Cider Cookies: A Bite of Fall

Fall has officially come and all my favorite flavors are out! One of my favorite seasonal flavors is Apple Cider. So, I searched for a way to celebrate the flavors of apple cider in a sweet treat to mark fall’s arrival. That is how I came up with the wonderful idea of Cider Cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks or 1 cup room temperature of butter
  • 1/4 cup of boiled cider (which you can get here)
  • Apple Pie Spices:
    • 4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cardamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of sparkling sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Turbinado sugar

Instructions:

  1. Mix together spices for apple pie spice mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice mixture, and salt.
  4. In mixer, cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add boiled cider, molasses, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat until well combined.
  6. Let the dough cool in the fridge for 30 to 1 hour to stiffen. (Important step for not totally flat cookies)
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together sparkling sugar, turbinado sugar, and 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice mixture.
  8. Pull dough from fridge and scoop dough in medium sized balls onto baking sheets about 3 inches apart. Sprinkle top with sugar mixture generously.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, and then let cool for 10 minutes on the trays before transferring ti a rack to cool completely.

These cookies keep disappearing every time I bake them, and have been requested by friends as well. They are the perfect way to celebrate fall in a single sweet bite. Why not give them a try for yourself?

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