Friday, November 4, 2011

Another Really Good Cookie and Another Really Fun Sign

"Another really good cookie" means trouble here.  It means Mark and I can't stop eating them!  I do love to share cookies, but sometimes I'm not fast enough to get them out of the house.  A couple days ago I made the "Spiced Apple Cookie", which I found via Pinterest.  I loved them. 

Then Mark said, could you make an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie but replace the raisins with diced apples? Sure can!

Here's the cookie recipe. I don't give instructions on how to actually "mix the ingredients", such as the order, you can follow any cookie recipe or just start mixing as the ingredients are listed:

1 cup butter (2 cubes)
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla flavoring (or extract)
2 large eggs
2 cups quick cook oatmeal (uncooked)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup diced apples (peeled, cored first)
*if desired: 1 cup chopped walnuts

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.   Mix the ingredients as a cookie dough.  Drop by rounded tablespoons, spacing evenly.   (On Silpat matt, or greased cookie sheet.)  Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool cookies,  then enjoy!

I use a Silpat baking matt--you must get!  I have four, so I can make lots of cookies quickly, if I need to.  Also, when I make gingerbread houses for a Gingerbread House Making Party here, the Silpat matts make the baking so much easier.  I bought mine at our local Fred Meyer store, when they had a BOGOF (buy one get one free) sale.  You can find them online as well, such as here at Amazon.

We've working on making rustic layered board signs.  Here's a couple examples. 
"GRATITUDE:  turns what we have into enough."

"House Rules: 1. Be KIND 2. Always follow rule #1."

These are listed in my Etsy shop here (GRATITUDE) and here (House Rules).

Today I'm going to make and can applesauce and apple butter. I'm still all about apples right now!

Don't forget to change your clocks tomorrow night:  Fall Back! 

Have a blessed weekend,
      Hugs, Heidi



Amy said...

I don't have any more wall space or I would snap up your Gratitude sign right away. How wonderful! I love the rustic look.


Danielle said...

I love the gratitude sign. Perfect. I need one1 I am featuring this on Blissful and Domestic Facebook page tonight:>

Attic Clutter said...

oh yummy thanks for sharing will save you to my favorites(:)