I hadn’t been doing much baking lately, but I re-sparked my love for baked goods with my recent banana oat loaf, so when I found myself with some apples sitting in my fruit bowl I decided they needed to find their way into something baked as well, so cookies it was! With cinnamon as the natural partner to apples I knew it needed to be part of the plan, and then threw in some walnuts for their crunch factor, and then I was away!
I made them fairly large so they are nice and fluffy on the inside, but if you prefer them more crunchy then you can make them a little smaller and the edges will crisp up nicely.
This recipe is adapted somewhat from here
- 2 medium apples
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1tsp vanilla
- 2.5 cups plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 2tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup walnuts
- Cinnamon sugar (for dusting)
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Grate the apples and set aside
- Beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl until well combined
- Add the egg and beat to combine, then stir in the apple and vanilla
- In a separate bowl mix together the dry ingredients then fold into the butter mixture in two batches
- Fold in the walnuts
- Spoon onto baking trays and bake for 15-20 minutes (depending on how large you made them), until the tops are lightly golden
- While still warm sprinkle with cinnamon sugar then leave to cool on a wire rack
These cookies go perfectly with a mid-morning cup of tea or coffee, but I wouldn’t judge if you grabbed one for breakfast either! The sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top really makes them, and the little bursts of fruit and crunch of the walnuts just makes for a winning combination.
What have you been baking recently?