Apple Pie Cookies
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 medium tart apples, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
- 3/4 cup water
- 4 tablespoons water
- Red and green liquid food coloring
- In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide in dough in half. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle (dough will be soft).
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the filling ingredients. Cook over medium heat until apples are softened and mixture is thickened; cool.
- On a lightly floured surface roll out each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. apple cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Spread with 2 teaspoons of filling to within 1/4 in. of edge. Top with another cutout seal edges.
- Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons water and 18 drops red food coloring. In another small bowl, combine remaining water and 6 drops green food coloring. Using a pastry brush, "paint" apples red with green leaves.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 342 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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Jul 25, 2018
These are soft, apple hand-pies that go quickly! I use a pumpkin cookie cutter because that's what I have, but it looks like a delicious apple cookie-pie by the time we're done!
Jan 8, 2012
I made these Xmas 2011, they were really good.
Oct 19, 2011
I am the popular one in the office when I make these cookies. They are extremely easy to make. My apple cookie cutter is a 2 1/2 inch x 3 inch and the cookies are a bit big. I haven't had anyone complain because of it. I made frosting for these and used red food coloring for the apple part and green for the stem. I baking some up tonight and will be using red and green sugar sprinkle. I haven't decided whether I'll sprinkle it directly on the cookie prior to baking or frost and sprinkle. I think I'll try it both ways. NOTE: Make sure your baking ingredients are not expired. Expired cream of tartar, baking soda, flour, etc. can definitely affect the outcome of your cookies. Have fun and enjoy.