Let the record show that these are the most time-sensitive baked treat that I have ever encountered.
I was warned in Pennies on a Platter's recipe, but I just didn't believe that the effects of time could work so unbelievably quickly on a cookie. I mean... it's a cookie.
That's where I was wrong.
This is no ordinary cookie.
The peanut butter dough is exactly what a peanut butter cookie dough should be. I might... have... had some batter. And the apple chunks are warm and juicy after baking.
My classmates lurved these cookies for real. And, I encouraged them to have several since they have fiber-filled fruit intact!
In the end, Evan and I ended up eating a bunch of the leftovers as we walked from the class to our cars. It's a long walk and we needed nourishment. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Oh, and the time-sensitive bit: these cookies were best when they were warm just out of the oven. As soon as the cookies cool, they start to get a bit soggy from the apples. The next time I make these cookies, I'll be sure I have a group of hungry cookie munchers at the ready.