Applesauce Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Monday, September 01, 2014
 One of my, not so secret, loves are caramel apple, so when I saw this recipe via chefintraining I knew I had to try it out!  These were really good-soft, not too sweet, and just the right amount of apple and caramel and yum.
Applesauce Cookies
Applesauce Cookie Ingredients:  2 cups sugar, 1 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 2 cups applesauce, 4 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. cloves.
Applesauce Cookie Instructions:  Heat oven to 375.  Mix flour, soda, powder, cinnamon, and cloves.  In a separate bowl cream sugar and shortening, eggs, and applesauce.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet until mixed well.  Place spoonfulls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Frost
Caramel Frosting Ingredients:
6 Tbsp butter, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups powdered sugar.
Caramel Frosting Instructions:  
In a saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar.  Cook and stir occasionally until mixed just until it starts to boil.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.  Let it cool and stir in the powdered sugar.  Spread over the cookies.
makes 2+ dozen

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