Thursday, September 12, 2013
Apple Cinnamon & Oatmeal Cookie with Cinnamon Frosting
Lady Behind the Curtain Monthly Challenge
This months Behind the Curtain Challenge was to use Apples and Cinnamon together. I had so many ideas--so little time. So I went with what else but a cookie. This is a basic oatmeal cookie with some yummy add-ins: cinnamon, nutmeg, chopped apples and walnuts. What an amazing combo! Now, the cookie was excellent as is. But I have a difficult time with 'as is'. I made a small batch of cinnamon butter cream frosting. Amazing. Cookie on steroids. I think you will love this. Thanks Cheryl for an fabulous challenge!
Apple Cinnamon & Oatmeal Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar (3.5 ounces)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon each: baking powder, baking soda, salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg--freshly grated
1 1/2 cups baby oats
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped--I used my Pampered Chef Chopper--it made nice small apple chunks, mix apple with 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 cups chopped walnuts--again I used the PC Chopper It makes quick work of anything chopped
Mix butter and sugars in Kitchen Aid and beat for about 3 minutes, add egg and vanilla and beat another minute.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices; stir well and add oats. Combine. Turn mixer down to low and sprinkle in dry ingredients, very gently combine. Don't over mix. Stir in apples and nuts.
Line sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium Pampered Chef Scoop scoop portions of dough on cookie sheets. You should get about 24 cookies.
Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes. I liked my cookie more done than less. Choose your favorite!
When cool swirl with:
Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting
1/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 tablespoons cream
Mix together in a bowl. Swirl on cooled cookies.
Inspired by Joy the Baker
Posted by Cindy at 7:00 AM