Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Cups – Soft sugar cookie cups topped with fresh apple pie filling hinted with cinnamon and topped with a tasty caramel sauce.
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I’m beyond excited to bring you this recipe. Apple time is officially here! It’s a gorgeous time of year with amazing fruit like apples to enjoy. Not only do I love apples just to eat but they are especially fun to bake with.
When I decided it was time to start baking with apples there were so many things I wanted to bake. I didn’t know where to start. I finally settled on these. Sugar cookie cups with freshly made apple filling and drizzled with a caramel sauce.
They’re perfect for a dessert buffet and are easy to pass around or bake for a bake sale because of the individual size. The combo of apples with caramel is always a fan favorite this time of year. I decided to combo it with a sugar cookie for a fabulous taste.
If you’re short on time you can skip the caramel step or you can also substitute with store bought caramel.
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Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Cups
For Sugar Cookie Cups
- 1 1/4 cups white sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
For Apple Filling
- 2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apples about 2 medium
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons packed granulated sugar
For Caramel Sauce (optional)
- 1/2 cup packed cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 4 tablespoons butter
For Sugar Cookie Cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan.
- Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
- Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir. Taking a heaping tablespoon and scoop into mini muffin pans. Press a indent with the back of a teaspoon or your thumb.
- For apple Pie Filling:
- In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add apples and apple pie spice; cook 5 minutes or until apples are tender. Sprinkle with sugar; cook 2 minutes or until mixture is syrupy. Allow to cool completely. Spoon into indented cookies.
For Caramel Sauce:
- In a saucepan,combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, half and half and butter over medium-low heat. Whisking and stirring for 5-7 minutes, it will thicken.
- Turn off the heat, cool slightly. Pour over apples just before serving. Store remaining sauce in a jar in the fridge.
- Store cookies at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Sugar Cookie based from: Allrecipes
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid. The opinions and text are all mine.