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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Apple Cider Cookie Sandwiches

One of my favorite drinks in the fall and winter is apple cider. I created this recipe as part of my trio of winter desserts for The Great American Baking Show. I think they would be a great party sweet for the kids or for super fun adults. They are spiced cookies that are sandwiched together with homemade apple jelly. They have the appearance of classic Linzer cookies aka Jammy Dodgers. 

 

The apple jelly was fun to make. I haven't made many jams or jellies before practicing this recipe. The first few batches were okay, but they weren't apple-y enough. I ended up using some citrus juice to brighten it up, and instead of boiling the apples in just water I did a mix of apple juice and water. Those changes made the apple jelly have all of the flavor that I had hoped it would. 

 

The cookie part was all about getting the spices right. To get the right mix, I made several batches of plain dough, divided it up, spiced each differently, and baked them. I'm really happy with the finished product. They are very spicy, but with the sweet jelly they are jussssst right

 

The assembly is my favorite part. Cookie sandwiches always make me feel kinda silly happy. 

 

This batch was for my neighbors. Aren't great neighbors the best!?! If you like your neighbors, give them cookies. 

Here's the link to the recipe on ABC.com. Yum. Yum. Yum. 

Want to see the peppermint hot chocolate cake from the dessert trio? It's here. Looking for details on the Latte Religieuse? It's here


 

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