Caramel Apple Cookie Recipe
1/3 cup chopped, unpeeled apple
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-14-oz. package caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to cool.
In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and salt; beat well. Add flour; mix well.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Flatten each ball and place 1/4 teaspoon filling in center of each. Fold dough over filling and reshape into balls.
Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a saucepan over low heat, cook caramels and 2/3 cup evaporated milk, stirring occasionally, until caramels are melted.
Insert a toothpick into each cookie and dip into caramel until completely coated. Dip bottoms into nuts. Place on wire racks to set.
Yield: About 36 cookies.
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