Caramel Apple Walnut Cookies taste just like fall in a cookie.  If you could bottle the taste of fall, you would have some cookies like these.  You will never regret the day you made this over a pie or cake or a crisp.  Perfect for cookie exchanges, gifts, or holiday treats!  Seriously the most versatile and amazing cookie you have ever tried!

Cookie Mixes make gifting easy!

Caramel Apple Walnut Cookies

I love gifting homemade cookie mixes to friends, especially my baking adverse friends. When doing so, I need to make sure it’s as easy for them to execute as possible. We’re talking just-add-water type of easy. And that’s what I have for you today. You start with one master mix, add some simple mix-ins, package them in charming jars and add a cute tag with simple directions.  Whalah…gifts and smiles and happiness galore!

Why wait until Fall to enjoy the flavors of caramel, apples, and walnuts? These cookies taste just like a warm Fall pie, but without the added fuss, these caramel apple walnut cookies are full of flavor and texture. A ribbon of caramel adds a sweet and chewy delight that turns them from tempting to irresistible.  The best part of all is that you will be pulling these sweet morsels out of the oven in less than 20 minutes after you have the idea.

CARAMEL APPLE WALNUT COOKIES

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Caramel Apple Walnut Cookies taste just like fall in a cookie. If you could bottle the taste of fall, you would have some cookies like these. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups master mix recipe below
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup diced freeze-dried apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Caramel squares

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Stir in 1/4 cup water.
  • Working with 2 tablespoons of dough at a time, roll into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely on pan.
  • Melt caramel according to package instructions and drizzle on the cookies.

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MASTER MIX RECIPE

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
One master mix is enough to make about 10 quart-sized mixes. 

Ingredients

  • 9 cups all purpose our
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered whole eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 cups powdered butter
  • 3 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions

  • In a very large bowl, combine all the ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined. Store in an air-tight container until ready to use.

Did you make this recipe?

You can tag me at @iamhomesteader.

One master mix is enough to make about 10 quart-sized mixes. That is TEN gifts this holiday season.  Save money by making your own handmade, homemade cookies.  Make sure to check out all the different combinations!

Gifting cookies is the best gift idea!

Check out other combinations here:

Raspberry Cocoa Crinkles

Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Pineapple Cookies

Mint Chocolate Cookies

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  1. Very great idea not only for the advanced baker but for the beginners aswell. I think this is a wonderful idea for anyone and i’m going to bake them all for myself, then make them in the jars or whatever my inventive mind comes up with and gift them this year 2017. Thank you ????

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