Apple Cider Cookies

"A soft and chewy cookie full of apple flavor thanks to a concentrated apple cider which is boiled down into a thick syrup. You can buy the boiled cider or make your own!"
-- @curlygirlkitchen
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 8mins
Serves or Makes: 2 - 4 dozen

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  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup apple cider, boiling hot
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Step 1

    In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, 1 cup granulated sugar and dark brown sugar for 4-5 minutes, scraping the bowl several times, until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the boiled cider and vanilla. Scrape the bowl down again and beat to combine well.

  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. With the mixer on low, add the dry ingredients by spoonfuls, mixing just to combine. Use a spatula if you need to bring it together to incorporate all the flour.

  • Step 3

    Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough into balls. Roll each ball in the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Place on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, and flatten each ball with the palm of your hand. Refrigerate the dough balls while you preheat the oven.

  • Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 350. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes (small cookie scoop) or 10 minutes (large cookie/cupcake scoop). Cool on the pan for several minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  • Step 5

    Depending on the size of the cookies, this recipe yields 2-4 dozen.

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