpick into to the top of each cookie, cool on wire rack.
  7. In top of double boiler over simmering water, combine caramels, milk. Cook stirring mixture until smooth.
  8. Place walnuts in a shallow bowl. Using toothpick. dip cooled cookies in warm caramel letting excess drip off.
  9. Then roll the cookies in walnuts, set each one in miniature muffin papers.
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