Caramel apple pecan cookies
These chewy cookies have fall written all over them.
Ever try biting into a caramel apple? I have, and it’s a try-at-your-own-risk situation. The caramel apples look fabulous (and taste great) but they’re a real mess to consume. This deliciously unique cookie combines all the best of caramel apple flavors into a neat little package. We’ve topped off the deal with high-fiber flour and vitamin-rich nuts to reduce guilt and make eating these caramel apple pecan cookies pure pleasure.
- 2 apples, tart varieties preferred
- Cinnamon and sugar
- 1 cup Earth Balance or coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 2/3 cup caramel chips or bits
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut apple into quarters and remove core. Dice into small pieces, and toss with a bit of cinnamon and sugar. Spread out onto baking sheet and bake 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Mix Earth Balance with sugars and beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat. Add flour, cinnamon, and baking soda and beat until smooth.
Add baked apple bits, caramel and pecans and mix until incorporated. Use a cookie scoop or large spoon to shape cookies.
Bake 11-12 minutes or until cookies are just turning golden. They will bake for another 2 minutes while they rest on the cookie sheet, and then transfer to wire rack to cool.
Enjoy. And remember to share!