Apple Butter and Snickerdoodles

A tasty treat that’s easy to make completely from scratch.

If you’ve got some extra apples, making up apple butter is a simple task that can be done in the crock pot and stored for later use.  You can tweak the recipe to your tastes and also double or triple if you want to have extra – this recipe makes about a quart.

What You’ll Need:

6 apples (any variety will work) – peeled, cored, and sliced

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

1/4 cup of water

1/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

Place your apple slices in the crock pot and add in the cinnamon, sugars, and water.  Mix until everything is thoroughly coated.  Cover and cook on low for about four hours, stirring occasionally.

After 4-5 hours, pour the ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth.

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After this, you’ve got to try apple butter snickerdoodles, a delicious cookie that’s simple to mix up and bake once you’ve got the butter.

What You’ll Need:

3 cups of all purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup of butter

1 1/4 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

1/2 cup of apple butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Start by whisking together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.  Set this aside.

Mix the butter and sugar until smooth and then add in the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and apple butter.

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Gradually mix in the flour combination and work until just blended together.  One the dough is mixed together, it needs to be chilled.  Because of the amount of butter in the mixture, if you don’t chill it properly the cookies will spread a lot in cooking.  So, cover your completed dough with saran wrap and cool in the refrigerator for at least four hours.

You can leave the dough to cool overnight and finish in the morning.

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When you are ready to start baking, preheat your oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together about 1/4 cup of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl.

Take an ice cream scoop or small cookie scoop and create balls of your cookie dough.  Roll each thoroughly in the cinnamon/sugar mixture so that they are well coated with the mixture.

Place each ball on your cookie sheet and rechill any dough that isn’t used while your first batch is baking.

Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes and enjoy!

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