Apple Butter, Golden Raisin and Walnut Spice cookies made me call out to Dasher and Dancer they were SO GOOD!Cookies and Bars / November 16, 2016
It was after 8 one night. I had already cleaned up from making a huge dinner. But I simply wasn’t done cooking. I needed something sweet, so the stand mixer was nudged out to the edge of the countertop and the measuring spoons set lightly on the cupboard.
“You’re already cooking something else?” my husband cooed in surprise…
It had been raining that day. The trees were alive with color. A cold breeze was making its way through the partially open slider. And I was simply called out by the holiday fairies to make my first Christmas cookie.
I love making up recipes. It just feels so much more natural than looking on a page. I go by feel, aroma, texture…and then rely on my nose to test an ingredient before adding. When it turns out I pat myself on the back and smile big. I love smiling big.
First, I had a small bottle of apple butter purchased the day before, because I just needed that in my kitchen knowing I would build a recipe around this luxurious dark spread.
These cookies? They had to be chewy…REALLLLY CHEWY. And spicy like the smell of hot cider. And of course sweet but with a bit of crunch. I had everything set up in no time!