and i will go ahead and take this time to confess that i ate waaayyy too many
but at only 77 calories a cookie, i don't feel to bad ;)
first there were apples to be chopped
then there was butter, sugar, and maple flavoring to cream
eggs, spices and flour to add
all mixed into a battery goodness
and then, of course, the apples :)
i'm a sucker for anything apple, and these did not disappoint!
now i know that rugged and rustic is all the rage right now when it comes to baking
but i'm a uniform type person
i like all my cookies to be the same size
so i always use a cookie scoop when i dip out my cookies
cute, round, and uniform :)
well, mostly round anyways
as i now have a toddler in the house, i also have little girl fingerprints all over my oven door :)
and last but not least, the maple glaze
Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies
½ cup butter, softened (4 oz or one stick) 1 cup brown sugar ¼ cup milk 2 cups flour 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cloves 1 tsp baking soda 2 cups chopped apple
1 T melted butter 1 cup powdered sugar ¼ tsp maple flavoring 2-3 T milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light in color, about 1-2 minutes. Add egg and milk; stir to combine. Add remaining dry ingredients (except apple) and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the apples. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 for about 10-12 min or until tops don't look wet anymore.
To make the glaze, whisk together all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. When the cookies have cooled for a few minutes, drizzle each cookie with glaze.
*the only changes i made to this original recipe was to add 1/2 teaspoon of maple flavoring to both the batter and to the glaze.
now, i'm one of those people who likes to have the nutritional information to go go with my recipes, so here it is if you're interested.
Serving Size 25 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Nutrition Grade C-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
(this is based on 40 cookies, as that is how many this recipe made for me)
so after doing lots of web browsing and reading and looking at other possible blog sites, i figured out what to do :)
i had seriously considered moving to wordpress, but was saddened by the thought if not having my blog posts all at one place
i thought about paying for the extra space, but wasn't sure i wanted to be paying $25-$50 a year for the rest of my life
here's the secret: if your pictures are under 2048x2048 pixels, they do not count against your available space! yay! and yay for batch resizing in photoshop!
(for those of you reading this on my xanga site, this of course does not apply...i always just copy and paste my posts over from blogger to make it easier for those of you who have xanga accounts ;)
so here is a bit of what's been going on in this northern part of the world:
*it is currently -14C outside with a realfeal of -23C (i am not cool w/ this)
*Bump took her first step last week, and began walking this week!!! she is so proud of herself :)
*my first turkey is currently brining in the refrigerator for a Thanksgiving dinner tonight. i'm nervous.
*Macy (my car) now has snow tires and is not impressed w/ the fact that she looks like she is running around on 4 spare tires...or maybe i'm the one who is not impressed...dave says it's good for my pride ;)
*the guys were able to shingle our roof in the nick of time as the snow is now a permanent fixture
*i love our new siding! although it's still not quite done
*i have decided that the best baby advice i was ever given was to teach my baby to self soothe! i am in love w/ full nights of uninterrupted sleep! i think Brighton is as well ;)
*last weekend i sold over 600 whoopie pies at a craft show. i made 13 different kinds - apple pie, banana bread, pumpkin spice, classic chocolate, birthday cake, mint chocolate chip, lemon, red velvet, chocolate peanut butter, brown sugar oatmeal, chocolate chip cookie, inside out, and double chocolate.
*my birthday was november 11 and my hubby made it such a special weekend with an overnight getaway sans baby! i love him :)
*this weekend we are going to Winnipeg to do some Christmas shopping. it's strange how a 5 hr. trip to go shopping has now become quite normal.
and now for the resized pictures:
Munchers and her very tall giraffe from Timeless Toys
the only snapshot i managed during my bday getaway
sellin' whoopie pies!
my poor little Macy and her snow tires :(
but at least we don't slip and slide!
i love having Thanksgiving twice a year!
it's definitely one of the biggest advantages of living in Canada ;)