Awww, Fall. The season of apples. Apples were always one of my favorite types of fruit growing up. I love the Fall when you can walk into one of the hundreds of local apple farms around here and the whole building smells like apple.
While my hubby and I were on vacation, my stepmom took my kids apple picking. I came home to a huge bowl of mixed apples sitting on my kitchen counter. I am still trying to figure out ways to use those fresh apples.
Yesterday, I thought, "What if I could make a cookie that was like a chocolate chip cookie, but was made with little pieces of apple instead?" I had no idea if it would turn out or not. Would the apple not cook? Would they get watery and ruin the cookie dough? They actually turned out pretty good. My son said they were too "buttery", which led me to wonder where in the world this kid actually came from!! Too buttery? I didn't think there was such a thing. Apparently he's nothing like my daughter. Any of my long-time readers remember when she did this?
Anyway! Here's the recipe we used to make the Buttery Apple Chip Cookies.
As is fairly normal in my recipes, we used some whole wheat flour. It is a staple in our kitchen baking cabinet!
6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 small granny smith apple, peeled and diced into "chip" size
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Add the flour to the butter, sugar, egg mixture and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth.
Fold in the diced apple chips.
Use a cookie scoop or heaping teaspoon to place cookie dough on cookie sheets or baking stone. I always, always use my Pampered Chef baking stones so that I never burn a cookie!
Bake for 10 - 13 minutes. Time will depend on what kind of cookie sheet/bar pan you use and how your oven cooks. All ovens are different and some cook hotter or cooler than others. (Darn things!) Check your cookies after 10 minutes.
Recipe makes 32 cookies.
Do you like buttery cookies or you like my son who is not a big fan? Have you ever had any kind of apple cookie before?
DISCLOSURE: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or chemist. The things that I post to this site are usually experiments I do that may or may not work for me (I will always let you know which way) . Nothing I post is meant to treat any condition that you may have. You should always ask your own doctor's opinion on any condition that you may have. If you try anything from my site, you do so at your own risk. I'm an experimenter, always trying to make my own way. That's my thing. I'm happy if you find inspiration here. Life for me is always about creativity.