12 Sep 2012

Apple Snickerdoodles



I was walking through the aisles of the grocery store, when I see a sign on a box of cookies. It said "grab breakfast by the biscuits" Now this really jumped out at me. Breakfast? Down the cookie aisle? Impossible.

As soon as I payed for my groceries, I rushed home to make my own breakfast-y cookie. You may be thinking "Oh no Cathleen, what did you come up with now?"




I don't know about you, but I love the flavor of cinnamon in the morning. It warms the cockles of my...stomach. And I approve of cookies at any time of the day.

This actually turned out more like a pancake than a cookie. As in the texture. So the cookie as breakfast transition was smoother than I intended. Because who can say no to a portable pancake. I certainly can't.







What you'll need:
  
-8 tablespoons butter, melted
-2/3 cup brown sugar
-2/3 cup white sugar
-2 eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-2 tablespoons cornstarch
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
-2 small apples. peeled, cored and diced

-1/4 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and the vanilla.
    3.   In a separate bowl, combine the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until fully incorporated. Fold in the apples.
    4.   In a small bowl, combine cinnamon with 1/4 cup of sugar
    5.   Form little balls with the batter and dip the tops into the cinnamon sugar. Place on a lightly sprayed baking sheet.
    6.   Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.



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21 comments:

  1. I love the smell of cinnamon too! These look really delicious and convenient for breakfast on the go.

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  2. I, for one, will not mind waking up to the aroma of these wonderful cookies...

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  3. Portable cookie pancake with fruit? Got to love it! Apples are so IN right now too. Yes you have to make a soup, soon ;-)

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  4. Ohhhh Cathleen, I have those gems in my mind since summer, cant wait to try them out, Thank you for the recipe!

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  5. I'm all about cookies. And I'm all about pancakes, apples, and snickerdoodles too. Need I say more? This recipe sounds so very good! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. awesome idea to stuff snickerdoodles with apples! yum!

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  7. I need to warm the cockles of my stomach too! Looks terrific - never had a pan cakey cookie before. Really awesome recipe - thanks.

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  8. Ooh, what a great fall twist to this cookie!

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  9. perfect breakfast! I like cinnamon in many things and for any time of the day.. :)

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  10. Hi Cathleen! This sounds and looks amazing. Who can resist such a treat? Plus, it's a perfect start to your day :)

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  11. I am thinking 'oh no' but only because this is probably one of the most dangerously addictive cookies in the world ;)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  12. Yum...love the cinnamon smell coming out of the oven when baking!

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  13. I am called the cookie monster mama for a reason! I can just devour, well, oh, about a dozen of these in one go!

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  14. You baked this wonderful cookies, love it. I love the addition of apple in there.

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  15. I love cinnamon , too ! The addition of apples sounds great ! Yummy moreish cookies , Cathleen !

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  16. it's morning here now, pass me some of your portable pancakes! LOL!!

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  17. Portable pancakes sound like the BEST idea! I adore all things cinnamon...these sound amazing.

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  18. I don't care if you call it a pancake or a cookie, it looks delicious. I love cinnamon in the morning too. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Omg, i would love some of these in the mornings!

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  20. These look like absolutely delicious cookies - pieces of apples, cinnamon and nutmeg in cookies sound wonderful! Nice autumnal recipe!

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