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A caramel apple cider cookie broken in half and stacked on top of itself to show the caramel.
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Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

These cookies have a great cinnamon spice cider flavor with a little bit of apple flavor, plus with caramel in the middle making them like a combo of apple cider, caramel apples and those green caramel apple suckers.
Servings: 42
Calories: 139kcal


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks, softened)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 5 packets Apple Cider Instant Drink from a 7.4 oz 10 packet box
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 14 oz caramels


  • Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl. Cream together until well mixed.
  • Add in vanilla, eggs and apple juice concentrate and stir into the mixture.
  • Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and flour mix it all together.
  • Refrigerate mixture for about 1 hour, or longer.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap all your caramels. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat liner.
  • Take about 1 TBS of cookie dough into your hand and flatten it.
  • Put a caramel in the middle of the dough and roll the dough into a ball around the caramel.
  • Place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until edges start to turn golden, and the top of the cookies are set.
  • When cookies are done allow them to cool about 5 minutes on the pan.
  • Then carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
  • Allow the cookies to continue cooling completely, or enjoy warm.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg