Friday, December 14, 2012

Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies

For this recipe I got my inspiration from the unopened bottle of apple pie spice in my cupboard.  I knew there had to be another use for it besides just apple pie.  So I thought to myself, sugar cookies, plus spice, plus real apples equals one delicious cookie!  And I was right. 

2/3 C shortening
2/3 C butter
1 1/2 C white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking bowder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1 apple  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar.  Stir in the eggs and vanilla.

In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

Stir flour mixture into the creamed mixture until fully combined. 

Add in the apple pie spice and stir well.  
Peel and chop the apple into small bits and fold into cookie dough.

Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes, cool on racks. Enjoy!

You can also make up a quick powdered sugar and milk glaze to top the cookies.  I thought it made a nice addition.