Friday, October 28, 2011

Caramel Apples (Tutorial)

I've always wanted to do some form of caramel apples in a cookie.....so last week was my chance. And along with the fun shape, I decided to do three different flavors of cookies/shapes. It was a much bigger undertaking than I imagined. I'll save the multi-flavorings information for another time soon, but for now.....I want to show you how I made the caramel apples.

Trying to save time, I decided to color my dough red. That way, I wouldn't have to decorate the bottom part of the cookie.....plus no worries about red bleeding. :)

I chose to flavor my caramel apples with caramel flavoring from Spices Etc. Yum! I put the flavoring in both the dough and the icing.



 To decorated, use a medium brown color.....as close to caramel color as you can get. I think it helped to add gold Americolor to the brown icing. Outline the top of the cookie with a drippy caramel look....and then fill it in. If you'd like to add nuts over the top of the caramel, now is the time to do it.

 Let the cookies dry a bit, before adding the sticks. The sticks are a little tricky.....especially when you have really thick cookies like mine. I put a line of icing down the bottom of the stick and set my apple cookie on top. The larger ones wanted to flop over on one side of the stick, so I used folded paper towels to prop them up while they dried. The smaller apples didn't give me this problem. Please excuse this dark photo.....it was evening by then. ;)

And there you have it....caramel apples on a stick. Yum!

Lots more harvest/autumn cookies to come. So much to show you.....so little time.

13 comments:

Bea @ CancunCOOKIES said...

These are genious!!! I loved that caramel flavour... these COOKIES must be deli!

dharma said...

That idea so clever, with your permission if I have time, I would like them for my children.

Cookiecrazielady said...

You're welcome to use the idea. :)

Carrie in Kansas said...

Shouldn't the stick be on the bottom with the caramel at the top?  Very cute idea & I enjoy perusing your blog even though I don't bake or decorate cookies!  Keep up the great work!

Anne Nelson said...

Pam - I LOVE THESE COOKIES!  What a great idea to color the dough red and glue the stick to the back of the cookie instead of pushing it into the raw dough.  I would love to make these to take to work on Monday.  Would you mind if I use your wonderful idea?  And did you use Americolor Super Red in the dough?  Thanks - great post!

Rebecca said...

So cute.  Reminds me of a fall festival where you can get these yummy things!  I was just looking for new flavors this morning and saw LorAnns Caramel.  I was thinking about trying it.  Does it taste like those soft caramel candies you can get?

Lora said...

Great tutorial for these darling cookies!

Cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Rebecca. Yes.....I think it tastes a lot like soft chewy caramels. :)

Cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Anne. You are welcomed to try this idea. Sorry I'm late in replying.

And yes, I used Americolor Super red for the dough. :)

Paty_rolon said...

I love it, look delicious

Sue Sparks said...

Love them, Pam!  So cute!  Hooray for fall!

Tami said...

These are so unbelievably Adorable ! So smart. Love that idea.

Annette Jimison said...

Now, I like this idea! Tinting your dough red cause it's an apple is smart. I have seen a lot of tutorials that call for red on a white cookie and then lots of tips on the bleeding part. Jesus gives you great ideas, Pam!

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