In the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, I thought I’d share one of my favorite apple-themed recipes. In the Jewish tradition, apples are served with honey to symbolize a sweet new year. While this recipe doesn’t contain honey, it remains sweet and delicious!
Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies
(adapted from Cooking Light)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup grandulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoon unsalted dairy-free butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
Substitute for 1 large egg: my suggestion for this recipe: 1/4 cup of applesauce
3/4 cup finely chopped dried apple slices
3/4 cup caramel bits or 16 small soft caramel candies, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next four ingredients (through salt) in a bowl and stir well.
Place sugar, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and applesauce; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just combined. Fold in apple and caramel bits.
Drop dough by 2 teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten balls slightly with hand. Bake for 9 minutes. Cool on pan for 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Yields 4 dozen cookies.