Monthly Book Giveaway - February 2023

APPLE cookies - they must be healthy!??

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APPLE cookies - they must be healthy!??
I love these apple cookies.
This batch of cookies has 4 apples in it. That has to make them healthy, right?

I’ve been making this recipe for .. maybe 30 years? It’s always a favourite.



The recipe

Mix together:
  • 1.5 c sugar
  • .5 c lard 
Add in
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
Mix in
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • (And I always add a pinch of salt) 
Finely chop and then add:
  • 4 apples or 1 cup
  • (I chop them in my little Ninja Blender)
Scoop into 2” balls
Dip in a cinnamon-sugar mixture
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
Bake at 350F for about 12 minutes.


They will be really soft!!! If you over cook them they will be really, really crunchy and they won’t be a favourite. Talking from experience. 

Trust the soft-ness

I have no idea if they store well as they usually don’t make it through a day or two! 

This is a great winter recipe, using the apples in storage that might be getting a little soft. 
- Debbie 

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