Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

 

Thanks again pinterest!!  These cookies are so amazing I’m so happy they’re in my life.

I found this recipe on Pinterest and wanted to make them as soon as possible.

The original recipe is here – http://food-pusher.blogspot.com/2012/04/dutch-apple-pie-lettes-apple-pie.html – but I modified it a tiny bit.  Something about my insides can’t just make a recipe with real butter and real everything else.  I also don’t even want to try to make my own pie crust.  I don’t have the soul of a pie maker.

Ignore my finger.

 

Recipe:

1 box of refrigerated pie crust

1 1/2 cups of ‘light’ apple pie filling

1/2 cup margarine, cold and cubed

3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup oats

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir.  Then mix in the cold margarine with your hands, if you’re a barbarian like I am, or use one of those pastry blade things if you’re a normal human being.  Move 1/2 of that mixture into a separate bowl.  Stir 1/2 of the apple pie filling into 1/2 of the crumble mixture.

Lay out the pie crust and cut out circles using a cookie cutter/biscuit cutter.  Put the crust circles on a greased cookie sheet.  put about 1 tbsp of the apple/crumble mixture onto each crust round.  Sprinkle a bit of the non-apple crumble mixture onto the top of the apple filling.  Bake for 12 – 14 minutes until the crust is golden brown.   Remove from oven and put on a cooling rack.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and then serve.

 

They are seriously delicious cookies.  My kitchen smells amazing.

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Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

 

 

I had an intense craving for banana cake with peanut butter frosting.  Its like once you have this cake, it takes over your brain.

Basically I made these cupcakes for absolutely not reason other than to eat them with wild abandon.   The recipe was posted on another of my blogs – https://slackercakes.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/peanut-butter-and-banana-cake/ – so now I’m just going to post pictures.  Yum

 

I tried not to load all of them with chocolate chips just in case it made a difference in how delicious they were.  It didn’t.

 

 

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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So, like everyone, I am a little obsessed with Pinterest.   I found this delicious seeming chocolate zucchini bread and needed to make it immediately.

The recipe can be found here – http://www.sliceoffeist.com/2010/08/very-grateful/

I decided to make them in a whole loaf form to keep at home, and mini cupcakes to take to work.

ImageThese little minis were adorable.  I made a cinnamon cream cheese frosting to top them off

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing:

4oz cream cheese, softened

1tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients until the icing is a thick spreadable consistency.  This won’t be like regular cupcake frosting, but would more resemble melted cream cheese.  It should be like that, its ok.  You can add more sugar if you want a sweeter more frosting-like texture.  I really wanted something more tangy and like a glaze so this was perfect for me.

I used the icing to glaze the whole loaf of bread.  Yum. Image

be mindful of the bake times.  If this goes even a minute too long, the bread will be very very dry.  Enjoy!