Baking is definitely a passion who takes time. You can’t bake if you are in a hurry of if you just have 5 minutes to indulge yourself.
It will be great to have all the time in the world to do those delicious treats we all love, but I’m certainly convinced that you can bake fantastic cookies with only half an hour. Yes! you heard (read) right! only half an hour for great cookies.
You might be wondering, how the heck I could do this?… Oh well! here is the story. Jess is the master mind behind “A Lot On Your Plate” blog. Another sweet tooth and organization victim, so our dear Jess came up with a great idea, and is hosting the first ever “Use what you’ve got” bake-off! How great is that?
Long story short, we have to prepare a simple, delicious, easy to make and non time consuming recipe. This 1st bake-off theme is: COOKIES!!!
So I got all excited, and dived into my fridge and kitchens cabinets to check what I have… mm I wanted to keep it simple, I was thinking apples and oatmeal involve, my very favorite cookies. But I wanted to give them a twist so instead of oatmeal, I grabbed my Dry Fruits & Oats cereal. I love it! its like a loose granola with dried raisin, coconut, banana, nuts and Oats. Very healthy and organic.
This cookie dough recipe, took me no time! Imagine that I was doing the laundry and vacuum at the same time!
I hope this yummy cookies make me win the Bake-off (fingers-crossed)
So here is the recipe:
Dry Fruits & Oats cereal Apple Cookies
makes about 15 cookies
Preparation time: 15 min
Baking time: 12 – 15 min
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cups of oatmeal & dried fruits cereal
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 red apple cut in small dice
- 2 tablespoons milk
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat or in the microwave, melt the butter. Set aside and let cool.
In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, Dry Fruits & Oats cereal and cinnamon, Mix until well combined. Set aside
In a large bowl add the butter and whisk in sugars, stirring until smooth. Then, add in the egg and vanilla, whisking until smooth and creamy.
Little by little (3 parts) begin to stir in dry ingredients, with a rubber spatula or using your hands if necessary to bring dough together.
Incorporate the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time and and fold the dough.
Optional: Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Line up your baking pan cover with a a nonstick baking sheet. Using an ice cream scoop, a spoon or your hands, form medium size flat dough disks. Grab a few apple dices and push them into the dough. Place the dough disks on the baking pan, with about 2 inches separation.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until bottoms and edges are golden.
Let cool and enjoy them with a glass of milk.
I sprinkle them with melted toffee (caramel). Yumm is all I can say.
I hope you like this super easy and quick cookies, as much as I do!