Don’t go into this holiday season without a trusty baking guide — and we’ve got just the one for this year. Holiday Cookies is so much more than cookies, check out these recipes for all kinds of seasonal treats, from the pumpkin-spiced to the apple-spiked. These apple cider caramels make a beautiful gift, or you can just eat them all yourself!

The irresistible aroma of cider warming on the stove top tells you the holidays are here. It takes a bit of time to achieve the concentrated apple flavor these caramels need, but it is time well spent. Use a fresh-pressed unfiltered apple cider from the refrigerator section of the market. Lightly coating the knife with a neutral oil like canola oil makes cutting the caramels into neat pieces a little easier.

Reprinted with permission from Holiday Cookies