Have you guys seen this cake mix?
I was so excited to find it. I love looking at all of the fun fall baking supplies. So when I found this cake mix I immediately started thinking of what I wanted to do with it. And then I found this. Cake batter cookies! What a great way to get that caramel apple flavor without adding a lot of extra things to the dough.
I love a thick, chewy cookie. And Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction taught me a little trick to keep my cookies thick and chewy. Roll your cookie dough balls into tall balls. They won’t spread out as much as they bake and stay thick and chewy. I will never make another cookies without doing this. Check out more tips from Sally to keep your cookies thick and chewy.
And the frosting. I consider myself something of a frosting connoisseur and this frosting is incredible. Seriously, go ahead and throw away all of your other frosting recipes. This one is all you need for the rest of your fall baking. Brown sugar cinnamon frosting. Amazing. Usually I don’t like such a thick frosting on cookies, but this one is absolutely perfect. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to balance out the cookie with just a hint of cinnamon. You might want to double the recipe so you have some extra to eat later. Trust me.
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cup cake mix
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup salted butter, soft
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, room temp
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup apple cinnamon mixture
- 1/2 cup butter, soft
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- In a small saucepan, combine apples, sugars, and butter.
- Bring mixture to a boil. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes or until apples are soft.
- Stir in vanilla and let cool.
- In a medium bowl, combine first three ingredients. Set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla, mixing well.
- Slowly add flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.
- Fold in caramel apple mixture.
- Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets.
- Place tall 1/2 inch balls of cookie dough on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 mins or until golden brown.
- Cream butter and brown sugar.
- Mix in vanilla, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
- Beat on high for 5 minutes.
- Spread on cooled cookies.
For more amazing apple treats, check out my Apple board on Pinterest!