---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: Caramel Apple Cookies
  Categories: Cookies, Fruits
       Yield: 3 Dozen
  
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     3/4 c  Confectioners sugar
     2/3 c  Butter or margarine;softened
       1 tb Frozen apple juice concentra
            -thawed
   1 1/2 c  All purpose flour
     1/4 ts Salt
      36    Flat toothpicks
      30    Caramels; unwrapped
       2 tb Frozen apple juice concentra
            -thawed
       2 tb Water
     3/4 c  Finely chopped walnuts
  
     Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, beat confectioners sugar, margarine
   and 1 tb apple juice concentrate until light and fluffy. Light spoon flour
   into measuring cup; level off. Add flour and salt; mix well. Shape dough
   into 3/4-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
     Bake at 350 F for 12-17 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
   Immediately insert toothpick in center of each cookie. Cool completely on
   wire racks.
     Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In heavy 1-quart suacepan over low
   heat, melt caramels with 2 tb apple juice concentrate and water, stirring
   frequently until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth (see note) Place
   walnuts on plate. Spoon caramel mixture over each cookie, letting excess
   drip off. Press bottom of cookie in walnuts. Place on waxed paper-lined
   cookie sheet. If caramel mixture becomes too thick, stir in additional
   water 1/4 ts at a time. 3 dozen cookies
     TIP: To melt caramel mixture in microwave, in 4-cup microwave-safe
   measuring cup, combine caramels, apple juice and water. Microwave on HIGH
   for 3-4 minutes or until caramels are melted, stirring every minute
  
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