Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple Cobbler Cookies

I love fall! It's my favorite season. I love the colors, the smell, the crisp chilly air, the need to wear a hoodie sweat shirt, pumpkins, piles of leaves, football, hot chocolate... My list could go on and on. I also love eating apple desserts in the fall. I always associate caramel apples with Halloween. When I was a kid one of my favorite books was the Trick or Treat Berenstain Bears book. I remember at the end of the book that the little bears ate caramel apples and I was always jealous.  So eating caramel apples and cooking with apples in the fall has become one of my favorite things that I don't do enough of.

Apple Cobbler Cookie
This week I decided to make Apple Cobbler Cookies from The Ultimate Shortcut Cookie Book by Camilla Saulsbury.  The cookies are delicious! They taste like little apple pies in cookie form. These are super easy and quick to make.  Shhh! The secret ingredient is Pillsbury sugar cookie dough! How easy is that! I had to give them away just so I wouldn't eat them all!

Happy Baking!

Apple Cobbler Cookies

1 roll sugar cookie dough, room temperature
1 cup peeled, finely chopped Granny Smith Apple (1 large apple)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
2 T butter, melted

1. Put room temperature cookie dough in mixing bowl. Add the apple, pecans, and 1 t cinnamon. Mix well with mixer or with wooden spoon.  Chill mixed dough for 1 hour in refrigerator or for 25 minutes in freezer.  
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. After dough has chilled, roll dough into 1 inch balls. In a separate bowl combine brown sugar, oats, 1 t cinnamon, and melted butter in a small bowl.  Roll each ball into crumb mixture until well coated.  Place balls on cookie sheet.
3.  Bake cookies for approximately 10-13 minutes or until cookie is firm to the touch and crumb mixture begins to brown.  Let cookies cool.

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