Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oatmeal Apple Cookies with Dried Cranberries and Cider Glaze



 I can finally get to some Fall Baking, now that Scott's Party is over, and I have more time to bake I have appples and cider calling my name. I love making cookies with rolled oats, which amp up the nutrtion and chew factor.  Add in chopped apples and dried cranberries  dressed up with a Cider Glaze, and you have a a soft, chewy cookie that screams and tastes of Fall. These cookies are good by themselves,  even if you don't want to put a glaze on them, You can make these to fill up your cookie jar, and your cookie monsters will thank you.


 These cookies keep in covered container for awhile, if you have any left.  I have always had trouble with my oatmeal cookies spreading too much, until I started refrigerating the dough for several hours, or even overnight,  Also, lining your baking sheets with parchment paper, and using a cookie scoop, helps as well. Now, I don't get alien shaped cookies, but cookies that are somewhat round.  Do you refrigerate your cookie dough before baking?  These are just a few of my cookie baking tips.  No matter how your cookies are shaped, they will taste soo good.  Enjoy!



Oatmeal Apple Cookies with Dried Cranberries and Apple Cider Glaze

 Adapted from Quaker Oats

Ingredients:
·        1/2 C (1 stick) butter, plus 6 Tbsp
·        1 C firmly Packed Brown Sugar
·        1/2 C Granulated Sugar
·        2 Eggs
·        1 tsp Vanilla
·        1 1/2 C All-Purpose Flour
·        1 Tsp Baking Soda
·        1 Tsp Cinnamon
·        1/2 Tsp Salt (optional)
·        3 C Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)
·        1 C Dried Cranberries
·        1 C finely chopped apples- I used Zestar apples

Directions:
1.                 Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.                 Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
3.                 Add eggs, and vanilla; beat well.
4.                 Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
5.                 Stir in oats and chopped apples, dried cranberries mix well.
6.                 Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
7.                 Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
8.                 Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire ra
9.                 Glaze cookies with Apple Cider glaze when completely cool.

Apple Cider Glaze
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp apple cider, or more

Combine powdered sugar and apple cider, until desired consistency

I linked up my recipe to Brandie's The Weekend Potluck #138  
 
    
 

2 comments:

  1. I really like that extra glaze on top, makes these cookies even more indulgent :D
    YUM!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  2. Uru,
    Yes, the glaze on the cookies dresses up the plain oatmeal cookie, worthy of anyone's cookie jar.

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