Friday, October 18, 2013

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #58: Apple Crisp Cookies

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

The linky is at the bottom.

I have been wanting to attempt this recipe for a while. However, every time we bought apples to make these cookies the children would finish the apples before I could get a chance to make the cookies. It worked out well, as I tend to like making apple recipes in the fall anyway.  Really, all I did to create this recipe is I substituted chopped apple for chocolate chips, added cinnamon, and sprinkled on a apple crisp topping.

Cookie Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs cinnamon
2 cups chopped apples

After we softened the butter in the microwave, we creamed it with the shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. 

We set that mixture aside and combined the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Then we added the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. I chopped the apples and we stirred them in. It actually didn't take 3 apples to get 2 cups of chopped apples, but I wasn't sure how many it would take when I took the first picture. It will depend on the size of the apples how many you will need. 2 medium apples will probably be sufficient. 

Here's the dough, all mixed and ready to bake.

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup butter, melted 

We melted the butter in the microwave and added it to the rest of the ingredients. Then we stirred it all together.

Drop by Tbs onto cookie sheet and flatten a bit. I tried using a spoon, a fork and my fingers. This was a little tricky, but it needs to be spread out a bit to add the topping. 

Sprinkle 1 tsp of topping on each cookie.

Bake in a 375° oven for 9-10 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer to counter to cool completely.

So cool, my recipe was featured on Delicious Dish Tuesday!!
Full Time Mama

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

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Blog Post Hop

Growing Up Gardner

Happy Go Lucky

Full Time Mama

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Tempt My Tummy at Blessed with Grace
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. Thanks for hosting and for reminding me about your linkup. I definitely need the reminder. :-) Thanks, also, for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Your cookies look delicious.

  2. Visiting from Delicious Dish Tuesday. These look so delicious! Love the topping.

  3. Wow, these look SO good! I have everything I need to make these. Must try them! Pinned! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday! <3

  4. Thanks for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  5. I'm featuring these this week on DDT! Thanks so much for sharing them! :)

  6. Looks great, I love new apple recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Those look absolutely delicious!

  8. Our apple cookies are a little different. We'll have to try yours. I love the crumble topping!

  9. That sounds so yummy. We need an apple cookie recipe for this weekend. I will try this!


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