Fresh Apple Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kater

This recipe has been in my recipe box for years so I'm not sure where it came from. They're a nice, light cookie that is similar to a snickerdoodle.

Top Review by kelli harris

What a yummy cookie! I had plenty of "taste" in mine, and they were very soft and moist. I did have to add more flour, since I was having problems with my dough being too wet and not rollable. I only rolled mine in sugar and cinnamon. I will def. be keeping this in my cookie recipe box! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together sugar, shortening & vanilla.
  3. Add in grated apple.
  4. Sift together dry ingredients.
  5. Add gradually to creamed mixture, combining thoroughly.
  6. *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.
  7. Roll in walnut-sized balls and roll in mixture of 2 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes on aluminum foil or parchment, until cookies are golden brown and appear crackled.
  9. Let cool on cookie sheet 4-5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

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