These apple crumb cookies are moist and dense, with a brown sugar crumb topping. Cookies for breakfast, anyone?
I made you cookies disguised as breakfast!
Can we all agree that this needs to be a thing? Breakfast cookies! With crumb topping and glaze! Someone hurry up and make me president and I’ll put breakfast cookies at the top of my TO DO list. I’ve heard there’s about to be a job opening in the White House, so.
Speaking of the White House, am I the only person who has zero desire to ever live there ever ever? It’s so formal and Oriental-rug-ey. The Lincoln bedroom? No thanks, probably haunted. Also, oil paintings of people make me feel weird.
If I could choose anywhere in the world to live, I’d pull a Dylan McKay and live in a hotel. Like Lindsay Lohan, minus the orange tan and all the drugs and oversharing on Twitter. Ever since I was a child, I dreamed about living in one of those little retirement villages that has ice cream socials and a minivan that takes all the ladies to the salon. A hotel is just a younger version of that. Basically I’d be training for retirement village living.
Nothing wrong with being prepared is what I always say.
After I’m President and I give everyone breakfast cookies, I’m going to make it a law that Arkansas has to have a Nordstrom. Why no one has taken care of this before is honestly beyond me. Isn’t “having a Nordstrom” part of our Constitutional right to the “pursuit of happiness?” Call me crazy, but it’s kind of hard to pursue happiness when the closest Nordie is in a whole other state.
Don’t leave off the drizzle of glaze. I refuse to let you live a glaze-less life.
- Crumb Topping:
- 1 cup flour
- 1cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold salted butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup salted butter, slightly softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 medium green apples, peeled and finely diced
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons warm water
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine brown sugar and flour for crumb topping. Cut in butter until the mixture is fully combined and crumbly. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder for cookies. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Beat in egg on medium speed. Add sour cream, milk and vanilla and beat on medium until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer on low, gradually beat in the flour mixture until a dough forms. Fold in the diced apples. Stir the dough from the bottom with a wooden spoon a couple times, just to make sure all ingredients are combined.
- Drop by large cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheets and sprinkle generously with crumb topping. Bake for about 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on sheets for about 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
- Prepare glaze: in a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, water, and vanilla. Drizzle over cookies.
Have a great day and thanks for reading!