Occasionally I find myself baking in an attempt to save my own sanity and Friday was definitely one of those days. Neither one of the boys wanted to listen to a single thing I said or even attempt to take a nap all day long. I tried fun activities, snack time, Christmas themed shows/movies but the entire day was a losing battle. Finally around 3:00 I managed to settle the baby down for a nap long enough to mix together some cookie dough and got the toddler down shortly after that.
My saving grace was a nice batch of homemade cookies that I’ve named, you guessed it, Apple Pie Cookies. What I really wanted were some plain old oatmeal cookies but just a few days sooner my mom had given me two boxes of Quaker Apples and Cinnamon oatmeal, so I decided to spice things up a bit.
1 stick of butter.
1/3 cup applesauce.
1 cup brown sugar.
1/2 cup white sugar.
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla.
1 tsp salt.
1 tsp baking soda.
1 1/2 cups flour.
4 packets of Apples and Cinnamon oatmeal.
Dash of cinnamon.
Dash of nutmeg.
First, cream together your butter, vanilla and sugars until smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time.
Add in applesauce.
Then proceed with your dry ingredients and mix until the dough is consistent.
Get yourself a greased up cookie sheet and scoop the cookies onto the sheet. (This is where I topped each cookie with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar). Then throw your cookies in the oven for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
What’s so great about these cookies is that the oatmeal and the dehydrated apple pieces really add a lot of nutritional value. Plus the obvious, they’re delicious! Right now I’m dreaming about a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream so I can have my Apple Pie Cookies a la mode.