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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Caramel Apple Bites ~
1/3 cup chopped unpeeled apple
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1--14 oz pkg caramels
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a small saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook
and stir over medium heat until thickened; set aside to
cool. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add egg,
vanilla and salt; beat well. Add flour; mix well. Shape
dough into 1 inch balls. Flatten and place 1/4 teaspoon
filling in center of each. Fold dough over filling and
reshape into balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking
sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool. In a saucepan over low
heat, cook caramels and evaporated milk, stirring
occasionally, until caramels are melted. Insert a
toothpick into each cookie and dip into caramel until
completely coated. Dip bottoms into nuts.
Place on wire racks to set.
Makes 3 dozen
For gift giving package cookies in a 2 quart
acrylic canister with wire hinged lid. Embellish
canister with curly Christmas ribbon around neck
of canister and Christmas graphics.
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