So we still don’t have a functioning fridge but my pantry is in perfect working order, so I thought I would bake some cookies this weekend.
I did a quick search online for inspiration but ended up with my own creation as I couldn’t find a recipe for which I had all the ingredients! I didn’t need any fridge ingredients for these, however they are not quite vegan because I used honey but you could substitute that for molasses, which was in a lot of the recipes I found but just not in my pantry.
My cookies turned out really fat and soft again, kind of like a cross between a cookie and a muffin. But although they looked a little odd, they were tasty and they did get the thumbs up from the housemates, so I think they’re one I will make again. Maybe just press them a bit before baking them!
They cookies are full of flavour from all the different spices used and the fresh apple was delicious and just soft enough. I am thinking of making these again dried cranberries. Yum!
Spiced Apple Cookies
2 cups plain flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
½ cup canola oil
¼ cup apple sauce
¼ cup (or molasses or agave nectar for vegan version)
½ cup brown sugar*
1 large green apple, peeled and diced
*If making the molasses version, use castor sugar instead of brown.
1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
2. Sift flour into large bowl and mix in baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in large bowl.
3. Whisk together oil, apple sauce, and honey in separate large bowl then add sugar and mix well. Gradually mix wet mixture into dry until combined. Fold in diced apple.
4. Roll into balls and place on baking trays.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cookies start to brown on top. Cool on wire rack.
(Sorry about the terrible picture quality in this one but they really were tasty!)