Cookie Recipe: Gooey Caramel Apple Cookies
Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon imitation rum extract
1 cup apple preserves
2 cups self rising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
15 caramels, each cut into 4 smaller squares
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cream together shortening, sugars, egg and rum extract. Mix in apple preserves. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and apple pie spice; stir into shortening mixture until combined. Fold in cut-up caramels.
3. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet; bake for 11-13 minutes.
Submitted by Amberly Buckley