November 21, 2017

Apple Cranberry Jammers ~ #CreativeCookieExchange

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share". W. Clement Stone.  These cookies are the perfect dessert to share.

Our theme this month is Thanksgiving Table Cookies.  I came across this recipe and though it seemed like the perfect cookie to share as it is a little bigger than your average cookie.  It is almost like a cookie-pie. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and it means a lot to me to be able to show my love for my family by making all of their Thanksgiving favorites.  Is it exhausting, why yes it is....but I would not have it any other way. I love that there are no gifts involved in this particular holiday, no looking for that perfect thing to give, only the gift of sharing each others company.

These would be the perfect last minute dessert - a little something extra for the dessert table.  They are super easy to put together, and to make them even easier I used canned apple pie and whole berry cranberry sauce for the filling.  The would also be a great way to use up that left over cranberry sauce from your Thanksgiving meal.

If you would like to know more about #CreativeCookieExchange and see what the other bakers made for the Thanksgiving Table Cookie theme please scroll down below the recipe. Thanks to Laura from The Spiced Life, who is our fearless leader.

Apple Cranberry Jammers
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  • 150g (1 cup) brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 100g (½ cup) granulated sugar
  • 225g (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 240g (1½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 160g (1¾ cups) rolled oats
  • 4g (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 490g (2 cups) apple pie filling, roughly chopped
  • 140g (½ cup) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  1. Add apple pie filling and cranberry sauce to a bowl, mixing until well combined; set aside
  2. Preheat oven to 180℃ (350℉).
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the beater blade attached, combine butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until evenly combined.
  6. Add flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and stir until just combined.
  7. Spray two regular sized muffin tins with cooking spray.
  8. Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop dough into muffin tins, press down with a spoon to create cups.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cookie cups are golden brown and set. 
  10. Remove cookies from the oven, and while they are still warm, make the cups by spraying the bottom of a small shot glass with cooking spray and press the shot glass down into the center of each cookie to create cups.
  11. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to wire cooling racks.
  12. Spoon the apple and cranberry filling into the cups, and dust with powdered sugar.

It’s cookie season! And I know everyone is thinking pies for Thanksgiving, but sometimes time gets away from us and we need something faster. Or maybe you just want something different, like a cookie tray for Turkey Day. You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

If you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made ~


  1. Those look lovely! I love that they have apples and cranberries. That is perfect for Thanksgiving. :-D

  2. These are adorable! What a cool way to make cookie cups! P.S. I love Thanksgiving too for the same reasons.


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