Easy Apple Crumble Cookies and giving thanks to fellow bloggers!

Making apple pie from scratch can be pretty time consuming, although it is my all time favorite American dessert.  When apples are in season in the Fall, I always enjoy making pies.  Peeling and coring the apples, making the pie crust, baking it for about an hour, gets this gal a tad impatient.  I get restless and eager, waiting to sample the  goodness and wholesomeness as soon as the oven bell dings.  Apple crumble or apple and pear crisp are also cold weather fruit desserts that I enjoy immensely.  Now, Sridevi@coconutcraze came up with a great substitute that she created with similar ingredients, only they are cookies and you wouldn’t feel so bad eating about 2 of them.  The best part?   It takes about half the time to put together.   It was downright yummy, it had all the makings of an apple pie, but in a bite-sized portion! Take a look around Sridevi’s blog site and enjoy some of her delicious recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 big apple chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • a generous grating of nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  1. In a pan lightly dry roast oats. (I find that this improves its taste.)
  2. Grease a large baking tray and set aside.
  3. Cook chopped apple, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg powder in a heavy bottom pan until apple turns soft.
  4. Remove the pan and add brown sugar and stir to dissolve it.
  5. Mix oats, all purpose flour and salt in a bowl and add warm apple mixture.
  6. Stir until everything holds together.
  7. Take one of the measuring cups (1/4 0r 1/3 ) and grease it.
  8. Put a small ball of the mixture and pat it inside the cup to form a disk . Then turn it upside down, tap and drop cookie dough on prepared baking tray.
  9. Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes until sides and bottom starts to brown.
  10. Remove cookies with a spatula and cool them on a wire rack.
  11. Store it in an air tight container or eat them warm.
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Assembling the cookies on a tray. Look at the pieces of apple, oats, brown sugar.

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You could actually smell the nutmeg!

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I liked the idea of forming these in a 1/3 cup measuring form. Once you whack it on the baking tray, it pops right out 🙂

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Fresh out of the oven scenting the kitchen with the aromas of cinnamon, apple and nutmeg.

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A stack of apple crumble cookies!

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Ahhh a cuppa and a couple of cookies!

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Will definitely be making these scrumptious cookies again.

This recipe yields 8 large cookies (1/3 cup size). It is crunchy, soft and crumbly all in one.  Thank you Sridevi for posting this recipe on your blog.  This week I’ve indulged in yet another blogger’s recipe that I’m happy to report.  However, the pictures weren’t that grand. Thanks to Julie@Hostess@Heart and Sridevi, I’ve been in baking heaven :).  Julie inspired me to set some goals when blogging, and I do believe I might have conquered the yeast beast.  I’m anxious to expand.   Here’s a picture of the English Muffin Bread that I baked and that Julie recommended.  Click on her link to reach her recipe.

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35 comments

    1. Thanks Judi…..love apples too. Yes, good idea baking cc cookies in a muffin tin. These mini apple crumble cookies were so yummy, I didn’t feel bad going back for seconds :). Thanks for stopping Judi. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    1. Oh, my pleasure Julie – your post definitely needed a shout out, but too bad my pictures weren’t the greatest. I bought a whole new pack of whole wheat flour and will be baking that bread again a few times. I learned that whole wheat flour does not rise as much as regular white flour. I’d like to try some more recipes and add extra ingredients like dried fruit etc. Yes, you should definitely give the apple crumble recipe a try. 🙂

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    1. Yes, it really was a treat, and I liked the smaller portions too. I don’t think Sridevi knows that I tried her recipe, although she should have received a notification as I tagged her blog.

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    1. Yes, for sure you could give it a try Desley. The smaller portions certainly do it for me too – imagine eating a whole apple pie? I could easily do that too, so this is just the ticket for those apple pie cravings. 🙂

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  1. I’ve had apples and baked goods on my mind for several days now, and here you are, presenting a delicious choice right before my eyes. These cookies look incredible, Loretta! Great flavors going on in these little beauties…I bet I could down 3 or 4 with no problem at all. 😛 (LOVE that napkin holder showcased in your photos!)

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    1. Thank you Dear Nancy, if not for anything else, you’ll just have to try these as the aromas emanating from these beauties is enough to get you salivating before they come out. Love cinnamon and nutmeg and brown sugar. Thanks for the comment on the napkin holder. My Mom passed those onto me recently. She had the set when we lived in Kenya, and I was the lucky one to have inherited it. There are several colorful napkins with the matching animal ring holder.

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  2. I did not know you you had given it a serious thought and tried this recipe. I am simply thrilled looking at your cookies…looks even better! It is so heartwarming to see it recreated! Thank you, Loretta! I think this would be the right bake when you welcome guests to your house.

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    1. No, I wasn’t kidding when I said I’d make them :). Loved all the flavors and the aroma was heavenly! It will be my go-to from now on when I crave apple pie. These are much smaller and not as many calories. 🙂 I see we share some similarities? Used to live in Toronto before we moved to the USA….but still visit often. We were there last week to see my ma-in-law. Also grew up in Kenya :). Love coconuts, like Kerala, Goan cuisine also uses coconut in many of the recipes.

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    1. Isn’t it? I love the way they form lil’ mini apple pies. I was actually just looking at your madeline recipe again, and thinking “I really need to purchase that pan” 🙂

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  3. Wow, what a fantastic idea! They look so decadent. I am a big fan of English Muffin Bread, too, when I’m not trying to eat whole grains…I think I could gobble half of that loaf up – and my only worry would be just butter? just jam? Both? 🙂

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      1. I sometimes think if I had fresh baked more often I wouldn’t eat as much…and I might be able to wait until it cools!

        Curious: Did you use whole wheat or something else, or a combo?

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