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Caramel Apple Cider Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 box 10 packets Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Drink Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 11 oz Kraft Caramels about 40

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Cream together butter, sugar, salt and all 10 packets of apple cider mix until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk together baking soda, baking powder and flour in another bowl.
  • Beat in flour mixture until just combined.
  • Spoon out 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball.
  • Flatten and place a caramel into the middle and seal dough around it.
  • Place about 2-3" apart on prepared sheet.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly brown around edges.
  • Gently slide the parchment with the cookies onto the counter.
  • Allow to cool until they firm up but are slightly warm.
  • Gently twist to remove from sheet and flip to finish cooling upside down on the parchment paper.