Have you ever had the experience of one of your precious children forgetting to mention something like a class bake sale or party until the very last minute? Perhaps you are the forgetful one, and only remembered after dinner that you need to bring something to a potluck luncheon at work the next day.
Nobody wants to make a grocery run at eight o’clock at night, and yet, these things do happen. This recipe for Apple Cider Cookies is actually one that includes ingredients that many people have on hand most of the time. This can save you the hassle of having to run out for cookie supplies, and the cookies are delicious as well.
Apple Cider Cookies Recipe
- Medium-Sized Bowl
- Large bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Electric Mixer
- Ice Cream Scooper
- Wire whisk
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks Softened Butter
- 1 pc Egg
- 1 pc Small Apple
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider
- 2 tbsp Softened Butter
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar
- 3 tbsp Apple Cider
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, combine the butter with the brown sugar. Beat these ingredients together until they are creamy.
- Add in the egg and mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the bowl that holds the butter mixture. Mix well.
- On a small cutting board, chop the unpeeled apple into small bits. You basically want the pieces to be diced into half-inch pieces.
- Add the apples to the mixing bowl and stir well.
- Next, add the apple cider and mix it thoroughly. The mixture will be smooth and creamy at this point.
- Using a large scooper, (we basically used an ice cream scoop) spoon the dough onto a cookie sheet.
- Space the dough balls about 2 inches apart. These cookies will be quite large, but that’s half the fun!
- Bake the cookies for 18 to 20 minutes. They will begin to grow quite dark, but don’t worry. The brown sugar makes a darker cookie than those made with white sugar.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and use a spatula to scrape them off onto a plate or wire rack.
- Let the cookies cool for about half an hour before adding the icing.
- Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave for about 25 seconds.
- Remove the butter and place it into a medium-sized bowl.
- Using a wire whisk, combine the powdered sugar with the butter.
- Add the apple cider and whisk it well until the icing is slightly runny.
- Ice the completely cooled cookies, spreading the icing to the edges of the cookies.
- Let the cookies sit out until the icing hardens.
- When the icing gets hard on top, you can store them in a container with a tightly fitting lid.
April Freeman enjoys creating all kinds of recipes for her friends and family from her country kitchen in Middle Tennessee. She and her family raise beef cattle, chickens, and all sorts of fruits and veggies on their farm, and she specializes in featuring farm-fresh foods in the recipes that she creates and serves. April says that her slogan is “Are you hungry?” and she feels that one way of showing love and connecting with others is to serve delicious favorite foods to others. Her favorite thing to cook is pies of all kinds.