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Apple Butter Cookies

 Apple Butter Cookies
My mother used to bake these mouthwatering cookies for an after-school treat. Though it's been 55 years since I first found out about them, I still savor the smell that fills the house as these cookies bake. They stay moist and fresh for a long time, or the dough can be stored in the refrigerator for several days so you can bake as you need them.—Dorothy Hawkins, Springhill, Florida
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, oats and apple
  • butter. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture
  • along with the milk; beat until blended. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  • Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 350° for 15 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield:
  • about 2-1/2 dozen.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked cookies in tins or freezer bags for the months ahead.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 185 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.