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Monday, 26 September 2011

Apple & Raisin Cookies



We've made nearly thirty litres of apple juice this year, from our favourite apple tree. But we also have a tree full of cooking apples to use. I can't quite imagine we'll get through them all, even if I make more mincemeat. However, this was a very tasty start...

You could use dried apple pieces if you prefer, but the texture will be very different to fresh apple.


Apple & Raisin Cookies
Makes 10-12

1½ cup plain flour
¾ cup soft brown sugar
½tsp baking powder
1tsp cinnamon
125g butter (US: 1 stick)
1 egg
½tsp vanilla essence
½ cup apple pieces (one medium cooking apple, chopped finely)
½ cup raisins

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly, breaking up any lumps.
  3. Melt the butter.
  4. Break the egg into the butter, along with the vanilla essence, and mix with a fork until even.
  5. Add the liquids, apple, and raisins to the dry ingredients.
  6. Knead until you reach a dough of even consistency.
  7. Divide into balls and press lightly onto a baking tray - allow space for the cookies to spread during baking.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.


7 comments:

Charlotte said...

YUM! These look delicious, Rachel. Also love the combo--perfect for this time of year :)

Kazzy said...

That is a lot of apple juice! And the cookies look fab!

BECKY said...

Rachel, these look delicious! I plan to make them in the near future....I hope! If I do, I'll let you know!

Rachel said...

Even though we don't have an apple tree I made more mincemeat than we knew what to do with from apples our neighbour gave us. Now we just need to start eating mince pies...!

Slamdunk said...

I am all for those Rachel.

They look wonderful.

Johanna GGG said...

wow that is a lot of apple juice - sounds like lots of soup and smoothies - I also have a recipe in one of my books for cupcakes with apple juice and dried apples - but I like the sound of these cookies with fresh apple - what a great tree!

Fly Girl said...

Apple season is huge here in the Midwest and I was just thinking what I could do with all the apples from apple picking besides the usual. These sound wonderful! I will be trying this recipe soon.

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