Cookie 16 – Apple Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Yes, this recipe is almost identical to Cookie #15 – Pumpkin Spice Cookies. When you’re making fifty-two different cookies, there are bound to be some similarities from time to time. That, and I had a 3-pack of varying fruit butters from Louisburg Cider Mill I needed to work through. Plus, it’s winter and all I can think about is the spices used in apple pie and pumpkin treats.

Apple Spice Cookies

Rating: 31

20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

30 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen

Apple Spice Cookies

Use apple butter and honey in this Apple Spice Cookies Recipe. An easy fall or winter cookie recipe for fans of apple butter and apple pie spices.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 8.5-ounce jar of apple butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the unsalted butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add apple butter and honey.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient mixture in two parts.
  6. Use a cookie scoop or spoons to drop into rounded balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet with spatula and cool on drying rack.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting for Cookies

5 minutes

Yield: 1-2 cups frosting

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Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting for Cookies

Quick and easy whipped cream cheese frosting that's great on cookies. This recipe for cream cheese cookie frosting does not harden.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Recipe Directions

  1. Whip the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract together just until blended.
  2. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time and whip like crazy.
  3. Whip it. Whip it good.

 

 

Cookie 11 – Apple Butterscotch Cookies

My little brother is deploying to Afghanistan, so I’m re-starting the 52 Cookies Project! Here’s my new recipe for apple butterscotch cookies! I started with a super basic cookie dough recipe and added in finely diced honeycrisp apples (my husband’s favorites) and some butterscotch chips. It makes about 3 dozen cookies. As always, to get those beautiful, perfectly round cookie dough balls I use this delightful cookie scoop.

Apple Butterscotch Cookies

Rating: 41

15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

24 minutes

Yield: 3 Dozen

Apple Butterscotch Cookies

Use fresh, crisp apples and butterscotch chips in this Apple Butterscotch Cookies. An easy cookie recipe for fans of honeycrisp apples and butterscotch.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup), softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups apples, finely diced
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment pa per.
  2. Mix the softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar on a low speed until well-blended.
  3. Add the corn syrup, vanilla extract and egg and blend until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add half to the cookie batter at a time and mix just until incorporated.
  5. Add the finely diced apples and butterscotch chips (amounts are flexible) and mix to incorporate.
  6. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls of butterscotch apple cookie dough onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes.
  8. When you pull them out of the oven, let them sit for about 1 minute, then promptly remove them with a spatula and cool them completely on a wire rack.

Pear Oatmeal Bake and Stuffed Apples

I’m a sickie-face today. Woke up with tummy troubles. I’m just now getting around to eating, and I need to eat things that will be easy on my poor tummy. Here’s what I had in the house. I set out to make pear oatmeal bake, but I also had two apples to use up so I stopped baking about halfway through to stuff some of the pear oatmeal bake into the apples so I can eat them at the office tomorrow.

Pear Oatmeal Bake Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 up brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 2 diced pears
  • (Plus several apples with the cores cut out if you want to stuff them, OR you can slice them up with the pears and toss it in with the oatmeal bake!)
Pear Oatmeal Bake Recipe Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cake pan with non-stick spray if you like (optional). In a large bowl, stir together the oats, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, yogurt and pears. Spread evenly in your cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until it’s set. I stopped mine about 20 minutes through to stuff my two little apples, and then popped them both back in for the last 20 minutes. If you’re stuffing your apples from the beginning, you can skip the cake pan entirely and just stuff your apples right away.

Cookie Recipe 6: Apple Spice Cookies

Apple Spice Cookies. Ridiculously. Good. Cookies.

I made these for my younger brother’s going away party this weekend. I know this blog is about baked goods, but if I could take a moment to say a few words about my brother… My brother is 22, and recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. He leaves next week for basic training at Fort Jackson (where my parents-in-law just happen to be)! As many of you know, my husband just returned from Afghanistan, and that deployment was what inspired me to start Fifty-Two Cakes to pass the time. It was hard at first to find out that as soon as I got my husband home, my only brother would be leaving for the Army. But as difficult as it is, I must say how incredibly proud of him I am. He has wanted this for a long time, and he took the initiative to change his life for the better and enlist in the Army to pursue what he really wants to do. I have always been so proud of my baby brother, and so excited to see what he would become. Cody, I hope you find everything you are looking for in the Army and get to do what you are truly passionate about – we are so proud of you and we love you!

So I had some organic apples in my box this week from KC Door to Door Organics. I can think of no better item to work into an apple cookie recipe. After from my KitchenAid, the Fruit and Vegetable Chopper is the second best gift my husband has ever gotten me. It’s kind of funny that I saw this thing on an infomercial in a hotel and then my husband got it for me. I use this thing weekly, at least. It made chopping up the apples for this apple spice cookie recipe take no time and I had perfectly evenly sized apple chunks. And of course, once again I used my cookie scoop and got perfectly sized apple spice cookies.

Apple Spice Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups diced apple (about 2 apples)
Apple Spice Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In your kitchen mixer, beat the shortening, brown sugar, egg and milk together with the paddle attachment until thoroughly blended. Mix together the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and flour in a separate bowl, and add it to the mixer gradually. At the end, add the walnuts, raisins and apples. Don’t like nuts? Use a full cup of raisins. Don’t like raisins? Use a full cup of walnuts. Don’t like either? Skip ’em. I don’t care. Bake at about 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Recipe makes about 3 dozen (36) apple cinnamon cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
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A Few Things I Baked Recently

These are just a few things I’ve made recently. Thought I’d share. Can’t wait till my husband comes home from Afghanistan in two weeks and actually gets to spend some time at home in Kansas City once in a while so I can have someone to share all this deliciousness with!

New York Cheesecake with Mixed Berries – This I made for a colleague at work who did an excellent job on a logo project and mockups for a website I manage. He’s a very talented designer and Kansas City photographer and you should all check out his work. He and his team are very deserving of this delicious cheesecake. The cheesecake is the same as my Raspberry Thin Mint Cheesecake recipe, just using a graham cracker crust and topping with mixed berries instead of raspberry sauce.

Lemon Meringue Pie – This was made for my brother’s birthday. It is from my mother-in-law’s Debutant Lemon Meringue Pie recipe. I did not make the crust due to time limitations, but I was really pleased with the outcome. It helps to have someone travel with you when you’re transporting it though so it doesn’t slide around on the floor of your car in a cake carrier! (Oops.) Was still every bit as delicious as it looks.

Goat Cheese, Swiss Chard and Pear Pizza – I got the organic Swiss chard and organic pears from KC Door to Door Organics, and was ecstatic when I found a way to use them together. This recipe came from their site and the whole wheat crust came from the frozen section in Whole Foods, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I did double all the toppings on the same amount of crust, and used a mandolin to slice my pears instead of doing matchsticks, though. I’ll get 4 meals out of this!

Baked Apple Chips – I made these baked apple chips using three apples I got in my KC Door to Door Organics box this week. I followed this recipe and added some cinnamon and cloves. They are ridiculously sweet and flavorful, and looking back I’ll probably skip the cloves next time and just stick to cinnamon. Cloves are wonderful, but so incredibly overpowering. It’s easy to cross the line and I think I did a bit. Nothing a good glass of milk can’t fix. These baked apple chips are so crisp and flavorful and a wonderful mostly-healthy snack.

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