This apple spiced cookie is reminiscent of the flavors you would find in an apple pie; so warm and cozy. It’s perfect for a cold winter night, especially when that winter night is only 5 days away from Christmas! As of today, I have officially finished all of my Christmas shopping. Now all I need to do is wrap the gifts. I enjoy wrapping gifts at this time of year though. Wrapping gifts is almost therapeutic for me around Christmas. A fun Christmas movie on and a big cup of hot coffee while I wrap makes for a relaxing night. How do you feel about wrapping?
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¾ tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. allspice
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Fuji or Gala apple, coarsely grated
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 Tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and allspice in a medium bowl.
Combine melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs in a separate bowl; whisk until smooth. Stir in the grated apple and vanilla, then stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
Drop heaping tablespoonful’s of dough about 1 inch apart onto the prepared pans. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are just set around the edges. Transfer the pans to racks and let cool 5 minutes, then remove the cookies to the racks to cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the glaze: Whisk the confectioner’ sugar and milk in a bowl. Drizzle the glaze on the cookies and let set.
*Recipe is courtesy of Food Network*