It’s holiday baking season again! Yay! I really do love baking any time of year but most especially this time of year. It’s just a bit chilly outside here right now and heating up the oven not only warms up my house but creates the most delicious smells and fun treats. And it is a great experience to get the kids in there with you and create a memory together.
1 1/2 sticks of Smart Balance Buttery Blend
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1 cup white sugar
3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamonCinnamon Sugar Blend:
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
In a mixing bowl (or your stand mixer), cream the Smart Balance until smooth.
Now begin adding in the dry ingredients slowly. Mix well after each addition.
Drop it into the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll it around.
Put it on your lined cookie sheet and gently press it down to flatten it slightly.
- 2 medium Granny Smith apple peeled, cored, cut into 1/4- cubes
- 1 1/2 sticks sticks butter or margarine (3/4 cup butter)
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- cinnamon Sugar Blend:
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon).
- Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl (or your stand mixer), cream the Smart Balance until smooth.
- Add in both sugars and mix until fully incorporated.
- Next, add eggs in one at a time, and continue stirring until batter is thoroughly mixed.
- If you are using a stand mixer, you'll probably have to take a minute to scrape down the sides to make sure all your batter is mixed properly.
- Now begin adding in the dry ingredients slowly.
- Mix well after each addition.
- Next, stir in (by hand) the diced apples.
- Batter will be very thick so this will take a couple of minutes.
- In a separate small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Scoop out a generous tablespoonful of cookie batter.
- Drop it into the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll it around.
- Put it on your lined cookie sheet and gently press it down to flatten it slightly.
- Bake each sheet for 8 minutes.
- Then turn the baking sheet around and bake for another 8 minutes.
- Do not bake more than one sheet at a time.