Caramel Apple Everything Cookies

Some things just scream back-to-school.

The rise in humidity that you just didn't think possible and makes you want to punch summer in the stomach and move to Alaska.

The butterflies in your belly that show up with the backpacks in the grocery store, and slowly turn into giant boulders of dread by mid-August.

So, in honor of all the backpacks at my grocery store this week, allow me to share one of the best parts of back-to-school.

Caramel Apples.

Sorry, didn't feel like making boulders-of-dread cookies.  Check back later.

I wanted chunks of apple, kind of like the apple pancakes my dad used to make, and found this recipe: Cooks.com Apple Oatmeal Cookies 

So these are quite the everything cookie.  I think I can do better as far as making them more specifically caramel apple and less everything, but these were good in a breakfast-of-champions kind of way.

Caramel Apple Everything Cookies
Start by dicing the apple. It takes a long time. Be prepared.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 medium cooking apple, diced
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup caramel bits
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Step #1: Mix butter, honey, eggs and vanilla until blended.

Step #2: Add flour and baking soda and continue mixing.

Step #3: Stop mixing. Get out a spatula.

Step #4: Stir in apple.

Step #5: Stir in oatmeal.

Step #6: Stir in caramel bits.

Step #7: Stir in walnuts.

Step #8: I made these into giant cookies.  About two big spoonfuls per cookie and I fit 6 on a greased cookie sheet.

(Mini-muffin#2 would like to type some O's here:

Step #9: Bake at 375 degrees for 12-13 minutes until edges are golden brown.


  1. Ahh these look so good! I want one!!

  2. Oh, these are great! I could eat a few right now!

  3. These make me miss fall! And the cooler weather! And the red and brown leaves on trees! Your cookies sound amazing!

  4. These sound great, they'd be so super as part of a christmas cookie collection. I'm cinnamon obsessive so would probably pack them full of that!

  5. Oh those backpacks. It really is just a tad too early! While we're also dying in heat in the north (Toronto), I sure can wait for fall. Cookies look great! I like the idea of the caramel bits.

  6. I love the title of this! They look delish for sure!

  7. these are awesome, such fun and delicious cookies!

  8. These cookies sound amazing. I have never had cookies with apples in them. I am going to have to try this recipe.

  9. Yummy! Apple+ oatmeal is always a great idea!


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