Welcome to Day Four of Apple Week!!
Today is ALL ABOUT a tasty apple dessert (that could also be eaten for breakfast, depending on your definition of breakfast!)
This recipe is actually a compilation of a description of a cookie the Mr Fix-It Fiance gave my mother, who then turned it into a full on recipe to share! I hope you enjoy it. It is a present from my family to yours!!
3/4 cup unsalted butter, nearly melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup applesauce
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line rimless cookie sheets with parchment paper. It has to be parchment this time. (I use my SILPAT!)
2. In a stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon mix until smooth and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, then mix in the baking soda and baking powder. Add the flour and mix until just combined.
3. With a cookie scoop, scoop the dough scrapping off the excess as you go up the bowl.
4. Flatten the dough slightly place teaspoon of applesauce on top.
(Note: I adapted this a bit, because I had PLAIN applesauce on hand and I REALLY like cinnamon! I added some cinnamon to the applesauce and then added some of the apple pulp from making apple cider!)
5. Place another scoop of dough on top and seal well.
6. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. After baking, carefully slide the parchment with the cookies onto the counter. Let cool until they are no longer soft but still slightly warm.
Do you have recipes that are family made? Do you like to eat cookies for breakfast sometimes (I really do!)?