I love cooking shows. You can get some really good ideas from them and, even if the dishes have something in them you don’t like or can’t eat, you can always adapt the flavours. It’s all about inspiration and having a go.
These cookies appeared on Jamie Oliver’s show, Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food, where he makes yummy meals and dishes using only five main ingredients. I hastily scribbled down the recipe, hoping I had got all the measurements right. I am always looking for a good cookie recipe – something that is simple and quick with not too many ingredients or steps. These fit the bill. I love apple crumble so what could be better than a cookie based on those flavours, right? I did add cinnamon because I think that is ESSENTIAL when you are making anything with apple. So this is technically a six ingredient recipe, not five, but hey, I was never very good at maths anyway.
Next time I make these, I am going to try leaving out the egg. I like a really crisp, crunchy cookie, and these were a little softer than I would normally make. Omitting egg from cookie recipes will generally give you a less “cakey” cookie. Don’t quote me on that – I’m not an expert. It’s just my experience.
So, anyway, here is the Apple Crumble Cookie recipe. Try them – they’re simple, no fuss, and delicious. Plus they have my Mum’s seal of approval, which is good enough for me.
Apple Crumble Cookies
100g dried apple
100g butter, cubed
100g caster sugar
200g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Process apple in a food processor until it is chopped finely.
Add butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon and process again until it resembles bread crumbs. Remove about 1/4 cup of this mixture and set aside.
Add egg to remaining mixture and process until a dough is formed.
Roll spoonfuls of dough into small balls, about the size of a walnut, and place on baking tray lined with baking paper.
Flatten with a fork. Sprinkle set aside crumb mixture on top of each cookie.
Bake at 200 C for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Apologies to Jamie Oliver for borrowing his recipe. But these deserve to be shared 🙂