Caramel Apple Cookie Cups
These Caramel Apple Cookie Cups are my first real taste of fall! A brown sugar cookie cup is filled with caramel, then topped with cinnamon apples and it is SO good! Kind of like an apple pie in a cookie! The hubs went nuts over them and has officially named them the best thing I’ve ever made – with some serious enthusiasm. 🙂
I have kind of fallen in love with cookie cups lately. There will be more to come. I love that they are a fun way to add more texture, layers and flavors to a cookie. The possibilities are endless when you have that little cup to fill with goodies.
Since apples and caramel are the perfect pair, and I could just eat caramel with a spoon, I filled these cookie cups with it. Topped with cinnamon apples, these are some seriously dressed up cookies.
Eaten warm, they are dangerous, addictive and taste just like fall.
Making them is pretty simple, but there are a few parts. The cookie, the caramel and the apples.
The cookies are pretty straight forward, and bake right in a cupcake pan. They are moist and delicious even on their own.
We talked about this caramel sauce last week, and now we are using it in these cookie cups, so I hope you went ahead and got it ready. 😉
Once it’s made, it should cool off for just a few minutes and then you pour it right into the cooled cookie cups. I filled them almost all the way, leaving a little space on top for the apples.
This caramel sauce is still somewhat soft even when cooled at room temperature. However it’s very firm when cold. Whether or not you want to chill the cookie cups with the caramel in them is your call, depending on how you’d rather have the caramel, but I left mine at room temperature.
While the caramel cools in the cookie cups, make the cinnamon apples. Just toss everything in a pan to coat and cook them until you are happy with the softness of them. I like a bit of crunch still in my apples, so that’s the time included in the directions. I also used Red Delicious apples because I think they have a nice crunch and fresh flavor to them. They’re my fave. But you can switch it up, if you like.
Spoon the apples onto the caramel when they’re ready and you have a super tasty treat. The best ever, according to the hubs.
I recommend eating them warm, preferably just after they’re made. But if you refrigerate them and eat them later, you can microwave them for 5-10 seconds to heat them back up. Seriously amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever heard the hubs say “wow” over and over more than when he ate these. And they were overall a big hit with my taste testers. Looks like we are officially ready for fall! 🙂
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