Caramel apple candy stuffed apple cookies

The first week of school is officially done-zo!

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Moms and dads you did it!!

Children of the playground … wooohoooo it’s weekend!!

I remember when we were younger, after the first day of school both my brother and I would always come home to both my parents home and a special treat. It was tradition. My parents always took the first day of school off … even when I went off to university ( I wish I was lying) … the special treats stopped though. You win some you loose some.

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There’s always something exciting about the first day of school …

Fresh new paper, pencils that are sharpened, the fresh smell of the school. Granted, by the end of the week there are doodles all over your papers and you can’t even find that pencil you had Monday.

The beginning of September, with school starting, nights getting cooler and mornings getting darker always remind me of one thing … fall. It also doesn’t help that you can already get a PSL from your friendly barista … anywhooo …

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Fall means a couple things to me

  • Chunky knits
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin
  • Apples
  • Comfort food / goodies

And sooo I had no choice but to get my bakin’ on … hehe … bakin sounds like bacon. Maturity.

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Caramel apple candy stuffed apple cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup margarine or butter

1 cup icing sugar + (2 Tbsp Icing Sugar for dusting … optional)

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 cup applesauce

1/2 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tsp caramel extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp apple juice

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

24 werther’s caramel apple candies

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together the butter, 1 cup sugar, salt, applesauce, cinnamon, caramel extract, apple juice  and vanilla until well-combined.

Then gradually add in the flour.

Mix until fully incorporated and smooth.

Form dough into 24 balls.

Gently flatten each ball and  add worther’s candy in the middle.

Cover with dough.

Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Once cools, dust with remaining 2 tbsp icing sugar.

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