Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches

Caramel Apple Cookie SandwichesSoft and chewy apple spice oatmeal cookies sandwiched with brown sugar and cinnamon buttercream frosting and drizzled with salted caramel.  Think of the perfect caramel apple pie you can eat with your hands!

It’s cookie swap time people!  I’ve only been to one cookie swap party which was back home in the states.  I really wish I had participated in more because now that I’m living overseas in Dubai I haven’t heard of anybody doing that sort of thing.  I think they’re too beautiful and fit to be swapping dangerous and decadent cookies between one another.  I’ve done a cookie swap through the mail before, so I thought that would work until I remembered it costs about 75.00 to ship a box to the U.A.E.  Whoever gets stuck with me would probably sneeze all over my cookies.

Caramel Apple Cookie SandwichesI haven’t hit the peppermint craziness yet.  I’ve still got apples and pumpkins on the brain. That’s why these Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches are perfect for a cookie swap party.  There’s always someone in the group that’s a little too stubborn to let go of Fall.  So while the tables are full of chocolate peppermint meringue cookies and red and green sugar cookies, these cookie sandwiches will be sure to stick out.  Plus, salted caramel.  I would be grabbing anything with salted caramel drizzle.  I used my Apple Pie Cupcakes as inspiration for these cookie sandwiches.

Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches

Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches
 
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Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 green apple peeled, diced into ¼ inch cubes
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ cup oats, old fashioned or quick cooking
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for Baking Soda}
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Buttercream
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup of milk or half and half, plus more if needed
  • salted caramel for drizzling
Instructions
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line your cookie sheets with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, oats, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  5. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the apples.
  6. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes and golden brown.
  9. Let completely cool.
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Buttercream
  1. Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and beat until incorporated.
  2. Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar on low until mixed.
  3. Beat in vanilla and cream until fully incorporated.
  4. Then add the remaining powdered sugar to the desired thickness.
  5. Beat on high until super light and fluffy.
  6. Swirl the frosting onto each cookie and drizzle with caramel. Top with another cookie.

 Cookies were adapted from One Hundred Dollars A Month.

Some more great cookie swap ideas:

magic cookie bar chocolate chip cookiesMagic Cookie Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comCaramel White Hot Chocolate Cookies

vegan Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies Vegan Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies
Biscoff Chocolate Chip Smores Cookies Biscoff Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookeis

11 comments

  1. Patricia says:

    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies sound good by themselves but add the cinnamon buttercream frosting and drizzle with salted caramel – wicked! These I just have to try…

  2. Erika @ Love&Custard says:

    Ooh Kathleen these look fantastic!! I’m totally with you about holding onto apple and cinnamon. I think I’d be ok with eating those flavours all year round to be honest so thanks for giving me another excuse to keep baking them 😉 I’ve never heard of cookie swaps as I don’t think it’s a “thing” in the UK but now I’m thinking I should definitely start it off!

    • Kathleen Siegle says:

      Erika,
      You should totally start one! It’s always fun trying everyone’s favorite cookie recipes 🙂

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