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Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

You can probably tell that fall is one of my favorite times of year by my recent postings {hello Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!} Pumpkin, apples and cinnamon are the ultimate fall flavors and I’m all about fall desserts. There’s nothing better than cooking soup in the slow cooker and having a pumpkin or apple dessert on a chilly, fall night.

This Apple Crisp combines the delicious cinnamon-and-sugary snickerdoodle cookie with the perfect in-season fruit right now: apples.

Unfortunately we didn’t get any apples this year on our apple trees since they were just planted, but I’m hoping for next year.

Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

 

This recipe is easy. You can use your favorite snickerdoodle cookie recipe, or mine below.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

I must say, this is the best snickerdoodle recipe though. You might want to try it.

Apples

Feel free to use whatever apples you prefer. I used granny smith and gala.

Apples + Snickerdoodles

All you do is plop that snickerdoodle dough wherever you’d like. You can do small drops or layer the whole pan with the dough. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Whatever you do, serve this WARM!

Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

6 apples peeled, sliced and cored.
Snickerdoodle dough:
3 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tarter

1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon, divided

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt.
  3. In a mixer, beat butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Peel, slice and core the apples and place in the baking pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the apples.
  6. Place drops of snickerdoodle dough over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar over the cookie dough.
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm!

Apple Crisp with a Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

Updated Family Photos With Our Family of Five!

We have had family photos hanging up in our house of just three of us before Manny and Priscilla came home and it just didn’t feel right! We finally were able to update our family photos to include all five of us! We had these taken by Tara Gimbel Photography when we were at Woodland Resort in Minnesota on vacation this past summer.

In addition to just our immediate family, we took photos with my parents and siblings, which is the first photo in many years of all of us! My mom and I took awhile to figure out our color scheme without everyone being matchy-matchy. I love the combination of blues, denim and creams.

Family Photo

It’s so hard to believe we have been married seven years, together for ten and now have three kids. Time goes by so fast, especially these last few years which have been a roller coaster. That’s why I think photos are so important to have and I’m excited about these updated ones (and now I’m reminding myself to actually print all of those digital photos and not just leave them on my computer)!

Couple photo.

And of course, everyone needs a somewhat goofy picture. I have a feeling this is going to be on a Christmas card….

Extended Family Photo - Blue Color Scheme.

Sharing A Sweet Future with Truvia®

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I have talked about the importance of knowing where our products come from and how companies can do extreme harm when trying to produce products for the lowest price in other countries without thinking of the men, women and children who they are affecting. That’s why I feature companies in my social good section who are doing good in the communities they operate, ultimately making the world a better place.

“Sharing a Sweet Future,” was launched by Truvia® in 2012 to help reduce childhood hunger in Bolivia and improve communities through better education, nutrition and safety.

In the communities where Truvia® operates nearly 40 percent of the Bolivian population are unable to afford adequate food for a healthy life and 65 percent of all rural households in Bolivia are unable to afford the minimum recommended caloric intake. Truvia® has an opportunity to make a positive impact.

  • Over a three-year period, nearly $1 million in contributions from the Truvia® business will have been used to help develop sustainable communities in Bolivia, a region of critical need with one of the highest rates of nutritional deficiencies in South America.
  • The Truvia partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme so far has helped to feed 49,075 Bolivian schoolchildren.
  • They provide support to producers to invest in education, healthcare, farm improvements, and technical assistance to increase yield and quality, thereby increasing income.

As you can see, Truvia® has done so much good in their partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme over the past few years and they want you to have a voice in helping choose the organization they partner with in 2015! Visit truvia.com/vote to vote for one of these organizations: Feeding America, Edible Schoolyard, Action for Healthy Kids, United Nations World Food Programme and Feed The Children.

Go vote! You can also visit Truvia® to view videos that share stories of children, families and farmers in Bolivia.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with One2One network and Truvia®. We appreciate your support of companies who do good in the world!