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Apple Doodles

 Apple Doodles
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.
42 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 cookie equals 72 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.