Happy Birthday to your mom! i accidentally overbaked it slightly and it was stll so soft an delcious – i think we ate half in one go! Or, if you want to just ship just one cookie, give this Scalloped Treasure Cookie Box a try. Make and glaze and then freeze? xTieghan. I had to rebake them after putting the glaze and cutting into them because That had to be eaten with a spoon, they were so gooey! , Wow that is so amazing to hear! Whenever I receive your recipes, I just right to the recipe for ingredients….I know 100% that the recipe will be delicious! Amazing as always. xTieghan. I love using a heavy-duty cardboard box, think something like a nice hatbox. xTieghan. Thank you for trying this one! I am sorry this did not turn out as expected! – Fudge Well, ok. I’ll probably switch it up next Friday, but my point is that I have so many fall apple recipes written on my “to make” list. Will definitely be making these again this fall! Definitely making them this Sunday!!! Thanks so much!! A yummy one, yes, but still, not what I was wanting. I need to invest in a good tin baking dish, I think. xTieghan. For the last three years I’ve done a square cookie, but this year I switched it up with a slightly larger rectangular box and I could not love this box more! Instead of the usual brownies or chocolate chip cookies, I am going to make this recipe my go-to dessert for family gatherings. For starters, there’s browned butter, apple butter, and fresh apples too. – lemon bars, xTieghan. Hi Ray! Were your leveling agents fresh? xTieghan. You’ll want to choose a sturdy box that can handle shipping. Gingerbread cookies The end result was cake. I may try making these again and decrease the amount of flour and/or baking time and see what happens. Mine also produced more of a cake like texture, but they’re delicious. Gutted I have to wait until I’ve made apple butter before I can make these, ha ha! Buttery, apple filled, flavored with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, and topped with delicious and perfectly sweet maple glaze. Thank you so much Thy! Not sure if I did something wrong! The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. Weeknight style Cheesy Baked Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch…and all the toppings. These are phenomenal!! Would make again and add walnuts for some added texture. These were DELICIOUS! xTieghan. These are great to make and so delicious! Cooked until a knife came out almost clean. Yes those would work! Again, I figured it’s 2020…anything goes…and when it comes to Christmas sweets, the more the merrier! Love to hear that, Laurel! https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-skillet-blondies Thank you! I love to use apple butter on toast, chicken, and cocktails! https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/brown-sugar-maple-cookies/ will definitely make it again! The flavor is awesome though and the extra step to make homemade apple butter was the right choice! These all sound so great! They made the entire kitchen smell delicious and this will for sure be a go back to recipe!! – Sugar Cookies (gluten free) Happy Holidays! Thank you so much Kristine! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas All! Thanks so much Nichelle!! To cool the bars quickly for frosting: place in freezer for 15 minutes. Sep 27, 2020 - These are some of my favorite brownies and bars recipes! xTieghan. Not much beats that, it’s autumn in a bar. Love fall and love these! The box you use to package your cookies is very important, especially if you are shipping cookies overnight. PI am sorry you had trouble. They were so delicious!! Hi Tieghan! Was that it? Buttt I’d have to agree with a few of the other comments in that mine came out more like a cake and less like a yummy dense blondie. It would be such a shame to waste but the glaze is already on. if not, what thanksgiving dessert would you suggest that can be frozen and then used for holiday. I had a bushel of fall apples to use up, so when I went to make these I realized I first had to make apple butter – but the apple butter recipe I used needed apple cider, so then I had to make apple cider first, then apple buttter…so at the end of the day, I managed to use up most of my apples. @halfbakedharvest.com Here is the recipe for the apple butter:https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/homemade-slow-cooker-maple-apple-butter/ Love to hear that! Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and eggs together in a bowl using an electric mixer until … My hope is to inspire a love for amazing food, as well as the courage to try something new! xTieghan, Made these to take to my family’s Friday night burger party. Thank you so much for trying it! The maple glaze is amazing! xTieghan. SO AMAZING!! Thank you so much Jackie! I am really glad you like these! Trying to streamline Super easy to put together – they taste amazing. These look amazing! Hey there, I feel most blondie recipes have a closer qty of flour and sugar. Happy holidays! Let set for 5 minutes. These look fabulous, Thank you so much Janet! I love these festive square tins or these more classic round tins. These are truly very delicious. Brown butter and sweet apple butter. If I don’t have a metal baking pan, can I use a 9×13 enameled cast iron dish instead? https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/prosciutto-apple-and-sage-butter-chicken/ Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite! Perhaps too much flour? The brown butter wouldn’t cause this issue. xTieghan, A new family favorite! I read the directions wrong and added 2 and a half cups of brown sugar to the batter instead of reserving the last half cup for the apples. How exciting! Still very yummy but not a blondie in my opinion! xTieghan, I will be making most of these and mailing them to my son who lives in Silverthorne. Is there anything I can help with? You should do a book chapter on this, it’s such a happy thing to do for others xx, Hey Kelly, Hi Susan! This sounds like an incredible box of cookies, I am sure your recipients with just love them! ❤️, Love that! I’m not sure why. Hi Christina! Nov 24, 2020 - Explore Ashlee Raya's board "Half Baked Harvest", followed by 109 people on Pinterest. Hey Katria! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! xTieghan. Appreciated trying it though! I would give these a try: https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/bourbon-caramel-pretzel-cookies/ Hi Brenda! and your Apple blondie bars I’ll also be adding some spiced pecans to mix it up a little! We all have those. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! I followed the recipe exactly. I would love to help! You have a gift for presenting your food in a way that is mouth watering. xTieghan. xTieghan. I would try popping these back into the oven for a bit longer. After seeing this years box, I will be stepping up my game next year. This is a winning recipe! xTieghan. Next time try sticking a knife in the middle, if it comes out clean then it is done, if not it needs more time. I made these yesterday – fantastic! Thanks so much for following along! xTieghan. xTieghan. Happy Holidays! Can’t wait to have a full baking day!!! xTieghan. The walnuts added a nice crispy crunch. After 30 minutes the edges were cooked like a very moist cake but the center was mush and I had to put it back in the oven to cook longer. – Nana’s Brown Sugar Fudge (best fudge ever!) For the apple butter, I used my homemade apple butter, but of course, you can use a store-bought apple butter too. Hi Ashley! We appreciate them so so much, Thanks so much Christine! This year’s box: This looks amazing! With that, let’s jump right in and talk about all the steps you’ll need to take to create the perfect box. I unfortunately have to agree with the other comments in which it was reviewed as “cakey”. I used the 1 teaspoon baking powder as written. The last couple of years I’ve gotten Asher involved as well. Hi Tiegen, Happy Holidays! Any thoughts? Meanwhile, make the glaze. Also, when I worked at school everything was apple related in Sept. for kindergarteners. Try 25 minutes. xTieghan, I made these tonight after going apple picking and they are so over-the-top delicious! This also happened with a brownie recipe I used from Half-baked Harvest. I am really glad this turned out so well for you! But this year’s box might just be my favorite. Let me know how I can help! I keep mine drizzly but still thick and creamy. The perfect way to welcome in fall! Oct 12, 2019 - If there was ever a recipe that screams fall it's these apple cider doughnuts. This year the festival is cancelled of course. I left the peels on the apples and they baked up soft with just a bit of texture. Yes!! Could this work with almond flour to make them gluten-free? Nobody was complaining about the taste, that’s for sure, but if you’re expecting brownie type texture this isn’t it. I am so happy you both loved this recipe! Thank you for the recipe! Thanks for sharing!! Or simply make your own out of cardboard from old Amazon packages, which is what I did for this year’s box. Let me know if you have other questions. As I mentioned above, I like to bake and decorate the cookies in the morning. xTieghan. The batter was very sticky and hard to spread, almost like soft chew caramel. xTieghan. Super delicious(!!!!) Every one I’ve tried has been amazing! xTieghan. Did you use your homemade maple apple butter for this recipe? Making them for the firefighters that live next door to me! I had to bake approx 10-15 min longer for the middle to set. Thanks. Thank you for trying this! Happy Holidays! xTieghan. Hey Lisa, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Made with gluten free 1:1 flour. – Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (my husband asked that I NEVER make them again…they’re that good haha) Hi Christy! Hey Marcie, xTieghan, I am so happy you like this, Charlotte! I am really glad this recipe turned out so amazing for you! xTieghan. Thank you for trying them! xTieghan, Hey Tieghan – do you have any recommends for what you can sub apple butter for? The whole family enjoyed it, so good with coffee! I would love to help! Next time I’m gonna try it with candied walnuts on top instead of apples. Because loaded tacos are just better. Is there anything I can help with? – ginger brownies (your crinkle top brownie recipe but with candied ginger added), It’s finally here! I love that you do this. How is the texture supposed to be at the end? 5 star for taste, 2 star for Blondie. Sorry Teighan, I love your work, but I just want to be honest!! Next time I am adding nuts! Drooling!!!! Oh, and Merry Christmas to you and your family Tieghan !!! xTieghan. Aw that is so cute they are making mini apple pies! Can I use this same receipe to make cookies instead? xTieghan, Yes. Fold in the apples and … They look amazing. Big fan of the site and love all the recipes! Not sure what I’m doing wrong! I’m planning on making for Thanksgiving dessert – can I make these 2 days ahead of time and they’ll still be moist? Love your recipes!!! xTieghan. The Santa Clause cookie I wish I had read this last week =( I shipped my cookies USPS last Tuesday. No need to adjust anything, just keep an eye on them:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! I made a few mistakes. 2020 has been an interesting one, to say the least. Thank you! -millionaire shortbread bars (these are so amazing- my favorite new cookie) Melt the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl (just until melted). Looking for other sweet apple recipes? xTieghan. Delicious. Wow, thank you so very much:) Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! xTieghan. Hey Penny, Once the butter is browned, remove it from the stove, and dump in all the remaining ingredients. Hi Sarah! It definitely takes some time and effort, but we really love putting these boxes together. Can you please tell me what you use as separation in the box This looks os good! Brown Butter Caramelized Apple Crisp Bars w/ Pecan Streusel + Mascarpone Maple Glaze. – Ginger Spice Cookies I’m about to cut my second piece… the second adjustment was adding some vanilla paste and about a tablespoon of milk to my glaze, this helped it really come together. My pan has no density, no crumble, no crisp edges. Cranberry Orange Shortbread Love! Good, but definitely cake-y rather than a blondie texture. Thank you for all the hard work you out into your recipes! I baked for the 30 minutes. Storing: these bars keep well for 3-4 days at room temperature or in the fridge. You should find apple butter in the specialty section of the grocery store. I am really glad these turned out so well for you! The only thing I would say is that these needed way longer than 25 minutes. xTieghan. Packing up your boxes is probably one of the trickiest steps of sending out holiday cookie boxes. xTieghan. xTieghan. So happy this turned out so well for you! First, you should know that these photos are a bit misleading. There’s everything from caramel snickerdoodles, chewy gingery molasses cookies, to milk chocolate brownies, and more. I mentioned previously that I would try these with candied walnuts. Thank you so much Selena!! Hey Natasha, These turned out really good! Start out by wrapping any cookies that are more fragile in plastic wrap or plastic food bags. I like to choose cookies that are of different shapes and sizes. I don’t know if that had anything to do with it, maybe a smaller pan could lend to a chewier, Blondie texture…?? I baked them for exactly 25 minutes. A tip that we use: take advantage of the freezer. Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. Something was off about this recipe for me. And you know? Can you tell me where I can find it, please? xTieghan, Can these be made with pumpkin butter instead?? this came out great! xTieghan. Thank you Kristina! Was there anything you could have adjusted? I love all the flavors but this is eaten in a bowl w a spoon for me. Lastly, your box on Etsy is really beautiful. Even just on a piece of buttered sourdough toast! I hope you enjoy making your box. I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! I am sorry about that! Thanks for the wonderful fall recipes! Hi Kelly! I am sorry the texture was different than expected. Trust me, there’s no better gift than a box full of homemade cookies, especially this year! Alternately, you can use cookie tins as well. I’m thinking my changes skewed the liquid ratio, though the batter was pretty thick. xTieghan. Apples are the best right now! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Hey Kim, I think I said this last week, but September is apple month, save the pumpkins for October and November, you know? xTieghan. Brownies/Bars | December 15 2020 Holiday Cookie Box. xTieghan. Your email address will not be published. Reduce the heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until reduced to about 3/4 cup. For this year’s box, I expanded a bit and baked up eight different cookies. Any liquid from the cut apples might affect the dough consistency, so next time I will make sure to let those apples reduce their juice for a bit (and not add it). Whether you can’t get enough pumpkin, apples are more your speed, or you’re into anything full of baking spices or topped with caramel, there’s a fall treat out there waiting for you.Plus, once the temperature drops a bit, it’s finally not so torturous to turn on the oven. Thanks so much for your kind message and following along! Oct 1, 2018 - Fresh, in-season honey crisp apples, mixed with homemade apple butter, and topped with the most delicious, buttery and cinnamony streusel crumb topping. Hey Bekah, I had no issues with the blondies turning out cake-like as some reviews have mentioned. Once I have enough varieties, I package them the week before Christmas. Thank you for this delish fall recipe. I hope you love making your cookie box! xTieghan. Love these!!!! Sooo yummy& easy!! xTieghan. I ship via UPS or Fed-Ex, I’ve found them to be pretty reliable. These were delicious! Thank you Diza!! I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years! 4. I am glad they turned out well for you! I am a little behind the mark this year but my cookie box will include: I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! I would love to help! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It was a great fall dessert for our Sunday family dinner. Hey Sherryl, This way they are all ready to ship in the morning. Please fix the link to the homemade apple butter recipe in this article…it linked to a blank/null page w/ no content. Wow!! – Easy hot chocolate lace cookies (your recipe), I am really glad these brownies turned out so well for you all, Abby! If I were to sub for dairy free butter (allergy), would I need to adjust any cooking time? It’s just the right hint of salt to cut the delicious sweetness! Any suggestions? I am about to make a second batch to put in boxes of Christmas goodies…so my question is “how well do these freeze?”. Hi Tieghan! I stuck them in the fridge overnight and I dare say they taste even better the next day! See more ideas about half baked harvest, recipes, food. Thank you for trying it! Thank you so much! Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, just until set in the center. I really want to try this! Did I bake them too long? I did use my recipe yes. xTieghan. The texture was really off on these for me. Served them warm with some fresh whipped cream, perfect for after dinner with a coffee! xx, Hey Adele, The browned butter amplifies the spicy fall flavors. xTieghan. Mine turned out more cake-like. xTieghan . They do not represent how I would actually ship my box. Thank you so much Rachel! If you can provide me with more details on how you baked the blondies, I think I could be of more help. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! They are so much better. This will give you a nice fudgy blondie I would imagine. xTieghan. Tip: I always wrap cookies that I want to stay extra fresh in holiday ziplock storage bags and then add them to the box. The only issue I had was that it came out more cake like and not blondie. (also probably why I love your crinkle top brownies so much!) Unfortunately, the substitutes that you made definitely could have affected the outcome. https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/the-santa-clause-cookies/, Homemade Naan Video (with step-by-step photos). In Russia salted butter is a rare thing.Should I add extra salt then? A little bit of a struggle to find apple butter in Italy (so I think I used an apple butter/apple sauce hybrid) – but either way even with that, these were AMAZING. I made these for my mom’s birthday. xTieghan. Hey Olga, Quick and easy to make. 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