Caramel Apple cookies stacked on a plate
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5 from 1 vote

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cookies

Easy apple pie gingerbread cookies with a gooey caramel center.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Apple Pie
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 115kcal

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled and diced
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 22 soft caramel candies, unwrapped

For the Glaze

  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Mix in diced apple. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and sugars in mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes. 
  • Mix in molasses, egg yolk, and spices until combined.
  • Add half of flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Scrap bowl and then stir in the second half of the flour mixture. 
  • Using the back of a spoon or a rolling pin, slightly flatten each piece of caramel. 
  • Scoop one tablespoon of cookie dough and place a caramel on top. Place another tablespoon of dough on top covering the caramel and roll into a ball. 
  • Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 16 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for approximately 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Once cookies have cooled, whisk together milk and confectioners’ sugar and drizzle glaze on top of each cookie. Store cookies in an airtight container.