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The Obsession Continues – Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies


Hey all!  I’m back, and I brought more cake mix cookies!!  If you happened to miss my last post about these UH-MAYYY-ZING Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies that I made using cake mix, you should definitely go check it out!  Go ahead, I’ll wait… : )

…So you can see why I am totally digging cake mix cookies, right?  They are so easy to make, and every time I have made them the cookies are perfectly soft, chewy and full of flavor!  They have yet to disappoint, unlike some other recipes I have tried lately.

Even though it’s supposed to be almost 90 degrees again tomorrow here in NJ, I am in full on fall recipe mode.  I spent last weekend baking pumpkin and apple cake mix cookies (as well as a sweet treat for this month’s Spiked Recipe Challenge – Seasonal Beers) and I spend a ridiculous amount of time pinning pumpkin related everything to my Fall Pinterest board.  I can’t wait for crisp weather, crunchy leaves and cozy fires in the fireplace.

Fall leaves in Vancouver

Fall leaves in Vancouver (Photo credit: VancityAllie)

To help usher in my favorite season, I would like to introduce you to my Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies!  As I mentioned, these are cake mix cookies and I used another one of the new seasonal Pillsbury cake mixes I found at the grocery store a few weeks ago.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies

Let me tell you, this cake mix smells heavenly.  I mean, it’s got caramel in it – how could it not?  I used white chocolate chips in this recipe, but regular chocolate chips would be also be a delicious add-in.  I’ve ogled those chocolate dipped caramel apples on numerous occasions, haven’t you?

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies

Same simple concept as the Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies.  Cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs = YUMMY COOKIES!

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies (Once again inspired by and adapted from Kitchen Meets Girl’s Funfetti Cheesecake Cookies)


1 box Pillsbury Caramel Apple cake mix
1 small box instant cheesecake pudding mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, divided


1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2.  Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil and eggs in a medium bowl until a dough forms.  Mix in 1/2 cup of the white chocolate chips.
3.  Form dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Use the remaining white chocolate chips to press into the top of each cookie.
4.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown slightly.  Remove from oven, cool for 2 minutes and then move to a wire rack.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies

I ate quite a few of these and then had to take the rest to work before I ate them ALL.  Looking at these pictures now though, I wish I hadn’t.  I’m hungry and I could really go for a cookie…

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Author: Angela

I have a serious sweet tooth! I love cookies, candy and cupcakes, and cocktails that taste like candy and cupcakes! I want to share some of my creations as well as other cool stuff I've found on the web so I hope you'll check out my blog!

21 thoughts on “The Obsession Continues – Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies

  1. All these flavors hit on perfect fall recipes! These sound easy and AMAZING! :)

  2. Yes, YES, YEEEEEEES! Caramel, apple, cheesecake = triple ultimate cookie win. :D Love these, Angela!

  3. Thanks for the recipe! The only cake mix cookies I have ever made were chocolate crinkles. I will have to try these. I love caramel apples!!! In cookie form would be doubly awesome! I wonder what they would taste like with pistachio pudding mix instead of cheesecake. I think it would be fun to have green cookies for halloween that taste like caramel apples, don’t you?

    • Hi Amanda! Green cookies for Halloween would definitely be awesome! If you are worried about the flavor using the pistachio pudding you could always just add a bit of green food coloring to the dough when you are mixing it, but I say go for it! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. How fun and easy are those??!! I love it!! I am going to have to try these out with my kids. Thanks for sharing!!

  5. I saw that cake mix this morning! I’ll have to pick some up. My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays! I’d love to have you link up!

    • Hi Katie! The cake mix is so good and it makes your house smell wonderful when it’s baking! Just stopped by, linked up and followed your blog! Thanks!

  6. I just made these and they came out perfect. It was my first time using a cake mix for cookies. It won’t be my last!!! I could not find the caramel apple cake mix so I substituted spice cake. These were one of the easiest to bake and clean up. Thank you for sharing and opening my eyes to a new way to bake cookies :)

    • The spice cake mix sounds like a great substitute! I love how easy the cake mix cookies are – I had never made them until a few months ago and now that’s all I’ve been making! Thank you so much for the feedback!

  7. I can only find the caramel apple cookie mix. Would that work instead of the cake mix?

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  10. I could not find the caramel apple cake mix so used a lemon cake mix instead……RAVE reviews!

    • That’s what I love about cake mix cookies – there are so many possible combinations of flavors and they are all delicious!! Thanks for stopping by Linda!

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