Caramel Apple Bites
FILLING: 1/3 cup chopped unpeeled apple,
1/3 cup evaporated milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
DOUGH: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 cups all-purpose flour
TOPPING:1 package (14 ounces) caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk, Green toothpicks
1 cup chopped walnuts
In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
Add egg, vanilla and salt; beat well.
Add flour; mix well.
Shape dough into 1-in. balls.
Flatten and place 1/4 teaspoon filling in center of each.
Fold dough over filling and reshape into balls.
Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
In a saucepan over low heat, cook caramels are melted.
Insert a toothpick into each cookie and dip into caramel until completely coated.
Dip bottoms into nuts. Place on wire racks to set.
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