The preschool treat I did take. (See Definitely Cannot Force Three-Year Olds to Try) The theme for the week was Apples! The letter of the week: A. I went through a lot of back up ideas when I realized I couldn’t take the muffins I had intended to take:: dried apricots, asparagus, animal crackers, applesauce, American cheese cut out in the shape of an “a,” apoplectic muffins, armageddon cookies, accidental food, angry teddy grahams, and Apple Jacks.
I didn’t go with any of those. You’re very welcome, bugslies.
Inspired by Cate’s World Kitchen
1 1/8 c A-P flour
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 c brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 t vanilla
1 c grated golden delicious apple
Stir flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
Cream the butter and brown sugar with hand mixer until fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla then the flour mixture.
Mix in the grated apple. Then cover and chill for an hour. (Or thirty minutes for if you’re too impatient to distract yourself for another thirty minutes. But try to wait.)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.