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Apple Cider Carmel Cookies

I pinned The Cooking Photographer’s Carmel Stuffed AppleCider cookie recipe to my Pinterest recipe board because it looks amazing. Like most things I pin here on Pinterest for inspiration, I didn’t think I’d make them. I just like to look at them.

I made an exception for these little caramel stuffed gems.


Soon after a bag of  these Werthers Original Chewy Caramels landed in my shopping cart. (disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convince.)

It’s fate I tell you! Fate!

I made the cookies.

I made a few substitutions to The Cooking Photographers’ original recipe. I didn’t have nor did I want to buy powdered apple cider mix. Instead I whirred 1 tablespoon of all spice and cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks and ¼ cup of brown sugar in the blender and added them to the batter.

I used both the traditional Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels and the Carmel Chocolates in the center of the cookies because I’m a wild woman.

I used whole wheat flour instead of white to see what it would do. I like the extra nutty taste the wheat flour give the cookies. Paired with the caramel it tastes like fall.

They smell like heaven when baking.

And taste divine!

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Comments

Mary H said…
Carmel?! OMG these sound delicious. I'm going to try them and I'm also going to try your substitutions. I love the flavor of whole wheat in baked goods although I know sometimes it is a little too dense for some recipes. But this one sounds awesome!
Those sound delicious! I am always looking for things to bake with my kids and they love caramel so these sound perfect!
-Shelley
I featured your cookies today.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri
Jen said…
Great minds think alike! I baked the same cookies! I do like the substitutions you've made. I'd be interested in trying the cookies with whole wheat flour to make them a little healthier ;)

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Marie said…
Those look delicious! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see you again on Wednesday!

Marie
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