It may not be Fall right now but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy yummy apple baked goods! This recipe is for a soft-baked cookie - lightly spiced and not too sweet, just perfect.
Besides, it's my Grandma's recipe so you know it has to be good.
Before you start don't forget to read our 5 Tips for Making Perfect Cookies - Everytime!
Grandma Dot's Apple Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen, 2-inch cookies.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Add 2 beaten eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture.
Fold in 1 1/2 cups diced raw, unpeeled apples, coated with 1 tbsp brown sugar. (I usually chop my apples a little on the bigger side.) Dough will be crumbly.
Drop by small teaspoons full and BAKE at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
These cookies are best enjoyed the same day you make them; they tend to get soggy the longer they sit because of the moisture in the apples. Usually they're gobbled up fast though, so this generally isn't an issue.