Apple Pie Cookies may just be the perfect treat. Grated fresh apple is blended with apple pie spices. Soft, sweet and chewy all in one little package.
How can there be so many cookie recipes! That wasn’t a question but a statement of awe. It always blows my mind how there are new recipes popping up on the internet by cooks and bakers around the world.
Even cookies that are vegan with no eggs or dairy are endless. They look beautiful and taste even better. I love that there are no bake cookies now too. They are so easy and perfect for summertime. Truthfully, that type is pretty much like cookie dough but who doesn’t like cookie dough!
My husband is always trying to think up new recipes for me. He thinks there are only just so many. I have told him that all those notebooks that I have been writing in are full of ideas, inspiration and recipes. My mind is so full of ideas I even have to let them go sometimes. I don’t think he believes me because he keeps being concerned.
I told him to just think of recipes like faces. How can there be so many different faces with just two eyes, a nose and a mouth? It didn’t help.
So, here I am with a new recipe, Apple Pie Cookies, and it is good! Thank goodness you can find great apples year round. Oh, oh. Here come the ideas. I could do a cookie that mimics everyone’s favorite pies. How about pecan pie cookies or blueberry pie cookies? Maybe I’ll do that one next.
P.S. I have lots more.
Apple Pie Cookies
For the cookies:
Mix the cookies:
- With a hand mixer cream the sugar and shortening together for about 2 minutes.
- Stir in the prepared egg substitute, vanilla and prepared apple.
- In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
- Combine the dry mixture with the wet mixture and just blend.
- Scoop into heaping tablespoons full and roll into balls.
Mix the cinnamon/sugar mixture:
- Combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a small bowl.
- Roll each ball in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Place on the parchment covered baking sheet about 2" apart.
- Slightly flatten.
- Bake at 350 degrees 12 minutes.
- Do not over bake. They will be a little soft when they are removed from the oven but they will harden.
- Remove to a rack to cool.
- The photo makes them look larger than they are in reality. They are about 2" in diameter.
There are two times you can freeze these cookies.
Before baking: Freeze the balls of raw dough. Then when you want to bake them defrost and bake as instructed above.
After Baking: After they have cooled you may freeze them in any of the methods
They defrost quickly so it really doesn’t take any planning. Just put them on a plate for an hour or so and enjoy.