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…


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

      1. Angela,
        Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. I found it today on Pinterest. I used a carrot cake mix and sugar-free cheese cake mix (all I could find) and they are dirty delicious!!!! I’m guessing they’d be great with just about any cake mix flavor :0)

      2. Ooooh! The carrot cake/cheese cake combo sounds awesome Marla! I never would have even thought about carrot cake mix! Thanks so much for your comment!

      1. Megan – I did have someone say they made the recipe using the cookie mix instead of the cake mix and that it turned out well. 🙂

  1. 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?

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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!

    1. Hi Kristina! I think it would work. I would just follow the directions on the box of cookie mix, adding in the pudding powder and white chocolate chips. Let me know how they turn out!

      1. Wonderful! I bought a box of the cookie mix too, I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for letting me know how it went! : )

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

    1. 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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