Apple dessert cookies
If a genie appears before me, I would ask for an instant apple tree in my backyard. Yes, I cannot wait many years biting my nails for it to grow and yield fruits. Hopefully, this is the best wish when the ground is covered in 2 foot snow and I am longing for a warm breezy day!
I always loved apple midst all teasing that I am carried away by its glam and polished looks. Who cares…that is true too! I cannot resist biting into a juicy apple anytime. No wonder eva-girl could not resist it either! It sure tastes like a bit of paradise!
I display a tray of apples on my kitchen island to enjoy the prettiest one at the slightest provocation. Being a no mess fruit you can eat even the peel and spit out only the core, I consider this as s straightforward food. It is so versatile with endless possibility that a multitude of dishes are spun out in Fall, when they are at their magical best!
On Friday, I was browsing through the shelves of a store when I saw a new product, apple crumble cookies. Instead of parting with some money, I took a personal challenge and tried making some. I did a bit of serious research and adapted a little and then these dessert cookies were born.
If you love apple pie like every other person and find it labourious to make it, here is a recipe for instant gratification. Made with rolled oats, apple pieces, butter, brown sugar and sweet spices this is my cookie pick for any season! When served warm, granola crumbles delightfully in this apple cookies.
• 1 big apple chopped to small pieces (I used a golden delicious apple.)
• ¼ cup butter
• 1 tsp cinnamon powder
• a generous grating of nutmeg
• ¼ cup brown sugar
• ½ cup rolled oats
• ½ cup all purpose flour
• A pinch of salt
- In a pan lightly dry roast oats. (I find that this improves its taste.)
- Grease a large baking tray and set aside.
- Cook chopped apple, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg powder in a heavy bottom pan until apple turns soft.
- Remove the pan and add brown sugar and stir to dissolve it.
- Mix oats, all purpose flour and salt in a bowl and add warm apple mixture.
- Stir until everything holds together.
- Take one of the measuring cups (1/4 0r 1/3 ) and grease it.
- Put a small ball of the mixture and pat it inside the cup to form a disk . Then turn it upside down, tap and drop cookie dough on prepared baking tray.
- Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes until sides and bottom starts to brown.
- Remove cookies with a spatula and cool them on a wire rack.
- Store it in an air tight container or eat them warm.
This recipe yields 8 large cookies (1/3 cup size). It is crunchy, soft and crumbly all in one. Call it a satisfying breakfast cookie or a great snack or a dessert! To serve as a dessert, pair it with vanilla ice cream.
Arrange it on a platter and serve for a party. Eating dessert first, will not be an issue anymore!
Just to get rid of my Winter blues I am sending this recipe to the lovely Fiesta-friday-56/