Apple Cider Cookies
hot apple cider mix
Place apple cider into a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat and cook until it is reduced to 2 tablespoons. Set aside to cool.
Cream butter with sugar and hot cider mix.
Beat in egg, vanilla, and cooled reduced cider.
MIx in salt and flour until well blended.
Depending on how warm your butter was, you may need to chill the dough for up to an hour to make rolling easier.
Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to nearly 1/4 inch thickness, and cut out with desired cookie cutter.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes. Cookies should be lightly browned around the edges.
Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.
Decorate as desired. You can also decorate with sprinkles before baking.
Use parchment or silicon mats on the cookie sheets if desired.
Roll thinner if a crisper cookie is desired.
Use maple syrup in place of the reduced cider for a slight variation.
Omit the reduced cider and replace the hot cider mix with sweetened ice tea mix for a summery cookie.