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


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

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

  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 ;-)

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Choc Chip Uru

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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


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