I'm such a fall person.
And really, what's not to love? Cool, but enjoyable temperatures, college football, apple cider, and the beautiful fall colors. MM MM MM.
Sadly for me fall comes a little later here in Southern Indiana, and today's forecast still has us at a high of 83 degrees. I can hardly bring myself to pull on a t-shirt - my long sleeves are beckoning to me. But on the flip side it doesn't get nearly as cold (as early) as what I'm used to. Basically fall lasts later into the year here, which is definitely a plus.
AND I can still bake like it is fall, right?
I have wanted to bake these cookies since we first received the cookbook as a wedding present. A few years ago, family friends put together an in-depth cookbook of tried-and-true favorites. From what I understand, they had so many requests for it outside of their family that they printed a few extras. I was thrilled to receive "Lanser Family Favorites" as a wedding gift and have used it a ton these past three years.
Fresh Apple Cookies
1/2 C butter, softened
1 1/3 C brown sugar
1/4 C milk or apple juice
2 C flour
1/2 t salt
1 t allspice or cloves
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 C apples, chopped into small pieces with peel still on
1 C raisins
1 C chopped nuts (optional - I personally left them out)
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 T margarine
1/2 t vanilla
approx 2 T milk
Mix butter and sugar, and then add egg and milk/apple juice. Then add dry ingredients. Stir in apples and raisins (and nuts if you like them). Bake at 350 on a greased cookie sheet for 16-18 minutes. When slightly warm, frost with glaze.
Mine are slightly underdone, so I hope the girls coming over for movie night tonight don't mind! They're still delicious and go especially well with apple cider!
And now you know what I ate for breakfast this morning...