Thursday, 1 October 2009
Autumn apple cookies
This year there are too many apples everywhere. My colleagues bring apples to our office, my friends pick apples in their gardens and share them with us. The majestic apple flavour mixes up with the fallen leaves smell and reminds us that autumn is coming.
In my mind the apple flavour is always associated with autumn. Farmers' markets which offer all sorts of apples, an apple garden near my friend's country house and surely apple pies!
One day when I was sitting in the office, drinking my green tea and trying to wake up two of my colleagues came to me with a smile.
- What if we bring some apples to you? Can you bake something with them, please?
Surely! I like apple pastry and I just love to bake!
Next day I saw a box full of apples in our office. Some of my colleagues wanted to make fun and put a list of paper near it. "Exchange! Take an apple and put some bread, cheese or an egg inside" - that what was written on it;)
What I was going to bake? Apple cookies, undoubtedly!
Firstly, the reciepe is very simple. Secondly, I can easiely bring them to the office.
And finaly, it is just veeeeery tasty!
These cookies are very soft and even if you are not fond of cookies, you will like them.
Sweet pastry goes well with sourish apples, and spices - I always add a lot of cinnamon and ground nutmeg - make a wonderful taste and flavour!
I put some more ingredients this time, as I planned to take some cookies to the office and also wanted to give Y. some. That was the good idea - when the cookies were ready, we ate at least third of them!
For 25 pieces:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soft butter
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 apples, cut into small pieces
1. Preheat the oven at 390 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl mix together flour, spices, salt and baking powder. Set aisde.
3. In another bowl whisk together butter and sugar. Mix well, then add an egg.
4. Add the flour mixture, stiring until just homogeneous.
5. Add the apple pieces.
6. Place 1 tsp of dough for each cookie onto the baking sheet, making sure to keep them about 2 inches apart.
7. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Let them cool a little on racks or eat warm.