Apple+Lingonberry Cookies

These cookies have tart apples, lingonberry jam, and pearl sugar in the dough.

Apple+Lingonberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. salted butter, softened
  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. lingonberry jam
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. apple, diced
  • 1/4 c. pearl sugar

Yields Approximately 2 Dozen Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl, then add the eggs and mix to combine. Add the vanilla extract and lingonberry jam and beat to combine.

In a bowl, sift together the salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in two additions, scraping the bowl after each addition. Fold in the apples and pearl sugar.

Place tablespoon-sized scoops of dough onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned.

Mix and Match Granola

Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
3 tbs. packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. small dice dried fruit

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and salt. Pour in the honey and oil and mix until oats are coated. Spread mixture in a thin layer on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir. Continue baking until granola is golden brown, about 5-15 minutes more. Remove granola and let cool, about 20 minutes. Add in fruit. Store in an air-tight container for about 2 weeks.

More things to add to granola:

Before Baking:

1 tsp. extract (vanilla, cinnamon, ect.)
½ cup coarsely chopped nuts (almonds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts)
1/2 cup peanut butter, Nutella, Biscoff spread, any type of nut butter (instead of honey)
1 tbs. of dried spices (cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, cayenne pepper)
1-2 tbs. chia seeds, wheat bran, wheat germ, flax seeds
1/2 c. maple syrup, molasses (instead of honey)
1/2 c. olive oil, brown butter (instead of vegetable oil)
1/2 c. crushed Oreos, cookies, graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce (Savory granola)
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
1 tbs. dried herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary)

After Baking:

1/2 cup dried/candied fruit (ginger, apples, cherries, strawberries, craisins)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, M&Ms, any chocolate candy
1/4 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup cereal (Cheerios, Chex, Frosted Flakes, Rice Cereal)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (Savory granola)
2-3 tbs. bacon bits