Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Cookie Recipe #165 - Apple and Cinnamon Sandwich Cookies
These resemble mini apple pies and are also similar in taste, but no fork is needed to gobble them down.
Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced, 2 tablespoons apple jelly, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, sugar for sprinkling.
Instructions: In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook apples, apple jelly, honey and cinnamon for 10-15 minutes, or unti apples are tender. Set aside to cool completely.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour and baking powder. Cover and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray baking sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside.
Divide dough in half and roll each portion separately on lightly floured surface into a rectangle, 9x12 inches. Cut into 1 1/4x2 1/4 inch rectangles.
Drop 1 tablespoon of apple filling on half of rectangles, then cover with another rectangle. Press edges together to seal. Make 2 small incisions on the top of each sandwich; sprinkle tops with sugar (granulated or raw). Arrange on baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
If desired, a simple icing of powdered sugar and milk can be drizzled over cooled cookies.
Makes 24 mini apple pie sandwich cookies.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.