I’m late with this cookie – it’s really a fall cookie. I almost put candy corn on it, but you can only eat candy corn in the fall months. I replaced half of the butter with apple sauce, so it’s full of apple flavor. That is why it’s a “fluffy” cookie with a salted caramel finish. I hope you like it.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup fresh apple, diced small
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon finishing salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In bowl one cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
Add apple sauce and vanilla and mix.
In bowl 2 add flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
Mix bowl 2 into bowl 1 in three parts.
Add apples to batter.
Refrigerate batter for 30 minutes.
Place cookies on a parchment- lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10 -12 minutes.
In a microwave melt caramels and milk. Drizzle over cookies.
Top with finishing salt.