Have Vanilla Wafers or Leftover Cookies? Make Apple Cookie Crumbles in Your Air Fryer
These little cookie crumbles came about after I made some cornmeal cookies that tasted good but weren't quite ready for prime time--i.e., they spread too much and were far too crunchy. Instead of pitching the cookies out, I opted to make "cookie crumbles" in the air fryer. What are cookie crumbles? First, they are extremely good. Cookie crumbles are sweet, fragrant with orange and apple, and great "as is" or topped with whipped cream. In other words, the cookie crumbles make great desserts. They also cook in about 20 minutes in the air fryer, making them perfect for an after dinner treat. Any sort of sugar or cornmeal cookie will work in the recipe. If you don't have leftover cookies, try vanilla wafer crumbs instead. The crumbles are definitely worth making--and eating! Enjoy!
Air Fryer Apple Cookie Crumbles -- Makes 2
1 cup of coarse (not fine) cookie crumbs (about 1/4-1/2-inch pieces)
1/3 cup of orange juice
1 large egg
1/2 cup of peeled, cored, chopped apple (1 small apple)
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
Cinnamon-sugar to dust (optional but good)
In a medium measure or bowl combine the crumbs, juice, and egg and mix them well. If your cookies are quite hard, let the mixture sit for 20-30 minutes until the crumbs soften in the mixture. Add the baking powder and brown sugar and mix well. Coat two ramekins (with a capacity of at least a cup) with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the crumble mixture between the ramekins and dust the top of the mixture in each ramekin with some cinnamon-sugar if you'd like. Put the ramekins in your air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the crumbles at 320 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Remove the ramekins from the air fryer basket to cool. Let the ramekins cool for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the ramekins and flip the crumble out and then back upright onto a plate. Serve the crumbles plain or with whipped cream.