You GUYS! I developed my very own cookie recipe!
I have to tell you that the texture is a teeny bit unsettling--- kind of like a muffin top-- but the flavor is pure fall.
Here's how you make them:
Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Core and chop (I used the processor) 6 small apples
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat 3 sticks of softened butter, 2 cups of brown sugar, and a cup of white sugar. Add 3 teaspoons of vanilla and 3 eggs. Next, add 4.5 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and your apples. Finish up with 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.
Sprinkle cookies with cinnamon sugar before baking. Bake for about 9 minutes.
FALL IN COOKIE FORM. 6 dozen cookies, actually. Scale as you will.