Caramel Apple Cider Cookies Recipe + Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale Review

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caramel apple cider cookies

Dieting can be hard. Okay, dieting is hard. With so many temptations around every corner it’s a wonder anyone has the dedication to lose weight.

I find that it’s all about making the right food choices and sticking to a plan. Not much waiving is allowed. Taking one bite of that tempting hamburger could lead you on a downward spiral of yummy junk food that Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem might not even be able to save you from.

Then there’s eating out at restaurants. It can be really hard to stay within your limits especially with how big some of the portions can be.

Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale

Luckily, nowadays there are cool gadgets like the Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale ($20) you can easily take with you anywhere. With it you can weigh your food tableside and know exactly how much you are eating.

The Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale is very efficient and not to mention cute! You’ll have to excuse me I think all little things are cute. While this scale may be little it packs quite a punch – a punch of options that is.

It features high precision sensors, a PCS function (can count items), a hold function, tare function, auto off function, it’s readability is to the 0.01g – it’s great for weighing small items accurately. It also comes with two lids and batteries!

The Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale also has a nice blue backlit display and can measure in g, OZ, OZT, dwt, GN, and CT. This scale can also double as a postal scale making it extra useful!

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what the makers of the Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale have to say about it:

Have you been looking for the perfect on-the-go pocket scale? One that is lightweight, accurate, and reliable? Look no further – the smart weigh digital pocket scale with its sleek and portable design is exactly what you have been looking for!

Advanced! Tired of inaccurate weight readings? Ready for an upgrade? The smart weigh scale features the highest grade precision with the latest technology.

Weigh master! This scale will help you accomplish a wide variety of weighing needs. It will do so accurately and to perfection! The pcs function will spare you much time by giving an accurate count of the pieces you are weighing.

Style! Features a unique and simple design with its stainless steel 3.94″ X 3.7″ Platform. It is easy to operate by using the four sleek chrome buttons.

I love this little scale so far! It works and looks great. Best part is that I can take it anywhere.

To test it out I made some Caramel Apple Cider Cookies on a quick from being at the hospital. My grandfather has been in hospital the past three days so needless to say I’m pretty much living there.

Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale

With my Smart Weigh Digital Pro Pocket Scale I measured 1.5 cups of flour. Dry ingredients can be so difficult to measure! The flour weighed 238.25g as you can see. It should of weighed 192g. Scales sure do come it handy!

The Caramel Apple Cider Cookies almost taste like my yummy apple muffins but with oozing caramel in the center. Makes them even better!

Caramel Apple Cider Cookies [The Girl Who Ate Everything]

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 packets Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • chewy caramels

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until well blended.

In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer beat the butter, apple cider mix, and sugar for about 3 minutes or until well combined.

Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined.

Roll about two tablespoons of dough in your hand, flatten slightly, and press a caramel in the center. Wrap the dough completely around the caramel and reroll to make a ball shape. Do this for each cookie.

Bake for 13-16 minutes or until slightly browned around the edges. Let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. Continue cooling but turn cookies upside down to keep the caramel from oozing out.

Makes about a 12-15 cookies depending on size. Eat warm and enjoy!

Have you ever weighed your food to lose weight?

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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. Nice recipe,
    I do not cook much, being single, and not have much time. However, this looks like something I might try.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. I love those cookies. It helps that I’m a big caramel fan too. When it comes to kitchen tools, a good scale is absolutely necessary. I love mine. 🙂

  3. Krystle, I hope I never have to weigh my food in a restaurant but those cookies look real good!

  4. Jacqueline Gum says:

    That scale looks way cool! No, I have never weighed my food! But those cookies made my mouth water…at 6:00 AM!!!!

  5. Phoenicia says:

    Yes, I have weighed my food when calorie counting. Guessing usually means estimating more than you should eat.

    I currently use an app which calculates calories and fat intake. I rave about it to everyone I know! The app has a database of over 30,000 foods.

  6. Phoenicia says:

    Your cookies look great by the way – the gooey centre does it for me!

  7. Honest mum says:

    Fab scales and yummy biscuits. Thanks for linking up x

  8. Beth Niebuhr says:

    Yes, I have a little scale. I haven’t taken it anywhere with me. I wonder what people would think if you whipped one out at a restaurant. I am a sucker for anything caramel! (Have you tried gelato with caramel in it?? I’m afraid I wouldn’t stop eating before I thought to share them. That didn’t keep me from copying your recipe though!

  9. Ken Dowell says:

    The apple caramel cookies look completely delicious. Not sure thay fit with a dieting plan though. Hope your grandfather is doing better.

    • Haha, yes the recipe and scale probably wouldn’t go that well together. Not unless you want to counteract all the calories in those cookies by eating really healthy following them. Or just savoring them one at a time, but that’s too hard for me!

  10. Great tip about the mini scale, Krystle, and thanks for the amazing recipe! I love anything with caramel!

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