“We cannot choose everything simultaneously. We live in danger of becoming paralysed by indecision, terrified that every choice we make might be the wrong one…”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
When life gives you apples…make apple spice cookies!
It’s autumn, and cinnamon is in the air – there is zero excuse to not.
No apples on hand? Then that’s actually perfect – These apple spice soft cookies only require apple sauce. The result is a batch of chunky soft, cookies infused with hints of Bramley apple – and balanced out with the unmistakable nuttiness of crunchy peanut butter (which knows no seasons). The sweet icing then drapes the final touches of spice over these hot-from-the-oven, freshly baked beauties…
And they will smell so good…So, soo good…
Apple cookies + milky (CHAI!!) tea = pure heaven.
I wrapped these up for my friends and handed them out while they were working on their welcome fair stands at Uni. (You know I love you if I share my cookies with you…) And they all sent me a bunch of text messages soon after, just to say what a blissful break they provided during this one helluva one crazy day. The peanut butter makes them pretty filling; so they make a pretty good breakfast as well as a snack! (Try them with a spoonful of yogurt and you will never want anything else for breakfast again).
- 1 C flour
- 1 C quick cook rolled oats
- ½ C soda
- 1/2 C softened salted butter
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- 1 egg
- ¼ C sugar
- ½ C brown sugar
- ½ C apple sauce
- 1 tbsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste/extract
- Optional: butterscotch chips?!
- ½ C brown sugar
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 C icing sugar
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste/extract
- For the cookies: Start by creaming the sugars + butter. Add the vanilla, apple sauce and the peanut butter. Combine well, adding the egg last. Do not overbeat: you will end up with cakey cookies if you do.
- Combine these wet ingredients with the flour, soda, and spices.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before shaping into balls and baking in a pre-heated oven at 350/180* for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges have turned golden brown. Cool for a few minutes in the oven, transfer to a wire rack and wait until they are completely cooled before icing (contrary to what I said at the beginning of this post).
- For the icing: pour the sugars into a mixing bowl. Add the butter, melted and mix with a fork. Add the milk and vanilla – using more milk if necessary. Use a spoon to drizzle over the cookies. This might get messy…
Enjoy the weekend lovely people! <3