Saturday, September 29, 2012

Nutella Acorns and Caramel Apple Cookies

Fall is time for cinnamon, almonds, apples and the end of New York humidity. To celebrate, I baked these treats.

The caramel stuffed apple cookies were originally supposed to be the cider cookies seen here.  However, I couldn’t find powdered cider mix so I substituted it for one box of Jiffy apple muffin mix and ½ cup brown sugar. The cookies are delicious. 

The acorns are super effortless — no baking needed. (Unless, you’re hardcore and want to bake your own donuts.) Follow the acorn instructions here.

For these, I would highly suggest cake donut holes rather than glazed. I also used almonds instead of toffee bits and sprinkles. The acorns were tasty but while eating them I kept wondering, “what all is in my mouth?”.  At the end of the day, the acorns probably look better than they taste.