Total Time
36mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 11 mins

Crunchy edges and soft centers with the flavor of apple pie--this is such a great fall and winter recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the apples and juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a simmer, and simmer for 1 minute, tossing the apples once or twice with a wooden spoon.
  3. Drain the apples of any juice, and place them on a double sheet of paper towels.
  4. Roll them up in the towels and squeeze out any excess juice; unroll the towels and let the apples sit, uncovered, while preparing the dough.
  5. Preheat oven to 425*F; line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.
  7. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter, both sugars, vanilla, and lemon zest until light and fluffy.
  8. Add the eggs; blend well.
  9. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined.
  10. Stir in the apples, raisins, and walnuts just until they are mixed in; do not overmix.
  11. Drop dough by heaping Tbsp.
  12. 2" apart onto the cookie sheets; bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers are puffed.
  13. Cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheets; transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  14. These are best the day they're baked; they tend to get soggy because of the moisture from the apples.

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