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20 October 2015 @ 03:10 pm
Kitsnacks: Apple Pecan Cookies  

About 45 minutes ago I said I thought I was going to go invent some apple pecan cookies, and did. It’s possible I should invent baking recipes more often. This is my third or so original recipe and so far I’m three for three…


Kit’s Apple Pecan Cookies
1/2 c soft butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/3 c flour
1 c chopped toasted pecans
1 c peeled, diced apple

Cream butter and sugar; add egg & vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in pecans & apples. Bake 12 minutes at 350° F. Makes approximately 24 cookies.

Eat. Try to leave some for the other people in the house.

Baker’s Notes:
I used 1.5c flour and am out of vanilla; the cookies I’ve made are sliiiiiightly more crumbly than I would like, so I think the addition of the vanilla and the slight reduction of flour are probably key to making them ideal.

These aren’t super sweet cookies, which is what I was going for, but I immediately considered the possibility they needed a powdered sugar glaze/drizzle. Alternately, I might add a quarter cup of white sugar next time, to see if I can get a slightly chewier rather than cakier texture. But they’re pretty darn good. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on October 20th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hey! I have all that stuff! I wonder how they would be if you made them with white wheat flour?
kitmizkit on October 20th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'd use a second egg. :)
TuftEars: Wynxtuftears on October 20th, 2015 08:27 pm (UTC)
What about drizzling honey on top? They look really good, regardless!
Jason Drakejasondrake on October 20th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
One of the things I've started doing when baking is measuring my flour and such by weight rather than volume. Have you ever tried that process variant?
desperance: lukedesperance on October 21st, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
Out of vanilla? Good lord! Come by my house. I make my own, and always have spare for friends...