Apple Cookies

February 1, 2023

For all the apple lovers in our community, we recommend this recipe for delicious, fluffy apple cookies and decadent cream cheese frosting from Two Sisters Crafting.





1 cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted, softened)
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup finely diced and peeled tart Apples
Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Peel and dice 1 cup of tart apples.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well.
  5. Add 1 3/4 cups of flour and mix until combined.
  6. Add in 1 cup of apples and mix with a spoon.
  7. Add the remaining 1 3/4 cups of flour and combine until the flour is completely incorporated into the cookie dough.
  8. Bake the cookies in a 350-degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  9. Allow cookies to cool.
  10. Frost the cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
  11. Sprinkle with a dash of Cinnamon (optional)

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At nine years old, Ben Gaffney asked if he could work alongside his father, a chef, at Congress Rotisserie in New Haven. The elder Gaffney put the boy to work washing dishes for two years, in the hope that it would discourage his interest in the restaurant business.

But a calling is a calling. Ben Gaffney has spent his life since then pursuing the wonders of food, bringing Middlefield along for the ride as chef at Lyman Orchards since 2017.
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