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
1½ cup plain flour
¾ cup soft brown sugar
½tsp baking powder
125g butter (US: 1 stick)
½tsp vanilla essence
½ cup apple pieces (one medium cooking apple, chopped finely)
½ cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 160°C.
- Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly, breaking up any lumps.
- Melt the butter.
- Break the egg into the butter, along with the vanilla essence, and mix with a fork until even.
- Add the liquids, apple, and raisins to the dry ingredients.
- Knead until you reach a dough of even consistency.
- Divide into balls and press lightly onto a baking tray - allow space for the cookies to spread during baking.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.