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Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 Green Nestle Toll House Red & Green Morsels
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  • Combine butter, applesauce, vanilla, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl. Mix well until all lumps are gone.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Dough will be sticky.
  • Divide green morsels from red and brown morsels and fold green morsels into dough.
  • Chill dough in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Scoop dough into 1 Tbsp size balls and coat in cinnamon sugar mix.
  • Place on a greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with hand.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool on a cooling rack.

Caramel Sauce

  • Combine brown sugar, butter, water and salt in a medium sauce pan and bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat, let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in evaporated milk and vanilla. You may need to add more evaporated milk to achieve your desired consistency. I used close to 3/4 cup but I like my caramel sauce more runny than thick.
  • Drizzle cookies with caramel sauce.


The cookies will look under done when you take them out of the oven but you don't want to over cook them.
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction