Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Cinnamon and sugar is one of my favorite flavor combinations so naturally snickerdoodles are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. Cinnamon sugar adds the perfect amount of sweet to these little morsels. It's not an overload of sweetness, just a simple dash of sweet deliciousness.

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I've made classic snickerdoodle cookies many many times, but this time I thought to myself: "what else goes great with cinnamon and sugar..?" APPLES. Minced apples add a subtle tartness plus extra moisture to these classic cookies. In addition to the apples, I also added oat flour which made these cookies ridiculously fluffy. Now we have FLUFFY MOIST APPLE GOODNESS covered in cinnamon sugar.

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Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies

Makes about 40 cookies. 95 calories per cookie.

Ingredients:

- 2 cups all purpose flour

- 1 1/2 cups oat flour (oats blended in a food processor = oat flour)

- 1/2 tsp salt

- 1 tsp baking soda

- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

- 1 cup Splenda (normal sugar will work just fine here of course but cookies will have more calories)

- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 2 tsp vanilla extract

- 1 large apple, minced (I used a Gala apple)

- 1/4 cup cane sugar plus cinnamon for sprinkling

Directions:

1. preheat oven to 325 F

2. line two baking sheets with parchment paper

3. combine both flours, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar in a medium sized bowl then set aside

4. in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl), cream together butter and sugars until well combined then add in eggs (one at a time) and vanilla extract then beat until smooth

5. add dry ingredients from step 3 to the bowl and mix until dough forms then stir in minced apple

6. scoop out 1 tbsp balls of dough and place on baking sheets

7. sprinkle cane sugar and cinnamon over balls

8. bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes (I baked mine for 11 minutes - the cookies may look underdone but they will firm up after removed from oven, I promise)

9. allow cookies to cool then eat like 5 of them ASAP ;)

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I've eaten WAY too many of these over the last three days. #whoops

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- A