Wondering if I should have pulled them when they still looked unset in the middle vs. would a little bit of oil in the mix fix this? They look amazing. I am sorry about that. Thanks for the wonderful fall recipes! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this years cookie box!!!! Served them warm with some fresh whipped cream, perfect for after dinner with a coffee! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hey Jamie, Perhaps too much flour? Thank you for trying it! xTieghan. Absolutely gorgeous box! Here is another blondie recipe that I have:https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/salted-milk-chocolate-and-peanut-butter-blondies/ Made these this afternoon – a rainy cool day in metro Detroit. I have taken the day off work on Friday to make my cookies. I am glad you still enjoyed these!! I think I’ll try making these next time but maybe omit the apples because I’m a total sweet tooth right now and just love to focus on the blondie and glaze. I am so happy you have been loving these, Rosie! xTieghan. September 15 Pull Apart Parmesan Sage Butter Brioche Rolls. I would just follow the recipe as is:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Today is the day! These look delicious & will be what Ibake with my bruised apples I dropped this morning, doh! These are not your average blondie. I gave this 4 stars because it tastes delicious!! From what I’ve read, overmixing can cause more cake like brownies and too much moisture can as well. Is there anything I can help with? Have fun and make a day of this with your girlfriends, kids, siblings, really anyone who loves to bake and listen to Christmas music! You really want to give these while the cookies are fresh. But definitely baked up more like an apple snack cake rather than blondies. Thanks for sharing! On the list are your wreath cookies from last year and the ginger molasses cookies. Two changes I made: shredded the apples and mixed them in, and subbed applesauce for apple butter. You have a gift for presenting your food in a way that is mouth watering. I am really sorry about that, Annette. xTieghan, I made apple cider so I could make apple butter so I could make this recipe! . xTieghan, My first attempt at cookie boxes this year! xTieghan. Please fix the link to the homemade apple butter recipe in this article…it linked to a blank/null page w/ no content. Yes, you can freeze the Santa cookies. Dear Tieghan, would unsalted butter work? Brown butter and sweet apple butter. Crispy Brown Butter Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Balsamic Caramelized Mushrooms + Goat Cheese + VIDEO. I am sorry about that! . Thanks for putting the list together! This year I plan to drive them to nearby family & friends to do a quick hello and leave a little cheer. Made these yesterday afternoon and they are simply delicious! Love to hear that! These all sound so great! – cream chesse sugar cookies, Won’t last long here! Happy holidays! Thank you! Required fields are marked *. My grandma would made brown butter icing for cakes. Now, take the chopped apples and toss them with brown sugar and cinnamon. xTieghan. I love that you do this. https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/spiced-pecan-apple-cider-doughnut-cake/ I love the use of salted butter for the browned butter in both the glaze and the blondies. As with some of the other comments, my “blondies” turned out more like cakey. Hi Maria! xTieghan. Hey Shydeenha, I really want to make cookie boxes for people, what a beautiful and yummy gift. I made these today, really delicious. Love your stuff by the way! Yes, unsalted butter is fine to use, just add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Just finished making (and eating) this delicious recipe. I cooked them for 30 min., and the middle was set – a little wobbly but not liquid at all. Hi Heather! Hey Nadia, This also happened to me with your crinkle top brownies! I only have dark brown sugar on hand — should I use less of it or make any adjustments? Tip: I always wrap cookies that I want to stay extra fresh in holiday ziplock storage bags and then add them to the box. AND I still have almost a full bag of apples from the orchard , Wow that sounds amazing! I am really happy this recipe turned out so amazing for you! Thank you so much Brittany!! I used a 10 x 10 inch ceramic dish, though. But everything else was correct. This has my name ALL OVER IT!! I am sorry this did not turn out as expected! I’m wondering if I could make either of the bars ahead and then keep in the fridge before baking? xTieghan, These look incredible!!! Sorry Teighan, I love your work, but I just want to be honest!! I am not into pumpkin recipes until late October and November. Unfortunately turned out more like an Apple cake than a blondie. Moist, flavorful, perfectly baked CAKE. My first time making apple blondies and they did not disappoint! Overall, great recipe! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! I tried a few pastry box sizes but nothing works with the look I want. My cookie box will include: peppernuts (my grandma’s recipe), springerle (my other Grandma’s recipe), cherry mash bars, frosted sugar cookies, ginger cookies, and I’m not sure what else…by the way, how do you stay so slim? Made with gluten free 1:1 flour. Hey Kristin, I followed both recipes exactly and don’t quite know what is going wrong. The rocky roads sound awesome!! Appreciated trying it though! and your Apple blondie bars I’ll also be adding some spiced pecans to mix it up a little! This year the festival is cancelled of course. If you can provide me with more details on how you baked the blondies, I think I could be of more help. I may try again. Thank you for sharing! AMAZING. xTieghan. xTieghan. xTieghan. The perfect way to welcome in fall! I’m just bagging up some rocky roads to give out with gift deliveries. As usual, everything looks amazing, I did make the milk chocolate peanut butter brownies but they will not be making their ways into any boxes!!!! Thank you so much for trying this one! This is apple season. xTieghan. Thank you so much Selena!! My batch turned out more like a cake than brownies!?! Start out by wrapping any cookies that are more fragile in plastic wrap or plastic food bags. Thank you so much Caitlin!! Thank you for trying them! Learn how your comment data is processed. These were delicious! I hope you love all of the recipes, have fun making your box! Needless to say, I knew this would be a hit. Hey Selena, These were wonderful! Wow! Otherwise, I hope you love some other recipes of mine! See more ideas about half baked harvest, recipes, food. Hi Brenda! mine turned out really well but I had to bake them for 35-38 minutes (and still are really soft and gooey after cooking for a few hours). 1. The only issue I had was that it came out more cake like and not blondie. These were delicious and super easy to make. 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 didn’t weigh my flour as I usually do because there weren’t any weight measurements given, so I spooned and leveled the flour. Add the butter and toss with the flour. Hi Janet! Already planning on making these 5 more times , Hi Katie! Thank you! We’ll either freeze the dough and bake off when needed, or freeze the baked cookies. If that is the case, just stick to four to six of your favorite cookies. Hmm, I’m not sure what happened but I had to add 20 minutes to the cook time. These look delicious. xTieghan. xTieghan. September 16 Sheet Pan Sticky Ginger Sesame Chicken and Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Next time I am adding nuts! ½ cup peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional) 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, or to taste I didn’t have apple butter (or the ambition to make my own) so I subbed pumpkin butter, and instead of apples, I topped it with walnuts. xTieghan. I was expecting them to be a bit more chewy bar-like than cake-like. These all sound so good, thanks for sharing with me! xTieghan. Hey Courtney, Sprinkle the apples over the dough, then bake. Or perhaps cook for less time to get a fudgie texture? Can’t wait to bake and deliver! I would love to! xTieghan. Thank you so very much Linda! Happy Holidays! I guess one reason is we have an Apple Festival about 30 minutes from us and apple orchards as well. but I think under cooked? My biggest tip? These are great to make and so delicious! these were delicious! Made these today and they were amazing!!! Amazing! The link to the homemade apple butter doesn’t work. I use ornament dividers! xTieghan. I completely get not being into pumpkin until later in the season! I was worried about baking time after reading reviews but mine seem fine after the original 30 and swirling liquid around and then finishing for an additional 5. The bars are moist and delicious! Be sure to package the heaviest cookies on the bottom and the lightest cookies on top. xTieghan. Thank you for including “cup” measurement for butter. Happy Holidays:) xTieghan. So easy and fast to make and so delicious!! I was a high school cooking teacher and can tell you I followed recipe this to the letter. I hope this helps! These all sounds so phenomenal, I am sure your coworkers are just going to love them! My husband (who is not a sugar fanatic whatsoever) was in love with these blondies! We couldn’t get enough. Sure you could freeze these! Our 2020 Holiday Cookie Box…along with some tips and tricks to help you create the perfect cookie box at home! I followed the recipe exactly, use an oven thermometer, baked exactly 25 minutes, and ended up with a dense, almost dry cake. Yummy Apple blondies with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream is the perfect dessert {or snack!} You’ll want to choose a sturdy box that can handle shipping. Thank you for sharing these things with us. I would recommend cooking for less time. These were DELICIOUS! Easy. Thank you so much for giving these a try! For the final layer of your box, I like to use shredded paper, bubble wrap, or tissue paper. Hi Tiegen, Can I use apple sauce instead? I appreciate the details you provide, but a visual would be incredibly helpful. XD, Thank you so much Whytney!! Every one I’ve tried has been amazing! Not quite as dense as a blonde usually is. Any ingredients different? Happy Holidays! Hey Marcie, I would follow the recipe as is and then freeze. Thank you so much Erin! I even made w/ dairy-free butter and they turned out well! Please let me know if there is anything I can help with! Thanks! Like a full hour-ish total cook time. Hi Tieghan, I would love to try this recipe; however, do not have apple butter, or enough ingredients on hand to make. Can you tell me where I can find it, please? Oct 12, 2019 - If there was ever a recipe that screams fall it's these apple cider doughnuts. Thank you Paula! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Agree with other reviews that end product is more cake-like than a traditional blondie texture. I am wondering how long these cookies will last? Make this classic treat for your loved ones. Love these! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! I baked them for exactly 25 minutes. Thank you!! Is there anything that I can help with in this recipe? October 23 Brown Sugar Maple Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. xTieghan. These tacos are crunchy on the outside, but spicy and cheesy inside. SO AMAZING!! I wound up making these with pumpkin butter since I had some left from another recipe – the cinnamon swirl chocolate chip pumpkin bread which was INSANELY good. (As always , Thank you so much Katie!! xTieghan. 10/10 would recommend! These look delicious! Stir often. So sorry you had issues with the glaze, I am thinking your butter was too hot. xTieghan. https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/brown-butter-apple-blondies I cannot figure out what I might have done wrong. The taste is quite good, but there is no way I can remove these from the pan as they will ooze into a puddle. This way they are all ready to ship in the morning. Yes!! September 18 Brown Butter Apple Blondies with Cinnamon Maple Glaze. In a bowl, toss the apples with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Remove from microwave and stir in 2 cups of brown sugar. I think this is my favorite recipe I’ve made from half baked harvest so far. I’d love to hear how you guys do it! 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