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Apple Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce

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Apple Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce- Soft cookies packed full of chopped apples, then, topped with a creamy browned butter frosting and a smooth caramel sauce. These delights are a fall flavor extravaganza!

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Apple Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce- Big Green House #cookies #apple #applecookies #brownedbutter #caramelsauce #dessert

Happy Fall Friends!

Today, we are making some cookies and they have all the right flavors for this time of year:

  • ✓ apples ( your cookie base)
  • ✓ browned butter ( seriously dreamy frosting)
  • ✓caramel ( final topping)

The Ingredients List

  • Flour + Salt+ Baking soda+ Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Apples
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Whipping cream
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Apples!

Recipe Notes

  • 1 Cup of Chopped Apples: 1 large apple or 2 medium size apples should give you enough to fill that cup.
  • Coconut Palm Sugar: If desired, you can substitute the brown sugar in your cookies with coconut palm sugar.
  • Caramel Sauce: I listed a recipe below for homemade caramel sauce. In my opinion, it’s the best stuff ever. However, if you want to use your own favorite caramel sauce recipe or a store bought version, that will work too. Also, if you would a caramel sauce recipe with no refined sugar, check out this recipe.
  • Browned Butter: While using margarine or plant based butter is OK for the cookies, you must use real butter to make browned butter for the frosting. Anything else will burn!
  • Also, browning your butter is not difficult at all. Just be sure to continuously whisk it and keep a close eye on it. When it turns a light brown color, it’s done.

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Yield: approx 24 cookies

Apple Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce

Apple Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce- Big Green House #cookies #apple #applecookies #brownedbutter #caramelsauce #dessert

Apple Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting and Caramel Sauce- Soft cookies packed full of chopped apples, then, topped with a creamy browned butter frosting and a smooth caramel sauce. These delights are a fall flavor extravaganza!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

FOR COOKIES:

  • 1/2 cup butter ( 1 stick) , softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup apples, peeled and chopped

FOR FROSTING:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 TBSP milk
  • 1/3 cup butter ( not margarine!)

FOR CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • dash of salt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla

Instructions

MAKE COOKIES:

  1. In a bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add in egg and beat to combine. Add in flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat to combined. Stir in chopped apples.
  2. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a flat rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or slip mats.
  3. Scoop chilled dough by the tablespoon and form into about a 1 inch ball. Place on baking sheet. Continue with remaining dough. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  4. Let cookies sit for 5 minutes before removing from baking sheet. Then, cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.


MAKE FROSTING:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 TBSP milk. In a saucepan, heat butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until light brown. This should take approx 5-8 minutes.
  2. Pour browned butter over powdered sugar mixture. Beat on low speed about 1 minute or until smooth. Gradually add just enough of the remaining 1 tablespoon milk to make frosting creamy and spreadable. Generously frost cooled cookies.


MAKE CARAMEL SAUCE:

  1. In a saucepan, mix brown sugar, butter and cream. Cooke until mixture has thicken. Add in vanilla. Continue to cook until mixture is thick. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
  2. Drizzle/spoon cooled caramel sauce on top of frosted cookies.
  3. Keep any leftover sauce in a cover container in fridge.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 2g

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9 Comments

  1. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post this week on Full Plate Thursday,505. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. These sound so delicious!! Pinned.

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