If your family is anything like mine, you probably have apple picking on your fall to do list. Every year the my husband and I take the boys up to Romeo and pick bags and bags of apples. The boys, including my husband, are thrilled to eat apples straight from a tree. Then I get excited about all the baking possibilities!
We very often have more apples then we can eat. That's when the baking comes in. Making homemade applesauce is fairly simple. Just put a little juice or water in a sauce pan and simmer peeled and cut apples until you can easily smash.
Rather then just eat the applesauce as is, I came up with a delicious cookie recipe. Using applesauce gives cookies a great moist texture and fantastic flavor.
Applesauce Walnut White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup of natural unsweetened applesauce (homemade or store bought)
2 tbs water
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- Sift together dry ingredients-set aside
- Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy
- Add egg
- Slowly stir in dry ingredients
- Mix in applesauce and water
- Drop teaspoon sized dollops onto an ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake 12-15 minutes, until set and brown around the edges
- Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute
- Remove to cooling rack to finish cooling
This recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies
Cookies were best stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
All cookie recipes can be found on The Cookie A Day Challenge.