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Taffy Apple Cookies


Makes about 4 dozen cookies


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups butterscotch chips
1 cup chopped dried apples
1 cup caramel apple dip
1/2 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg; beat until well blended.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in butterscotch chips and dried apples.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. Spread about 1 teaspoon caramel apple dip on each cookie. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

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