It is that time of year! Every year, around this time, the grocery store starts selling bags of caramel apples. And every year, I buy them. Yes I know, I am weak! I love the taste of caramel and apples together. But I don’t always love the process of eating a caramel apple. They are messy and the caramel is hard to eat.

So, this year, I decided to make my own caramel apples – in cookie form! These Caramel Apple Cookies are quick, easy and simple to make. And they are the perfect bite-sized treat. If you are looking for a delicious and easy fall cookie, then you need to try these Caramel Apple Cookies! Keep this recipe in mind when you go apple picking this year! Pick some extras for these soft cookies with all of the fall flavors!

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  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 fresh red apple chunks diced (You can use tart apples, granny smith apples or any kind you like, we love basic red apples, but do what you like.The red apples really seem to bring the apple flavor out more in the cookie)
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce
  • ½ cup of oil
  • ½ cup of flour
  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice


  1. Cut up your fresh apple into small pieces
  2. Mix cake mix, the tart apple bits or whatever kind of apple you like, eggs, caramel, flour mixture and oil together to form a thick dough
  3. Roll into balls and drop dough on a parchment lined baking sheet
  4. Heat oven to 350 for a baking time of 7-9 minutes

Why should you make these Caramel Apple Cookies?

There are many reasons to make these cookies. First, they are delicious. They have a fluffy texture and a rich flavor, similar to a sugar cookie, that will satisfy your sweet tooth. But more importantly, these cookies are easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. You can make a batch of these cookies in no time, and they will last for days. Well maybe not days…. if you are in my house they don’t last 24 hours to be honest. My family goes crazy over them!

This chewy caramel apple cookies recipe is a must. You will not be sorry! So why not give them a try? You might be surprised at how much you enjoy them.

Tip: The caramel sauce on the shopping list above is great in coffee too during the Fall season. It is always good to buy extra!

What makes this recipe the best?

There are many factors that make this recipe the best. First, the ingredients are YUM. Second, the steps are simple and easy to follow. Third, the recipe has been tested and perfected over time. And fourth, the cookies are absolutely delicious! Need I say more?

So if you’re looking for the best recipe for Caramel Apple Cookies, look no further than this one. With its perfect combination of fresh ingredients, simple steps, and delicious taste, you can’t go wrong.

The Best Caramel Apple Cookies Recipe: Quick, Easy and Simple

Quick, easy and simple steps to making the best caramel apple cookies.

Yield: 12 cookies

Caramel Apple Cookies

The Best Caramel Apple Cookies: Quick, Easy and Simple

Quick, easy and simple steps to making the best caramel apple cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 apple diced
  • 1 tbsp caramel sauce
  • ½ cup of oil
  • ½ cup of flour


  1. Cut up apple in small pieces
  1. Mix cake mix, apples, eggs, caramel, flour and oil together to form a thick dough
  2. Roll into balls and place on a parchment lined sheet
  3. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes

My kids absolutely love these cookies, as I mentioned above. They do not last long at all in my house.

I have also been known to take them to Christmas parties during the Holiday season too. If you want to add a bit more flavor and make them seem a bit fancier for a party, be sure to add a few sprinkles of sea salt to the top of the cookie, for more of a sweet salted caramel flavor.

Best part of these delicious cookies is the clean up. No small saucepan clean up like other recipes or gooey caramel to peel off of your kitchen counters. It’s also a perfect way to get the kids involved over the holidays. This particular recipe would be easy for the kids to make, honestly.

And there you have it, the best caramel apple cookies recipe! These cookies are quick and easy to make, and they’re perfect for a fall treat. If you’re looking for more great recipes, be sure to follow me on IG and TikTok. Thanks for reading!

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