Sunday, June 20, 2010

Josh's Sunday Sampler: Apple Chippers

Josh wanted to combine two of his favorite flavors - apple and chocolate - in a cookie. We looked at a number of recipes, and decided to alter one from the Southern Heritage Southern Living (my favorite series) Cookie Jar cookbook. The original recipe was called Applesauce Cookies. We changed about 1/2 of the ingredients. He chose the name because it is like the Apple Dippers he enjoys from McDonald's.
Here is Joshua's Apple Chippers:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup applesauce (we used unsweetened)
2 cups all purpose flour
generous pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (we eyeballed)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (again, we estimated until there was enough for about 2-3 per cookie)
Cream butter in large mixing bowl; gradually add both sugars, beating well. Add egg; mix well
Combine soda and applesauce in a small bowl. Stir into the creamed mixture.
Mix flour, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl; add to creamed mixture, mixing slowly. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoons (yes, these are small) onto cooking sheet covered with parchment paper, or greased. Bake at 350-375F for 10 minutes. Remove from trays and cool on wax paper or on wire rack. Makes about 5 dozen.

These are lovely - moist, baked well, lovely hint of chocolate in each. We even used Owen's help making these early this morning before we head off to swim lessons.

Happy Father's Day to all. We will go on a picnic later, but we keep this holiday low key (see my Mother's Day post) as do most families who have been through infertility. Kyle loves his cookie gift today, and packed up some for his Dad also. My Father is going to be treated to Toy Story 3 this week for his gift - his request!
Enjoy your day.

1 comment:

Lee Jackson said...

Your Apple Chippers sound yummy. The recipe is similar to the one in my apple cookbook, From the Apple Orchard - Recipes for Apple Lovers, except mine uses raisins - I like the chocolate chip idea!

From one apple-lover to another,
Lee Jackson