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Chewy Apple Cookies

apple6Ahhhh. Apple. Cookie. Chewy. Good. These are sort of a gingerbread tasting, spicy cake taste mish-mash of yum and anytime I eat one I feel like a little girl again. That’s always a plus in my book.

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.

appleSaute apples. Try to not eat all the apples before the dough is ready.

apple1Mix dry indredients into wet. No danger of eating the dry ingredients.

apple2Proceed to mix, then sample dough. Taste again to ensure goodness.

apple3Drop onto cookie sheet. I use a plain old ice-cream scoop. Make sure to leave room between balls as these spread a bit.

apple4Peek-a-boo, I see apples. Let cool. Inhale, repeat.

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