Friday, November 5, 2010
Cookie Recipe #307 - Apple Cream Pennies
Two soft cookies holding an apple-flavored creamy filling is today's cookie recipe.
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup butter, softened, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract. Filling: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup apple butter.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. Mix well with a wire whisk. Set aside.
Blend sugars in a large bowl; add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down sides of bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and blend at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
Shape dough into marble-sized balls. Place balls on ungreased baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Bake 10-11 minutes. Do not brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Prepare the filling: Blend cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl until fluffy. Add apple butter and beat until smooth and thoroughly combined.
With a small knife spread 1 teaspoonful of apple cream on the bottom half of each cooled cookie. Top with another cookie to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies and filling.
Makes 6 dozen pennies.
"Mrs. Fields Cookie Book", Time-Life Books, Inc., Alexandria, VA, 1992.