Home Entertaining Recipepalooza: We asked some of our favorite bloggers to share a recipe and their tips for home entertaining. This recipe comes from Sara Phillips, editor of the blog, Sensibly Sara. Sara Phillips is a San Antonio, TX blogger who enjoys playing in the kitchen by experimenting with new creations. She writes about her life through recipes and reviews at SensiblySara.com.
Tillamook Deep Dish Cheddar Apple Snickerdoodles
After hearing some friends talk about how much they loved apples and cheddar together, I really wanted to create something using those ingredients. Deep Dish Cheddar Apple Snickerdoodles are a phenomenal fall recipe that combines sweet and savory! They are best served warm, but they are still delicious after they’ve cooled. Also, you can use more cheese if you want, but I wouldn’t use cubes (it gives the cookie a WEIRD texture!).
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 40-45 minutes
Yield (number of servings): 12-18
1 cup Tillamook Salted Butter
2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese (shreds)
1 apple – cut into tiny cubes (I used Gala)
Blend butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Then add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Mix everything together. Combine cheese and apple cubes in the batter. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes.
Spray your cupcake or muffin pan. Add cookie dough (about ⅔ full) and sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on each one. Bake at 350ºF for 18-24 minutes.
Tips for stress-free home entertaining:
“I have cookie scoops (large and small), and I use them to make my cookies uniform in size. Tillamook makes amazing products that are so simple to use. When you use Tillamook, making meals for entertaining takes practically no work!”
Kitchen advice for other moms and dads:
“Get everyone involved – make a list of to-do’s and put names next to each! Also, don’t be afraid to let your kids help, even if it’s just creating place settings for everyone that will be attending.”