After a long week, you need a cookie.
And since it’s still Autumn, (please continue to ignore all Christmas commercials, Christmas songs, and Christmas-themed Wheel of Fortune episodes until the day after Thanksgiving. I like to hang onto every last bit of Autumn that I can), it’s time for another apple recipe from CW.
These are soft, moist, and trust me, you can’t just have one.
Apple Cookies (Adapted from Daisy Lane Cakes)
- 2 cups + 3 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream together the shortening, brown sugar, milk, and egg in a bowl with an electric mixer.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Gradually add that to the wet ingredients until combined. Stir in the chopped apples.
- Drop by tablespoon onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
My Two Cents: Seriously, how can you resist these? I made them for a Halloween/Housewarming party, and they were gone in about 10 minutes. That’s always a tell-tale sign of how good my sweets are.
Add a cup of walnuts if you want a little crunch to these cookies, but I’m a big fan of soft and chewy cookies with no nuts—so I left them out.
Enjoy the cookies—and the weekend!