Monday, September 28, 2009

An Apple A Day

My mother reads this Country Magazine, and then gives it to me. I found this "Apple Oatmeal Cookie Recipe" in the latest issue that she gave to me. Since I had an abundance of apples, I decided to make them. Now, even though I am not a big fan of cookies, my husband really enjoys having one in the evening, with a cold glass of milk. He rated these high on his taste scale, so I thought I would share the recipe with all of you.

Last year, on one of my fun visits to the Marshall's Homegoods Store, I bought some apple plates on the clearance shelf. Little things excite me, like having an apple plate for my apple cookies...imagine that.

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
1/2 cup raisins(optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts(optional)
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in the applesauce, apple, raisins and walnuts. Drop by heaping teaspoonsful 2 in. apart ont baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 14 mins. or until golden brown. Let stand 2 mins. before removing to wire racks to cool.
Yields may vary according to the size of the cookie.

Easy recipe...good taste!

"Fresh apples are rich in immune boosting vitamin C, while the juice can help fight heart disease."
"Have an apple a keep the doctor away. Research really seems to back this old saying."
Picture and info from a past issue of Country Living, British Edition.

For many years, my mother made these sauteed apples to serve with her amazing breakfasts. She knew how to cook and produce mouthwatering breakfast creations, that she served on many special occasions. I can't begin to count the times throughout the years, that my parents would host overnight guests, and my mother would serve them one of her delicious breakfasts. No wonder they would keep coming back. I remember my dad remarking about these apples, everytime she would serve them.


"Old-Fashioned Spiced Apples"

6 tart apples, cored peeled and thinly sliced

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

2 t. cinnamon

1/4 cup butter

(my mother added a drizzle of maple syrup to the apples at this point)

Toss apples with brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add apples. Cover and cook until tender, 15 - 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve warm. Makes 6 servings.

I also remember her serving these over vanilla ice cream for dessert.


ajwatson722 said...

I love apples! I am going to try those cookies. They look delicious...a good fall treat!

Judy said...

Now if only I could slice my apples so nicely! I love apple anything. Thanks for sharing your apple recipes.

Stacey said...

You are not a fan of cookies? I can't even imagine...they are so good with a cup of coffee. :)

Your new recipe looks wonderful. Perfect for a fallish day.

Tracy said...

Oh they sound wonderful! Can't wait to give these a try. I'm like you...things like that apple plate bring me joy, too. = )

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Can I just say YUM??

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!! I love the new look on your blog too by the way. Very cute!


Everyday Sparkles said...

Your recipes have great timing. I just brought home lots of apples from the store. Thanks for sharing. I will be trying to make mine as pretty as yours. Have a wonderful day!

lindsey said...

One word says it all.....YUM!

Happy@Home said...

I wish I was able to say that I'm not a fan of cookies, but no such luck. I especially love cookies with oatmeal in them so this recipe is right up my alley and sounds perfect for fall. Your mom's apple recipe has my mouth watering. I can't wait to try both of them. Thanks for sharing them.
I always enjoy the new picture in your upper right corner. Today I read the sweet little poem that is under the picture. Are you the poet?
Have a great start to your week.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

There are apple trees everywhere around here. Thanks for the recipes...I'm especially glad to be reminded of apple rings. Friday I made a pork stew with onions, carrots and apples added in and served over wide egg noodles. Yum...the first stew of autumn! Pork and apples just go so well together don't you think?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Both recipes sound delicious! Apples and cinnamon just seem to go together so well.

Anonymous said...

I love any type of apple recipes so thank you for these wonderful recipes. How does your hubby only eat one? If only I could do that. I hope you are have a lovely day ♥

Barb said...

Judy, oh, yum...I love to bake this time of the year and this is great. Thank you.

I love, love the picture at the upper right hand of your blog.

Barb ♥

Unknown said...

the cookies look great, thanks for the recipe. did you write that correctly that your husband only has one cookie at night? i think if you read the rule book for cookie eating you need at least 2 with a cold glass of milk!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

It all looks yummy!

Shelley said...

Apples are my favorite fruit so this recipe is perfect for me! And those apple plates are great!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Those both sound wonderful. I will have to try both. I think the spiced apples would be wonderful over hot biscuits. Jackie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Those look yummy and so easy! Thanks for the recipe...
Stay Cozy, Carrie


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