Caramel Apple Bites
  • Servings: 36
  • 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
  1. In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
  3. Add egg, vanilla and salt; beat well.
  4. Add flour; mix well.
  5. Shape dough into 1-in. balls.
  6. Flatten and place 1/4 teaspoon filling in center of each.
  7. Fold dough over filling and reshape into balls.
  8. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  9. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  10. In a saucepan over low heat, cook caramels are melted.
  11. Insert a toothpick into each cookie and dip into caramel until completely coated.
  12. Dip bottoms into nuts. Place on wire racks to set.