Dick from Madison, WI (2017 Week 2: Cookies)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

A GOOD-TASTING cookie–not one of those! For something crisp, buy Saltines, for pity’s sake!

Give your cookies or gingerbread creation a name based on the flavors and decoration – and tell us about your recipe.

Applesauce Cookies. Soft and delicate, yet chewy. Nutmeg and cinnamon are the spices. This is a cookie I remember helping Grandma make 65 years ago. Applesauce makes the batter soft, so the cookies aren’t perfectly identical – except for their taste! Yum!

Now that you survived this challenge, what words of wisdom do you have to share?

The trick to using raisins in cookies is to plump them first by simmering them with a little water. But, for a soft cookie, be careful not to over-do it. The cookies will have to be kept in the freezer if they’re too moist.

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

Wisconsin applesauce!! Another twist would be to use Wisconsin hickory nuts instead of walnuts.

How did you do?

Rocked it.