It is officially still August and summer, but all around I’m seeing and hearing signs of Fall coming.
Today I experimented with a recipe perfect for the Fall season. These cookies have flavors we often associate with fall like apples, caramel, maple, brown sugar, cinnamon, even nuts if you like. I call them Fall Fest Cookies.
Their flavor is warm and buttery with hints of praline, cinnamon and apples. Here is what they look like.
These Fall Fest Cookies we’re so good when I baked them, that my husband and I ate a whole dozen! You should give them a try. Here is the recipe and how to make them.
Fall Fest Cookies
By Denise Everett
What You Need
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp. Loraine butter flavor emulsion
- 1/2 tsp. Maple praline powder flavoring (Sunny Side Up Bakery brand works well)
- 1 cup unsalted butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 small pkg. (3.9 oz.) Carmel Apple Flavor Instant Pudding
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 pkg. Hershey’s cinnamon chips
- 1/2 c finely chopped dried apples or same amount fresh granny smith apple.
- Optional: You could add 1/2 c. Chopped pecans for a little extra flavor kick.
- Heat oven to 350°F. Or 325° on convection.
- Combine flour and baking soda. Beat room temperature butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add dry pudding mix; beat until blended. Add room temperature eggs and butter flavor; mix well. Add maple praline flavoring. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in cinnamon chips and chopped apples (and optional pecans).
- Drop tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.
- Bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool 1 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store in an air tight container.
Here are some of the specialty ingredients I used. Some may be hard to find in your area. If so, try substituting something similar.
I hope these cookies warm your heart and your tummy. Enjoy!