I always feel like apple season officially begins when school starts. And I start getting daily cravings for all things apple – at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course – dessert. Last night for instance, I was really craving apple pie, but 7pm just seemed too late in the day to start rolling out pie dough, so I opted to make cookies instead. I wanted a cookie that had a chewy texture with lots of a cinnamon-ey apple pie flavor. Oo0h better yet, a snickerdoodle, with a fresh apple taste! Appledoodles – chewy, apple-cinnamon cookies!
These appledoodle cookies are exceptionally good! My son paid me the highest praise – after being tucked in to bed for like 15 minutes, he got out of bed and came back downstairs and said, “Mom, I just keep thinking about those cookies. What are they called again? They were just so good. You’re a great cooker.” 🙂
So if you too want to gain some serious praise and be considered a “great cooker” by your friends and family, you should definitely make these one day soon!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan or dairy butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 Granny Smith Apple, grated
- 1 tablespoon or so of milk, depending on moisture in apples you might need more or less (dairy, coconut or almond will all work fine)
- 1 scant cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup white flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the sugar and butter. Add in the vanilla and grated apple. Stir until combined.
- To the wet ingredients, add whole wheat flour, white flour, salt and baking powder. Work the dry ingredients into the apple mixture. If you find that the dough is too dry and isn't coming together, it's just that your apple was lacking a little moisture. Add 1 - 2 tablespoons of milk to the dough.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Roll each ball into the sugar mixture and place about an inch apart on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let them rest for another minute or so before taking them off the pan and placing them on a wire rack to cool.
Hope you all enjoy this recipe!