Candy Apple Cookies and Cider

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Fall has arrived! Well, maybe not officially, but the weather here in North Dakota has decided that it’s time for fall. I’m not complaining though. I love fall. Most especially though, I love apples – apple cider, candy apples, applesauce, bobbing for apples, picking apples, and basically all apple recipes. It’s not really fall without all these goodies. 
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Probably my absolute favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is curled up by a fire, with a cup of hot cider, a plate of cookies within reach, and a good book. In order to get this ideal scene though I’ve got to do a little bit of work. I WISH I could go to an apple orchard and pick my own apples, but as far as I’ve been able to find, there aren’t any near me – for that matter I don’t see any in the whole state. So since I can’t get my apples fresh off the tree personally, I do the next best thing – I grab some apple products from Walmart.

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Yes, we sure did find some Candy Apple m&m’s. These became the inspiration behind the Candy Apple Cookies made with Motts Natural Apple Sauce. We also picked up some of Motts Apple Juice to create a quick and easy Cider. Enjoy the #FlavorofFall with the following recipes.

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Quick Apple Cider
Easy apple cider.
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  1. 64oz Motts Apple Juice
  2. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  3. 15 whole Allspice
  4. 1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
  5. 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Serve warm with Candy Apple Cookies!
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Candy Apple Cookies

Candy Apple Cookies
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  1. 2 3/4 All Purpose Flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  3. 1 tsp Sea Salt
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 3/4 cup Motts Natural Apple Sauce
  6. 1/2 cup shortening
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tsp apple pie spice
  9. 1 cup Candy Apple M&Ms
  10. Caramel
  11. 1/2 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, apple sauce, shortening, eggs, and spice.
  3. Mix well and fold in the Candy Apple M&M's.
  4. Drop by Tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Meanwhile, soften up the caramel sauce and crush the peanut butter M&M's.
  8. Dip half of each cookie in the caramel, and roll through the crushed M&M's.
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Now if you are making these with your kids and an electric mixer, remember one thing – make sure it’s off before you plug it in. Or you might end up like this

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Oh these cookies and cider were so good. The kids especially thought it was fun dipping cookies into caramel. It adds a fun little mix to regular old cookies, and they are packed full of fall flavors.

I can’t let the school kids miss out too much though, so I picked up some small juice drinks to pack in their lunches as well. Got to get them enjoying the new season as well. 
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3 thoughts on “Candy Apple Cookies and Cider

  1. Oooh I love both of these recipes! I love the way apple cider makes your home smell when you cook it! And those cookies… what a great idea! I did not even know candy apple m&m's existed. My 2 year old has been craving m&m's lately so I may have to cave and try these. Thank you so much for linking up at Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I'll be pinning this to the Tasty Tuesdays Board as well as my own personal Cookie board and sharing on Facebook. Hope you have a great week!

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