Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

It’s a little early for a Christmas post, but it’s that time where holiday cards are on the brain.  Want something more exciting than what can be found in the grocery store?  Yes, yes you do.  Time to get in those orders!  What will your Christmas card look like?

Fall is here and apples are in season!  What better dessert than cookies made with delicious fall apples??  Fortunately applesauce is always in season.  My mom used to make these using my great grandmother Bond’s kick-ass recipe.  When fall comes around, I can’t not make them.  I also crave them around the holidays, but it’s way too early to start talking about Christmas, despite the commercials I haven’t seen on TV because I don’t have cable.

The original recipe calls for using an apple (granny smith), but unsweetened applesauce works too, which is what I used for this batch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium apple, grated  (or 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix last three ingredients (sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon) in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Beat 1 cup sugar and butter until well combined.
  3. Add vanilla and apple (or applesauce).
  4. Sift together dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda) in a separate bowl.
  5. Add to apple mixture and mix well.
  6. Shape into balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes on parchment-lined baking sheets.

Apple Cookies | doomthings

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