UPDATE 10/7/2011: I was THRILLED to see the CSI Project challenge theme for the week “Fall Food”! How amazing is that?! Click here to see all of the delicious challenge entries! Uhh-mazing! These Iced Oat-Apple Butter Cookies are a great treat… and they almost seem healthy?! The apples and oatmeal at least… These are a great “fall food”, so I’m entering this recipe/post in the CSI Challenge!
It doesn’t hardly seem like we should be talking about Christmas already, but it is kind of hard to ignore if you have set foot in a store lately. Christmas trees, lights, decorations… they are everywhere. So why not start thinking about your Christmas list? Your list of Christmas cookies to make of course! I am participating in a new group called “12 Weeks of Christmas… Cookies” hosted by Abby of Abby Sweets. Unfortunately I missed out on Week 1 last Friday. Yes, that means Christmas is only 11 weeks away this time around!
With fresh Apple Butter on hand, my first choice cookie uses apple butter as an ingredient. I posted a different Apple Butter Cookies last week. Be sure to read that post and leave a comment on it to be entered in the $20 gift certificate giveaway!
If you would like to make your own apple butter, click here to see my Homemade Apple Butter Recipe.
The original recipe I based mine off of was Martha Stewart’s Iced Oatmeal-Applesauce Cookies. I used the basic idea from her recipe, but I changed a number of the ingredients. I subbed apple butter for the applesauce. I cut back on sugar because apple butter is sweeter than applesauce. I added cinnamon and increased the amounts of flour and baking powder. I also eliminated the raisins and added maple flavoring to the icing.
When I first tried one of these as soon as they came out of the oven, I thought maybe I had reduced the sugar too much. But, once I added the maple icing they were just right! Be sure to add the icing before judging the sweetness. As on commenter also pointed out, these remind me of Archway Iced Oatmeal Cookies… only better because they are homemade!
Krista’s Iced Oat-Apple Butter Cookie Recipe:
- 4 tablespoons Butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup Apple Butter
- 1 1/2 cups Oatmeal, Old-Fashioned Oats
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 /2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon Maple Extract