With boredom, often comes baking. At least for me. One of my friends from school suggested making a pie for her. Pies don't travel well to the states but cookies do. Thinking back to one of the improv nights, I looked into it and managed to find this recipe. It is easy enough and I lucked out and already had everything at home.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/4 cups diced fresh apples (2 medium)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and maple syrup. With the mixer on low speed, gradually
blend in the flour mixture. Once all flour has been incorporated, stir
in apples and pecans.
Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto prepared baking sheet. I used one of our soup spoons. Easier to get the dough off the spoon than out of the cup.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until cookies are browned around the edges. Cool
for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack
to cool completely. I only baked the cookies for 15 mins. They had the nice browned edges.
It can make up to 16. If you'd like more, scoop out less batter.