Soft Apple Butter Delights Recipe

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I won first place at a local apple bake-off with this original recipe. I especially like to take these hearty cookies to gatherings in fall.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, room tempeture
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups apple butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 113 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in coffee. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apple butter and walnuts (dough will be soft). Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 10 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Originally published as Soft Apple Butter Delights in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p106

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