The trick for good apple cookies is to saute the apples before adding to dough. Otherwise the apple stays a bit too crisp.
Chewy Apple Cookies
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped apples, plus 2 tbls butter, 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Peel and chop apples, saute in butter and cinnamon until soft, let cool. Cream the shortening and brown sugar together. Mix in the egg and milk. Add the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, allspice, ground nutmeg. Stir in apples.
Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.