Vegan Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Cookies

Tiina Strandberg

Vegan Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Cookies

These rustic, fall-inspired cookies have all the flavors of our favorite apple pie, but in cookie form. 

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The ingredients of these cookies from the Fantastic Vegan Cookies cookbook—such as applesauce, pecans, apples, and caramel, along with warm fall spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg—make for a cozy and irresistible dessert.

What you need:

For the cookies:
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
3 tablespoons applesauce
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup vegan butter, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped apples

For the caramel sauce: 
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons coconut cream
¼ teaspoon salt

What you do:

  1. For the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix ground flax seeds with applesauce and let set for at least 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Into a stand mixer, add vegan butter, sugar, and brown sugar, and cream together. Stir in flax mixture. 
  5. Add dry ingredients into butter and flax mixture. Fold in pecans and apples and combine until dough is firm. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough and form into a cookie shape. Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. 
  6. For the caramel sauce, into a saucepan over medium-low heat, add brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes until caramel thickens. Add salt and stir. 
  7. Drizzle sauce over each cookie and let cool for 1 minute.
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