December 21, 2010

Apple SINnamon cookies!

Apples and Cinnamon are like babies and pacifiers...sometimes they are better when they are together!! 
I searched and searched for a good cinnamon apple cookie or muffin and i found this gem. PS... please don't forget to sprinkle the top with a little cinnamon for a dash of something extra!! 
Apple Cinnamon Cookie
(photo and original recipe from joy the baker) 
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter , softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup oats, old fashioned or quick cooking
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
generous pinch fresh grated nutmeg
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 medium apple, peeled, diced small (i used a granny smith apple)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1. preheat to 350 degrees   
2. Peel and dice the apple and toss with lemon juice.  
3. Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg and the vanilla extract and beat until blended.
4. Whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.  Add to the butter and egg mixture slowly beating on low speed until just incorporated.  Stir in the walnuts and apple chunks last.
Bake  10 - 14 minutes   Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.   Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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