Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 tbsp salted butter, cubed, room temperature
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, room temperature
1. Pour sugar into an even layer in a large saucepan.
2. Heat on medium-high heat, whisking the sugar until melted. The sugar will clump up first, but will eventually completely melt. This will take about 10 minutes.
3. Once the sugar has melted, stop whisking and allow to cook until the sugar has turned to a little darker amber color. You may notice a nutty aroma. The change in color will happen quickly, so don’t let it go too long or get too dark or it’ll burn. Remove caramel from the heat.
4. Add butter and whisk until combined. The mixture will bubble up, but keep whisking until all the butter has melted and combined.
5. Slowly pour the heavy cream into the caramel and whisk until incorporated.
6. Cool for about 10-15 minutes before using. Store leftovers in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Add apples, sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine.
2. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
5. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
6. Add cinnamon, flour, cornstarch and baking soda to a medium sized bowl and combine.
7. With the mixer on low speed, add flour mixture to butter mixture.
8. Stir in old fashioned oats and cinnamon chips. Dough will be thick.
9. Stir in apples (don’t add the sauce from the apples).
10. Make dough into balls of about 2 tbsp. Flatten them out a bit and place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
11. Bake for 10-11 minutes. They should be slightly golden on the edges and look a little underdone in the center.
12. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple minutes before putting on a cooling rack. The center of the cookie will finish cooking as it cools.