Johnny Appleseed Cookies

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READY IN: 48mins
Recipe by Nursebarb

There are a great filled cookie like ones my grandmother made. I use my homemade apple butter for filling, but, as I remember, my grandmother filled them with other types of fruit jam. My kids loved to take these in their school lunches! Make sure to include chilling time for dough!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and cream.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Stir in combined flour, soda and salt.
  4. Beat until combined, then chill dough.
  5. When chilled, roll dough out about 1/8- inch thick.
  6. Cut into about 48 rounds (You need an even number of rounds.
  7. Place half the cookie dough rounds on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Put a heaping teaspoon of apple butter in the center of each round.
  9. Top with remaining cookie dough rounds to make a sandwich.
  10. Crimp edges all around with tines of a fork.
  11. Prick centers (this allows the steam to be released).
  12. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.

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