Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

oatmeal caramel apple cookies

These Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies are apple crisp in a bite.  They combine all the tastes of fall like oats, caramel and apples for a flavor packed cookie.  These would be great in lunches or served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

I used Honeycrisp apples and Kraft Caramel Bites.  I have never used the caramel bites before, what a great find.  I am already thinking of new ways to incorporate them into recipes.  I think they would be great in the Apple Pie Pops I made with the kids.

I baked half the batch and then froze the remaining dough for a later date.  Don’t forget to enter the Whole Foods Giveaway.

Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups old fashioned oats
6 oz Kraft caramel baking bits
1 1/2 cups honey crisp apples peeled and chopped

In a bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

Place the butter and sugars in a stand mixer and beat 2-3 minutes.

Add vanilla, then eggs and mix for 2-3 minutes more. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl with a spatula.

Pour in the flour mixture, then the oats and combine just until blended.  Mix in the apples and caramel baking bits with a wooden spoon.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.  Scoop dough onto the baking sheet leaving 1 1/2 inches between dough as the cookies will spread.

oat cookie dough

Bake until golden brown 12-15 minutes.  Place on a rack to cool.