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Apple Doodles Recipe

Apple Doodles Recipe

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. YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

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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."

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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."

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

"Great flavor! YUM!!!"

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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!"

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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."

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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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Connieco User ID: 824818 78650
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"These cookies were just great. I have made them 3 or 4 times. This last time I tripled the recipe. I finely chopped pecans instead of walnuts. We liked them better. I've had people tell me that this was the best cookie they have ever tasted. We put them in the freezer and when we take them out, they are still soft. I do add just a little more cinnamon. People told me the name should be Apple Cinnamon cookies. Whatever the name, they are GREAT tasting. Thanks for the recipe."

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Connieco User ID: 824818 78649
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"I have tried these cookies at least 3 times. This last time, I tripled the recipe. I have had people tell me they are the best cookies they have every tasted. I used fine chopped pecans instead of walnuts and they were great. I added a little more cinnamon--actually people said they should be called Apple Cinnamon cookies. We freeze them and when we get them out of the freezer, they are still soft. Thank you for the recipe!!!"

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Connieco User ID: 824818 74260
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2009

"I have tried these cookies at least 3 times. This last time, I tripled the recipe. I have had people tell me they are the best cookies they have every tasted. I used chopped fine pecans instead of walnuts and they were grate. I added a little more cinnamon--actually people said they should be called apple Cinnamon cookies. We freeze them and when we get them out of the freezer, they are still soft. Thank you for the recipe!!!"

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lmsheridan3 User ID: 4256638 78643
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"these cookies are awesome!"

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KJ1 User ID: 1778245 32551
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2009

"I thought these were delicious. I added an extra egg to my mixture and they turned out fine. I also dusted them with powder sugar after I took them out of the oven. Family really enjoyed them!"

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Blondye78 User ID: 3380997 40266
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"These were Awesome, I didn't have shorting, so used butter instead. They turned out alot flatter than the picture (more like regular cookies), but more cake like, and were really yummy!"

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hahymen User ID: 3888769 32550
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I made these to start my "Fall" baking. They are wonderful! Easy to make and easy to eat...I just hope there's enough for the kids when they get home from school:)"

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Ms cooking User ID: 4138209 42784
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2009

"Re: Apple Doodles

These were a hit at my husbands work. Everyone loved them.
Ms.Cooking"

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Lynn1958 User ID: 2565779 203688
Reviewed May. 13, 2009

"I have an apple cake recipe that my mother gave me over 25 years ago that is very similar. Sounds like a good idea for a tea cookie. ShereeS."

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bethar User ID: 3343351 40263
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"These were very tasty, but I did have problems with them sticking together in the cookie jar. I think I'll try them as a "bar cookie" or a sheet cake next time. I have a feeling they'll be more manageable to keep and eat. Thank you for sharing the recipe!"

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