These are a great healthy substitute for Snickerdoodles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together sugar, shortening & vanilla.
Add in grated apple.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Add gradually to creamed mixture, combining thoroughly.
*If dough appears slightly dry and doesn’t come together, let it sit for a few minutes to allow the sugar to pull the juice from the apples.
Roll in walnut-sized balls and roll in mixture of 2 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
Bake 10-15 minutes on aluminum foil or parchment, until cookies are golden brown and appear crackled.
Let cool on cookie sheet 4-5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.