Let’s hop right into it! These cookies are major! They’re the sweet/salty cookie lovechild of apple pie and caramel corn with a bit of caramel apple inspiration! The salted caramel corn gives them a slight crunchy/chewy texture and the cinnamon-laced apples leave the cookies soft and moist. They’re a fun combination of textures with the whimsy and nostalgia of county fairs, the circus and the holidays all wrapped up together!
Throughout the week, I stick to a pretty consistent, healthy breakfast routine. Yogurt and granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, or a breakfast smoothie…something along those lines. And then, Saturday rolls around…and…DONUTS. It’s really quite simple. Weekends were made for donuts. And donuts always make weekends better. They’re the type of breakfast food that says, JUST CHILL. Enjoy the morning, stay in your pajamas a little longer, linger at the table with your steamy cup of coffee, favorite magazine, and eat that second (third?) donut. Just because. It’s the weekend. Besides, they’re baked donuts, soooooo it’s ok.
Some baked donuts can be rather dry or too dense, but these donuts are fluffy and super moist from the finely diced pears. Spiced up a bit with cinnamon and ginger, then dunked into a pear-cream cheese glaze and topped off with decadent gooey salted caramel sauce.