Friday, November 30, 2012

maple glazed apple cookies

i'm on a roll!!!
pinterest success #2

i'm not a food blogger
nor do i aspire to be one
(obviously, considering the lack of food posts on this blog ;)
but i did think it would be fun to attempt one at some point in my life
so here it is!

like i said, pinterest was my source of inspiration
this time i made maple glazed apple cookies 
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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 25 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Vitamin A 2%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1%Iron 2%
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)

1 comment:

  1. They look delicious. Let's have coffee together. The best part of the post was the finger prints on the oven door.:) Mummsy