Friday, November 22, 2013

recipe: thanksgiving cookies


I am so in LOVE with these cookies that I spontaneously made the other day. They are super easy to make and the perfect little something for Thanksgiving but I think that these will taste amazing throughout the whole holiday season. Christmas cookies here we come!

Thanksgiving Cookies
What you need:
small apple
150g or 2/3 cups of sugar
150g or 2/3 cups of butter
1 egg
400g or 3 1/3 cups of flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt
1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of grated nuts
1 pinch each of clove and nutmeg 
100g or 3 table spoons of melted chocolate
sliced almonds

Start out by melting the butter on low heat. Mix together butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Take your small apple (you can also use more depending on how much you LOVE apples in cookies) and cut it into small pieces. I left the skin around the apple, because I love the colors that show up here and there in the cookies. Add the apple pieces to the dough before you slowly start adding the rest of the ingredients, flour last. Mix it until it turns into the typical cookie dough. If the dough is too sticky still add some more flour, if it is too thick add a little bit of milk if needed.

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 375°F while you form small balls of cookies and put them on oven trays that you lined with some baking paper. Make sure to leave enough room in between the cookies so they all end up nice and round. When the oven is preheated put the cookies in there for about 7-10 minutes - check in with them every now and then. You can either leave them in there until they are brown and crispy or take them out when they are crispy on the outside but still soft on the inside.

Let them cool off a little and while that is happening you just HAVE to try one. Aren’t they delicious already? Take your melted chocolate and apply a little bit to either all cookies or only a couple of them. Take your sliced almonds and place them on top of the chocolate forming a heart.
contributor post by: Lisa

3 comments:

  1. Mhmm these cookies looking so pretty and delicious. Great post.
    Happy friday.
    xo, Petra

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  2. These look so good! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  3. Look so good, i must try! go see my apple mugs cakes recipe on my blog : http://betheworldandbefree.blogspot.fr/2013/11/mug-cake-la-pomme-apple-mug-cake.html

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