Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches w/ Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting
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Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches

Caramel Apple Cookie Sandwiches: Soft and chewy apple spice oatmeal cookies sandwiched with brown sugar and cinnamon buttercream frosting and drizzled with salted caramel. Think of the perfect caramel apple pie you can eat with your hands!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Julie Clark

Ingredients

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

  • 1 green apple peeled diced into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cup oats old fashioned or quick cooking
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk or half and half plus more if needed
  • salted caramel for drizzling

Instructions

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F and line your cookie sheets with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, oats, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the apples.
  • Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes and golden brown.
  • Let completely cool.

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Buttercream

  • Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and beat until incorporated.
  • Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar on low until mixed.
  • Beat in vanilla and cream until fully incorporated.
  • Then add the remaining powdered sugar to the desired thickness.
  • Beat on high until super light and fluffy.
  • Swirl the frosting onto each cookie and drizzle with caramel. Top with another cookie.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookie sandwiches, with 1 serving being 1 sandwich. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.2mg