Tuesday, October 26, 2010

An Apple a Day - Animal Cracker Caramel Apple Cookies

Fun times! I had to improvise on an apple recipe I found for day 6 of
I found another awesome cookie recipe to make this time from Baking Junkie. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get some of the ingredients so I had to improvise. For instance? Animal crackers instead of graham crackers. Oh, and caramel syrup instead of pieces of caramel. The outcome? Still yummy! Everyone said they loved the texture/consistency of the cookie. (I'll make the recipe the other way NEXT fall.)
Animal Cracker Caramel Apple Cookies (adapted from Graham Cracker Caramel Apple Cookies)

1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup flour
1 cup animal cracker crumbs
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1/3 C caramel syrup (add more if desired)
1 medium apple

Glaze:
4 Tbsp melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine butter and sugars. Add in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, animal cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to liquid ingredients and mix well. Add caramel to dough. Peel, core and chop apple into smaller pieces and add to dough. Place larger portions of dough into a greased muffin top pan (will make approximately 18), or form dough into small balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake approximately 13 minutes, or until tops of cookies are light golden brown. Allow to cool completely before removing from pans. Meanwhile, combine melted butter and vanilla, then powdered sugar. Add milk to thin (until you reach desired consistency).
Bake well and prosper!

7 comments:

  1. Great transformation from apples to these delicious treats!

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  2. How fabulous, I'd love to try these. Its been ages since i've eaten an animal cracker. I love biting off their heads and pulling off the arms and stuff lol :D. I guess you've done all that by bashing them up, so u must be worse than me ... i like that :)
    *kisses* HH

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  3. It's funny, Erika, old recipes use crumbs as ingredients so often, but you don't see it much in new ones... great idea and how I love animal crackers... must be a great tasting cookie!

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  4. Love the use of animal crackers in this recipe! The cookies look wonderful and wouldn't last long in our house! :o)

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  5. Wow, you are quite resourceful using animal crackers. I'm glad to know that using caramel sauce worked equally as well, because that could be a time saver in a crunch. I'm so glad you liked these as much as I did!

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  6. i love your cookie recipes..it never fail to impress..thank you for sharing.

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