Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today is your lucky day!  You get the recipe for Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, courtesy of Jen Giddens.  Jen shared them with the crafters at the Hipster's Holiday Craft Show, and word spread quickly...."have you tried THOSE cookies?"   "they're fabulous!"  "who made them?"

Aline, daughter of Diana, cornered Jen and asked her to email us the recipe.  Here it is:

Apple Cider Caramel Cookies:


1 cup unsalted butter, nearly melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (7.4 ounce) box Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix *Not sugar free*
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (14 ounce) bag Kraft Caramels

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. It has to be parchment this time.

2. In a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and all 10 packets of apple cider mix until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, then mix in the baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour and mix until just combined.

3. With a standard (size 50) cookie scoop, scoop the dough scrapping off the excess as you go up the bowl. Flatten the dough slightly in your hand and place a caramel in the center. Work the dough around the caramel sealing well. Place the cookies two inches apart on the sheets.

4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. After baking, carefully slide the parchment with the cookies onto the counter. Let cool until they are no longer soft but still slightly warm. Twist gently to remove, and cool the rest of the way upside down on the parchment or on a cooling rack.

Notes: If cookies get too cool before you twist them off, freeze the whole sheet for a few minutes and they’ll come right off.

Jen Giddens
Owner & Designer
Jen Giddens Studios

Thank you, Jen! 


NMWeddingBlog.com said...

Oh, My, Goodness! Those look so good and that recipe looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this! My 10 year old son loves to cook and bake, so I think this will be our next yummy baking project!

Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs said...

I was just browsing the net and came across your blog. These cookies look amazing! I am going to have to try making them.
Happy New Year!