Friday, August 10, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Another recipe, I know, but this was another big hit that I didn't want to forget! I think they will be perfect for fall, and I've reallllly been in the mood for fall lately. The kids and Ben loved these and I loved the fact that that they were a little better than the basic sugar cookie....I mean they do have wheat flour and apples! :) I started with my favorite sugar cookie recipe and went from there. I wish I could credit the sugar cookie recipe, but it has been written down in my pantry for so long that I don't even know where I got it. Next time I may try to add raisins, and maybe substitute half the sugar for brown sugar. 

Apple Cinnamon Cookies

1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup of wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup of butter (2 sticks) softened
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 small apples peeled and cut into tiny pieces (about the size of chocolate chips)
3 tsp cinnamon
1- 2 tsp of water (if the dough seems a bit dry)

Combine ingredients, mix well (I used my Kitchen Aid mixer), spoon onto a greased cookie sheet a couple of inches apart. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.

What makes these extra awesome is that you can roll the left-over dough up in wax paper and refrigerate for 2-3 days. Since it's rolled into a tube you just slice off 1/2" cuts and lay them on a cookie sheet. They are the perfect fast and freshly baked snack! Or a make-ahead dessert! I hope you all enjoy! xo, Sam

Edited to add: I did try this with 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of sugar! It was awesome!