This is a story about a mom who needed a sweet treat to take to the piano teacher to make up for switching lesson times at the last minute (a called basketball practice!). She needed a little kiss-up-to-the-teacher treat but only had 40 minutes before leaving for said lesson.
What was she to do?
She pulled out some butter, flour and sugar and started her trusty mixer (named Noel). She threw some ingredients in the bowl, let Noel do his thing and in less than 10 minutes had a pan full of cookie dough to bake.
Here is the recipe for what I think is my best cookie to date!
Aliceson’s Fall Cookies
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 Bales Farms egg
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 tablespoon fall simple syrup
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups King Arthur flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugars, then add the egg. Once those are mixed and fluffy add the other ingredients (spices) with flour added last. In a separate bowl combine the cinnamon and 4 tablespoons sugar.
Scoop the cookie dough and form into balls. Roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mix and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. (I made cookies with a 2 tablespoon scoop.)
If you don’t have or want to make the fall syrup you could substitute vanilla extract I’m sure. But the syrup is pretty easy to make and I promise 100% worth it.
Here’s how I make my fall syrup which is incredible in all things from afternoon tea to martinis to scones to these cookies:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2-3 diced pears
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
Stir these ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium to high heat until the sugar melts. Turn heat off and let sit until cooled. Strain into a mason jar and use throughout the fall in all your baking and drinking needs.
That’s it. I couldn’t believe how fast these babies turned out or how unbelievably amazing they tasted! Why oh why did I ever buy those crazy tubes of cookie dough? This was JUST AS EASY and WAY better.
Y’all let me know what you think! (Also Barry and I have been taste testing - for research only - martinis with this syrup and I’ll post the recipe in a few days if you’d like.) Tag us on the socials or hit me here.