Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Holiday cookies that are apple and cinnamon flavored. The recipe came from a Taste of Home book and made 4 dozen--2 dozen of which I have eaten in the last hour. This definitely has a lot of cinnamon. If you do not like cinnamon, I would skimp on the amount. Mine only took 11 minutes to cook.
- 2⁄3 cup butter or 2⁄3 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
- Stir in the apple and walnuts if desired.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 375°F for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove to wire wracks to cool.
these are pretty good, but, i tasted no cinnamon even with the huge amount the recipe called for. maybe i'll try adding more next time, but, this makes me feel like the cookie is a little healthier than a typical overly sweet one
I made these for PAC Spring 2009. I only got 2 dozen because I did about 1 tablespoon for each cookie. The 1st dozen were gone before the 2nd came out of the oven. I creamed butter and the sugar together then added the egg and vanilla. I also only added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon because DH isn't a fan. We can't have nuts so I added these things I just found called caramel bits to half of the dough. They are little caramel pellets. They were very good with and without. Considering how fast these are disappearing I will make them smaller next time so that we will have some to eat the next day. Thank you for an alternative to chocolate chip cookies (my family's favorite.)