Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Cups // @gatherforbread
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Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Cups

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


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.