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Caramel Apple Cider Cookies Recipe

Our Caramel Apple Cider Cookies Recipe are nothing short of amazing… seriously.  To-die-for-good! The trick to the fabulous Apple Cider flavor in these cookies are dry apple cider drink packets! Ingenious. It’s not too much just the right amount of amazingingness to pair with the caramels tucked inside! You’ll be in love with our Caramel Apple Cider Cookies and while they are baking the whole house will smell like autumn! 

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Last weekend my oldest daughter, Madi, brought this cookie dough with the caramels and baked these little babies right at our house!  AND let me tell you they make the whole house smell wonderful 🙂

She’s become quite the cook since leaving home for college and to nanny for two of the cutest little girls you’ve ever seen…

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They all made these cookies together for the girls grandmother’s birthday.  Can I tell you how proud I am of my Madi?  I really have no words.

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My kids have been through a lot and yet…  they are the kindest, most caring people I’ve ever known.   I’m SO proud to be their momma, everyday.

These yummy cookies are brought to you by Madi and her darling little nanny girls with a wish for a very happy fall.


Yield: 36

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 box, 7.4 oz Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink mix -not sugar free- all 10 packets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 bag Kraft Caramels, 14 oz


  1. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon
  2. With your mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt and all 10 packages of apple cider drink mix powder, until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time
  4. Add vanilla and mix well
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to butter/egg mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Refrigerate for about an hour
  7. Preheat oven to 350° F
  8. Line cookie sheets with parchment
  9. When you are ready to bake, unwrap your caramels
  10. Scoop out cookie dough ball about the size of a tablespoon
  11. Flatten the ball of dough slightly in the palm of your hand
  12. Press the unwrapped caramel into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely
  13. Place on parchment covered cookie sheets 2 inches apart
  14. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges (see notes)
  15. Once the cookies are done, slide the parchment off of the baking sheet right out onto the counter
  16. Allow cookies to partially cool on the parchment
  17. When cookies are cool enough to be firm but still slightly warm, carefully twist off of parchment and allow to finish cooling upside down on the parchment (see notes)
  18. Notes
  19. minutes worked perfectly for my cookies. Check them at 12. You don’t want to over bake these cookies!
  20. If you forget about them and they cool too much and stick to your parchment, put them into the freezer for a few minutes and they’ll pop right off.

* this recipe was adapted from Real House Mom’s

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You’ll be so happy with these Caramel Apple Cider Cookies – they’re like autumn baked right into a yummy little treat!  Enjoy.

All of us here at WCw/R hope you and your families have a really enjoyable Halloween!

Happy Thursday and Happy Baking

xoxo~ Ruthie, Madi, and the cutest little girls ever


You’ll be so happy with these Caramel Apple Cider Cookies on– they’re like autumn baked right into a yummy little treat!

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  1. These cookies totally fall for me and I’m sure I’ll love their flavor and texture!

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  5. Dina says:

    they look yummy!

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you so much! They’re wonderful for sure… you’ll love them! Have a nice weekend and come back to visit again soon. xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. These would be fabulous to give to Thanksgiving guests as they leave for the evening. Send them home with a sweet reminder.

    I bet your daughter is a wonderful nanny. You should be proud mama!

    • Ruthie says:

      Thank you Vicky. She has grown into a beautiful lady- inside and out. These cookies would be perfect as take away’s… they’re wonderful! Thanks for the nice comment. I hope you’ll come back again soon… xoxo~ Ruthie

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