Caramel Apple Cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

Craving caramel apples? Bake up a batch of cookies, and drizzle them with melted caramels.

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About 1 dozen cookies

cup sugar
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup shortening
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
package (0.13 to 0.14 oz) strawberry, cherry, tropical punch or lemon-lime-flavored unsweetened soft drink mix
About 12 craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
caramels (from 14-oz bag)
tablespoons water
Betty Crocker® candy sprinkles, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and soft drink mix (dry).
  2. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 3-inch round or apple-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Carefully insert 1 inch of wooden stick into side of each cookie.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and water over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. If caramel glaze becomes too stiff, heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until softened.
  5. Spread top third of each cookie (opposite wooden stick) with caramel glaze. Hold cookie upright to allow glaze to drizzle down cookie. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
Makes About 1 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Tie colorful ribbons around the sticks for gift giving.
Roll dough to an even thickness by rolling over wooden dowels or rulers placed on opposite sides of dough.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.