1/1 Photo of Fresh Apple Cookies/Bars
I have had this recipe in my file for a number of years, I don't know the origin. My family loves the flavor but the cookies are hard to make and handle so I turned it into bars. The bars are much easier to make and handle. We most often omit the glaze because it can be too sweet; although powdered sugar sprinkled on the cooled bars would dress them up for guests.
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon clove
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup apple cider (you can use apple juice or milk)
- 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple (minced)
- 1Glaze: Blend with spoon until smooth.
- 2Preheat oven to 375°.
- 3Sift flour and baking soda together, set aside.
- 4Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
- 5Blend in salt, spices, and egg.
- 6Add half the flour mixture and blend well.
- 7Blend in half the apple cider.
- 8Add the chopped apples to the remaining flour mixture and stir to coat.
- 9Add this and the remaining apple cider to the creamed mixure and stir by hand.
- 10For cookies: Drop by VERY small spoonful on cookie sheet and bake 8-9 minutes.
- 11Remove from sheet while still warm (be very careful they are very hard to handle) and glaze while barely warm.
- 12For bars: Spread in a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- 13Bake 20-25 minutes or until they test done with toothpick.
- 14Cut while barely warm.
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Nutritional Facts for Fresh Apple Cookies/Bars
Serving Size: 1 (1064 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 223.8
- Calories from Fat 63
- Total Fat 7.0 g
- Saturated Fat 4.2 g
- Cholesterol 28.9 mg
- Sodium 220.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 38.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 26.0 g
- Protein 2.1 g