Caramel Apple Cider Snickerdoodles
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Serves: 2-4 dozen depending on cookie size
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 (.74 ounce) packets Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Original Instant Drink Mix, or similar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24-48 caramel squares
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl mix flour, apple cider mix packets, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer cream butter and 1 cup sugar.
  4. Add eggs on at a time.
  5. Stir in vanilla extract.
  6. Gradually stir in flour mixture until combined.
  7. In a small shallow bowl mix remaining ¼ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  8. Shape dough into 2 tablespoon size balls. Flatten slightly and add a caramel in the center. Roll dough around caramel to form a ball.
  9. Roll ball in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
For smaller cookiers, cut caramels in half and roll 1 tablespoon size balls. Flatten slightly and place caramel in the center of dough. Wrap dough around caramel and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes.
Recipe by Mother Thyme at