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When it comes to holiday entertaining I’m a firm believer in taking shortcuts when you can. You don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to create a masterpiece! I hopped into Walmart and picked up NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Harvest Apple Refrigerated Cookie which is the base of my Caramel Apple Cookie Bites. Whether you’re a novice or expert baker, NESTLÉ® has all of your baking needs covered this season. While the dessert table will be dominated with full sized cakes and pies, these scrumptious morsels will be gobbled up at the blink of an eye! Who doesn’t love mini desserts? These mini Caramel Apple Cookie Bites are the perfect semi-homemade dessert that takes little to no time but delivers on taste. The sweet cookie base, which is made with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Harvest Apple Refrigerated Cookie Dough, has pieces of apples, apple flavored filling and hints of cinnamon. It is then topped with a lightly sweetened cinnamon cream cheese filling and drizzled with caramel; I bet you can’t have just one! For more holiday inspiration head on over to NESTLÉ® Pinterest board and click here for a free Fall Printable!
Mini Caramel Apple Cookie Bites
1 package NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Harvest Apple Refrigerated Cookie
4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
¼ heavy whipped cream
3 tbsp powdered sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Store bought caramel to drizzle
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Break off the cookie pieces and place each piece in an ungreased nonstick mini cupcake pan. Place into oven and bake for 17 minutes. Remove from oven; using a greased slim shot glass or the back of spoon to gently press in the center of the cookie to form an indentation. Set aside and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes; it will break apart if you attempt to remove it while hot. After the cookie has cooled, use a knife to run along the sides between the cookie and the pan and gently remove then set aside.
Next, place room temperature cream cheese in a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Next add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and cinnamon and whip for an additional 2 minutes. Place cinnamon cream cheese mixture in the center of the cooled cookie base using a small spoon. Drizzle with caramel. Serve!