#Halalan2016 was chaotic and have undeniably caused partition in the nation. The commotion between partitions added too much heat to the El Nino phenomenon we have all been putting up with.
So to keep good vibes flowing and at the same time giving the family some refreshments, I experimented with Mott's 100% Apple Juice and tried one of the recipes presented in its new cookbook entitled "Start Your Healthy Cooking with the Goodness of Motts."
Interestingly, I found apples to be flavorsome and a very versatile ingredient for both your savory dishes and desserts.
I love making salads and cookies with chopped apples, and it's juice gives a vibrant aroma to smoked and baked meats marinated with it.
So, when I saw this recipe, I knew it will change my cookie eating habit. No more teas on a cup to go with it, but have the tea itself in the cookie batter. I made two batches, one with the green tea and the other with Pompadour Infusi All Frutta (Vaniglia Lapmpone/ Vanilla flowers and raspberry), an Italian fruit-infused tea.
I tweaked the original cookie recipe a bit and thought of beating the butter with sugar instead of beating the butter and adding the apple juice, then the sugar. It made the cookie rise a bit and giving it a cakey texture.
1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup Mott's 100% apple juice
1/2 cup white sugar, sifted
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 tbsp. or 1 teabag Earl Grey (or any fruit infused tea)
1 tsp. baking powder
1. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
2. In a separate owl, cream butter until smooth using an electric mixer. Add the sugar and mix again, when the sugar has totally incorporated in the butter pour in the Mott's 100% Apple Juice and mix.
3. Add dry ingredients and blend well.
4. Cut the tea bag open and pour the tea on the batter and mix well.
5. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
7. Allow to cool in a rack and store in airtight container.
The aroma of apple and Earl Gray melded so well and the light taste just sets you a cool mood and just sends you in a relaxing state. My kids who never liked my tea kept on scooping with their fingers the cookie batter and loved the cookies especially he ones with semi-burnt edges.
This makes a good addition to a good afternoon tea time.
Below is another healthy cookie recipe with apples.