Apple Cookies

These are a great healthy substitute for Snickerdoodles

 

Ingredients

Servings 24 
1 cup sugar
12 cup shortening
12 teaspoon vanilla
1 large Red Delicious, peeled & grated
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

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.

 

 

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