Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

Its the most wonderful time of the year. The time where you put on your flannel PJs, your fuzzy slippers, sit by the fireplace, sip on warm apple cider and nibble on homemade cookies. I found a way to combine two of my favorite Fall/ Winter flavors and pastimes with these cookies. Please enjoy:

 

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies

Cookies

1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature

2- 1.4oz. packets of instant apple cider

1 cup of packed brown sugar

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

1 tsp of vanilla extract

2 cups and 2 tbsps of flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

 

Caramel

Click here for caramel recipe

 

Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.

Using a  mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the instant cider, brown and granulated sugars, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons (or using a small ice cream scoop) onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a  spatula and cool them on wire racks. Let cookies completely cool.

Drizzle prepared caramel onto cookies using a small spoon

Devour and enjoy!!

 

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