Friday, October 14, 2011

Apple Molasses Cookies

Apple Molasses Cookies

These used to be my favorite cookies. I first posted them way back when this blog was just taking it's baby steps. They are great cookies, and I make them faithfully every Christmas cause they are one of those cookies that have become part of a food tradition in this house. They used to be my favorite.

Used to be. I think I have a new favorite now.

Hello Apple Molasses Cookies.

Hello spicy, sweet, just the right amount of chewiness cookies with an added bonus of diced apple in every bite. I adore these!

I adapted this recipe from one I found online at Tasty Kitchen from Coupon Clipping Cook. I changed it up from her original recipe. I omitted the pumpkin pie spice. I just didn't think it was right for this cookie. I also increased the amount of apple from 2 tablespoons to 1 small apple diced. I didn't think that 2 tablespoons was really going to be enough apple. I'm glad I increased the apple, cause my apple to dough ration was spot on. Just make sure to use a small apple and dice it finely.

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Apple Molasses Cookies
makes 32 cookies
3/4 cup butter, at room temp (1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg, room temp
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 small apple, peeled and finely diced
granulated sugar for rolling

Oven to 375.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add in the molasses and egg and mix until combined.

Sift together the  flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to to mixing bowl in small batches, about 1/3 cup at a time. Stir in the diced apple. Dough will be soft.  Chill for 20 - 30 minutes to make it easier to work with. Roll into 1 inch balls. I used my small cookie scoop. Place some granulated sugar in a bowl to roll the dough balls in. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake for 10 minutes. NO MORE, NO LESS! 10 minutes is the perfect amount of time for these cookies. Let them sit on the pan for 1 minute before removing them to a cooling rack.

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