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Saturday
Nov152014

Appledoodles (Snickerdoodle Cookies with an Apple Twist)

At what point do I rename this website to reflect my obsession with all things apple? Actually, this might be my last apple-related post for a while. There are too many other recipes that need to be made, eaten and shared. Plus, can you believe Thanksgiving is coming up so quickly? What recipes would you like to see on here before then? Mashed potaoes? Pecan bars? Creamed corn? My favorite suggestion (left in comments below - please provide an email address!) might just receive a little something from me in the mail.

This twist on the delicious snickerdoodle cookie is pretty delicious, if I do say so. Before you wrap up your apple-love for the season, whip up a batch!

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Mix well and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla. 

Mix until creamy and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until combined.

Add grated apple (approximately 1 large).

Mix well.

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.

Mix well. Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture until fully coated.

Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. 

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. The cookies will be puffy when they come out of the oven. Give them a few minutes to cool and flatten (if you can stand the wait) and enjoy!

Ok, now what Thanksgiving-related recipe should my next post be about? 

Appledoodles (Snickerdoodle Cookies with an Apple Twist)

Add a touch of apple to your snickerdoodles!

Serves: 28

Total time: 30 min

Appledoodles (Snickerdoodles with an Apple Twist)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large apple, peeled and shredded (approximately 1 cup shredded)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and salt. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Gradually add the flour mixture until combined. Fold in the shredded apples.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix well. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls using the palms of your hands. Roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated and place onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 11 to 12 minutes. Cookies will look puffy when done. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes and serve or store, covered.

 

 

Saturday
Nov082014

Apple French Toast Bake (overnight or make and bake!)

I don't know what is going on with me. I haven't been this obsessed with apples, or any food for that matter, ever. The last ten or twelve apples from our recent orchard outing screamed at me today: Use me! I ran them through our juicer and after taking six huge gulps of fresh apple juice (SO DELICIOUS!), I turned the rest into a spiced cider. Recipe to come!

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Saturday
Nov012014

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Are there support groups that exist for individuals with apple addictions? I acquired two more huge bags of apples (this time not from the secret orchard) and I have been salivating over the possibilities. So far today I have made three apple recipes. One of them I had never made before and I'm super excited about sharing it! I have grand plans to attempt three more new recipes tomorrow. We'll see how that pans out.

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Saturday
Oct252014

Crockpot Pork Loin with Apples

If I could eat this weather with a giant spoon, I would. It makes me happy. It's been saving me, through a really tiring and busy time. I keep saying to Dan, "Please tell me we're going to survive this stretch!" Thankfully he parrots me with a genuine tone.

We made this pork loin a few weeks ago and the two of us literally ate almost the entire batch in one sitting. The meat was tender and infused with an apply-oniony flavor. We are hoping to get to an apple orchard tomorrow and if we do, this will be on the menu again very soon. 

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Friday
Oct172014

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

I spent much-needed quality time with my two monkeys today. Dan was working and I was not (yay! yippee! hooray!). It felt really really good. I kissed on my sweet lil' Sammy so much that he banned me. "No more kisses today, Mommy. Ok...just ONE more today and only TWO tomorrow." I love those boys to pieces! Even when they are pouring water out of the tub and spilling entire plates of food onto the floor.

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