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