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Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies

5 from 3 votes

posted: 10/07/15

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Amazingly soft Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies that are flavored with apple butter and have caramel baked right inside!

The Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies are piled on top of each other. The top most cookie has a bite showing the gooey caramel interior.


Can we just stop and take a moment and think about how amazing you all are?





The other day I posted about a nasty comment that I got on the blog and how I need to be more like a duck to just let things roll off my back.

The Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies have a light brown color with sparkles from the sugar.

First, I want to say that that comment upset me a whole heck of a lot more than I care to admit. And isn’t that part of the evilness that is anonymity on the internet? I know absolutely nothing about this person and yet I totally let them wreck my day. It doesn’t even make sense.

On the other hand, I totally let the amazing comments that I got on that post MAKE my day. I should say days, because they keep coming in. I am blown away by people actually taking the time to read my blog. And then someone mentioned how much she looks forward to seeing Wine & Glue in her email inbox and I was crying.

No lie.

So, thank you. Thank you all for being you. Thank you for being the reason that I can do this amazing job. I get to stay home with my kids, I get to bake, I get to be creative, I get to take photos, and while it is harder than I think I have ever worked at anything . . . ever . . . I feel like I am living the dream.

Thank you.

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You guys are the best.

The Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies are stacked on top of each other. The top most cookie has a bite showing the gooey caramel interior.

I should probably talk about this recipe, lol!

You guys these cookies are insanely good! They are soft, delicious, and have the taste of apple and cinnamon with a little caramel baked right in the center of them. I ate way more of these cookies than I normally do of blog treats and way more than I’m comfortable admitting! These are great anytime of year, but super fun in fall.


5 from 3 votes

Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies

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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar + more for rolling
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 TBSPs butter at room temperature see note
  • 1/3 cup apple butter see note
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 24 mini rolos


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined.
  • Beat the butter and apple butter together until well combined. Add in the 1 1/2 cups sugar and beat until fluffy, about three minutes. Add in the vanilla and then eggs, one at a time.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture while beating on low. Beat until just combined, scraping down as necessary.
  • Chill the dough for 20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking pans with silicon mats or parchment paper.
  • Roll the chilled dough around the Rolos, one for each cookie, to make a dough ball about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • Bake two inches apart for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies just turn golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and then carefully remove them to a cooling rack until completely cooled. Store in an airtight container.


You should be able to push a finger into the butter easily but not all the way through.
Apple Butter is found in the grocery store near the jelly.
Author: Lisa Longley

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The Caramel Apple Sugar Cookies are stacked on top of each other. The top most cookie has a bite showing the gooey caramel interior.

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  1. Rachel says

    Haters suck, you rule! Just saying. And these cookies…well they look amazing! Love you Lisa (and your blog too)!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Love you too Rachel!

  2. Pam Young says

    Don’t be a hater!! It all goes back to that person. They must be really miserable, to write such mean things!! Love, love, love your blog! I read it everyday . These cookies look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much Pam!

  3. Angela says

    I didn’t know that “be a duck” was someone else’s mantra, too. My in-laws use it all the time! It’s unfortunate when you find yourself on the wrong side of someone else’s bad day. I work in the medical field and that’s my explanation for patient rudeness. I hope your hater reads all the outpouring of support for you and your site and apologizes (though they probably won’t.) Congratulations on creating something that makes you and others happy. That’s all you can really hope for.

    • Lisa Longley says

      That is SUCH a good way to look at it Angela – “when you find yourself on the wrong side of someone else’s bad day” Thank you!!

  4. Roberta Penny says

    I know it’s hard to ignore mean comments. I have a tendency to dwell on them too. But just keep doing what you love. Your recipes look wonderful. I will definitely have to try these for my family!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Roberta!

  5. Felecia says

    Mabe that person who said mean things didnt have enough sugar to make them sweet… Keep rolling on.LOL

    • Lisa Longley says

      Right?? My thoughts exactly, Felecia!

  6. Vickie says

    Love, love, love everything about your site because it is truthful and REAL…your recipes are all on my Pinterest boards, I love them! Prove the haters wrong by keep doing what your doing and letting them read OUR comments!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Aww, thank you so much Vickie! Readers coming to my site and pinning my stuff means so much to me!

  7. Bethany says

    Hello! Did you roll the cookie in sugar before baking?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yup! Not necessary but makes them pretty :)

  8. Kolleen Barnes says

    Can you freeze these?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried freezing these, but it would work fine.

  9. Ginny Dennis says

    Hi could you tell be approximately how many cookies the Carmel apple recipe makes?? Thank you I love your recipes.

    • Lisa Longley says

      It should yield about 24 cookies

  10. Carol E Lineberry says

    Thank you for another amazing recipe. I can`t wait to try these for my Christmas cookie tray.

    • Lisa Longley says

      You are so welcome! I hope you love them!

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