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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Creating Through LIFE said...

I've been looking for an apple cookie recipe. I'm going to try these this weekend. Have you ever tried grating the apple?

A Feast for the Eyes said...

These are gorgeous! I love your changes, and wouldn't change a thing. These are perfect for fall. Welcome back, and I trust you had a great vacation?

Becki's Whole Life said...

I love to hear that a recipe is someone's favorite! Molasses cookies with all the spice is a favorite of mine and I love the apple in this. Yum!

CouponClippingCook said...

Love your version of this recipe. These cookies sound and look delicious! Your pictures are beautiful too! I'm glad you found the recipe on TK. Great job!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Another yummy one to print - thank you! Enjoy the remainder of your weekend :) -Tammy

hometown girl said...

these look amazing! i'm going to make some for the kiddos this week! thanks for sharing, hope you are well! susan

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

They look delicious!
Pinned them on Pinterest so i can remember to try them!

Sarah said...

I made these, they were amazing! These are perfect fall cookie and you probably have the ingredients already on hand