Apple Doodles Recipe
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Apple Doodles Recipe

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This originally started as an apple cake recipe. But I worked it into a recipe for cookies and have been making them this way ever since. It's a nice way to feature fall's delicious produce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 72 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir half into the creamed mixture. Stir in the apple, walnuts if desired and remaining flour mixture.
  2. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Doodles in Best of Country Cookies , p43

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xylo_g User ID: 1242467 220272
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"Pretty much just what I expected . Apple-cinnamon deliciousness! I also used butter."

HMSell User ID: 2518217 27292
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"Were somewhat dry, just add a little more milk. Turned out very soft. Excellent fall snack."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 78741
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"Even though the cookies turned out really yummy, I had a hard time stirring the dough and found I had to add a bit more."

Oceanwave User ID: 714454 70789
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"Great flavor! YUM!!!"

khull2 User ID: 6107567 78651
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"These cookies are excellent! I used butter instead of the butter-flavored shortening. The cookies came out very soft."

kellydin86 User ID: 3434170 78728
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Mine came out very dry. They fell apart when you picked them up, I thought they could have been a lot more moist."

southernmama3 User ID: 6186469 31052
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"I live in apple country and made these last fall. My very picky children loved them. I make them all the time."

3152004703 User ID: 4957120 32552
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"These cookies are awsome!!!! I would add a little more apple to it but other than that it was a huge hit with the family. This is going to be a cookie I'll be making all fall long!"

FL Baker User ID: 3739226 98284
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"I make an awesome apple cake & was looking for an apple cookie. Unfortunately, these cookies are just okay. I think the problem is that the apple pieces (which I cut quite small) do not bake long enough in a cookie. Will not make these again."

Brittani13 User ID: 4651215 74263
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I made these for my family and they loved them! I have been asked to make them again for our Christmas party. They were such a hit."

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