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Whole Wheat Caramel Apple Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • Mixer


  • 1 cup butter softened,
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups oatmeal or whole grain breakfast cereal
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 12 chopped caramels


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment.
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • Slowly mix in flour and beat until just combined.
  • Using a rubber spatula or large spoon, fold in oatmeal, chopped apples, and caramels. Take care with the caramels. If they all are stuck together, be sure to break them up so that all of the cookies have delicious caramelly bits.
  • On a greased or parchment lined baking sheet, plop tablespoonfuls of dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy.


I used the Kraft wrapped caramels for this recipe, although I would imagine the Kraft caramel bits would work just as well and you wouldn't have to chop them!