Tuesday, September 23, 2014

# Post # Recipes

Caramel Apple Cookies

It's Too Yummy Tuesday!

On select Tuesdays I share delicious recipes either inspired by my books or that are just plain delicious!

Today's recipe is inspired by fall, actually. Although it's a great one to have by your side, along with a cup of tea or coffee, while you curl up with a favorite book!

Caramel Apple Cookies

When fall rolls around, the first thing I get excited about is all the recipes I like to make this time of year. And these are a fun treat!

I won't pretend this recipe is in any way "Paleo friendly", but it is a fun treat every now and again. I might play around with altering the ingredients, subbing coconut oil for shortening, maple syrup or coconut sugar for the brown sugar, and using nut flours. 

Caramel Apple Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon
tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
---OR 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice or to taste

1 cup grated peeled apple
1 cup raisins (optional, but yum)

Caramel Icing
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp cream or half-and-half


Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together shortening, sugar and egg until light. Sift dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture. Blend well and stir in the remaining ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake in 12 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from the pan cool. 

Icing: Heat butter and brown sugar in small saucepan until dissolved. Add remaining. Beat well. Spread on cookies. 



J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. Connect with her on Twitter or Goodreads. She loves talking to people!

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