Caramel Apple Pie Cookies (WHAT.)

I apologize for the lack of posts…I haven’t been able to find my SLR camera charger for weeks so I have only been getting unimpressive and imbalanced pictures from my point-and-shoot (sorry canon.) I promise to step up the game once I invest in a new charger. Black & white is to avoid the horrible colors that came out.

Yesterday was Yom Kippur. What better way to observe the ultimate day of repentance than to be in the kitchen, fasting and baking caramel apple pie cookies? Pretty much any other household activity would have been better, but alas I was hosting a break-fast meal and needed to deliver desserts up to par.

I did, however, make the recipe a little easier and use refrigerated pie crust. Despite my disgust towards store bought baked goods, these turned out fine and everyone enjoyed a taste of fall.

Adapted from The Food Pusher blog

– refrigerated pie crust

– 1 cup brown sugar

– 3/4 cup flour

– 3/4 cup oats

– 1 tsp ground cinnamon

– 1 tsp ground nutmeg

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

– 1/3 cup butter cut into chunks

– 1 /2 cups apple pie filling cut up into small pieces

– 1 jar of caramel sauce or homemade caramel

– powdered sugar for decoration
Roll the crust to be 1/4- 1/2 inch thick.

Then, using a cookie cutter of whatever shape you prefer, cut the dough and place “cookies” on two cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper.

1) preheat oven to 375

2) Prepare topping: In a large bowl, mix all of the dry topping ingredients with a fork. Add butter chunks and mix with your fingers until all the butter is incorporated and it begins to crumble. Set aside ½ cup of this crumb mixture for topping later.

3) Stir chopped apple pie filling into remaining crumble mixture, just until mixed.

4) Drop a tablespoon of apple mixture onto the middle of each dough cutout. With your finger, flatten the top of the apple mixture a little bit. Using a fork, place about ½ teaspoon of the reserved crumble mixture on top of each cookie.

and then make them pretty. Drizzle caramel on top. Wait for the cookies to cool completely and then sprinkle powdered sugar.

It is late and I’m going to bed. Don’t worry grandma, I’m getting plenty of sleep! 🙂

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