I love cinnamon. And I like apples. The problem is, I don’t really understand apples without cinnamon. What’s the point of it, why do it to yourself, why deprive yourself?
These cookies turned out to be 100% Parent friendly. I know this because Papa Fizzle ate more than a mouthful, and Mama Fizzle – in her efforts to convince me that she wasn’t just pretending to like it – took the opportunity to ‘confess’ to me yet again how much she truly didn’t like my recent chocolate concotions (the obvious exception being the World Peace Cookies), but that this was indeed not the case for today’s cookies. So that was nice to hear.
I liked them except – not enough cinnamon! Easily remedied of course. Also this is more of a healthy snack than a dessert. But it’s possible I only feel that way because of the lack of chocolate.
In completely unrelated news, New Zealand got a whole 9 wickets in their first day of the match and I missed every single one of them. My entire afternoon plan was to have what I call a ‘productive nap’ – in which I take a study break to nap on the sofa with the tv volume loud enough that I would likely wake for any wicket – a system I am well experienced in. Cricket and much needed rest – two birds one stone, it’s genius really. Mama Fizzle saw me sleeping and turned the TV off. I woke up four wickets later.
On the bright side I was greeted by a plate of Apple Cookies.
So here is how to make them, as instructed by Chelsea’s Messy Apron:
- Mix ½ cup almond butter with 2 tbs honey and 2 tbs sugar
- Mix dry ingredients: 1 cup oat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt, ¼ tsp nutmeg, and 1 – ∞ tsps cinnamon.
- Combine and add an egg
- Grate 1 apple – try and mince it post grating as well – and toss with ½ tsp lemon juice
- Mix this into the cookie dough
- Bake for 10 mins at 175 C
You’ll notice an attempt at a glaze – you can check the original for that. However I found that they’re happy to be eaten fresh from the oven: