Apple Pie Cookie

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An easier way to get your apple pie fix, without the fuss of making an apple pie.

I haven’t baked in 2 weeks. I was starting to miss it terribly. I had been sick, then out of town. So I thought I’d bake something new, something yummy, and something good. My favorite recipes to come up with are ones with ingredients I know most of you can easily find in your pantry or fridge. I’m all about convenience, and using what you have. I hope you love this cookie as much as me and my kids did. One of the kids, she shall remain nameless, at 5 of them. Yes, they are that good. You may want to hide some away for later.

Happy Baking!

Apple Pie Cookie

1 cup softened butter

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp. water

2 eggs

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Apple Pie Filling (below)

Cream together butter, oil and sugars until combined. Add the water and eggs, soda, cream of tartar, salt and flour and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix your dough. Using a large cookie scoop (at least 1/4 cup sized) place a scoop of dough on your cookie sheet, spaced 2″ apart. With a glass or flat measuring cup, press down the rounded dough to make a round “cup to place your filling in.

Top your cookies with a tablespoon of apple pie filling. Then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool 1 minute on the hot pan. Then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Place more apple pie filling on top of cookie and drizzle with caramel. Serve warm or cooled with a scoop of ice cream for extra sweetness.

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4 granny smith apples, peeled and cored, diced

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

pinch of salt

1 tsp. roasted cinnamon

In a medium skillet, heat butter and apples over medium heat. Once the apples are fork tender, about 2-3 minutes, add the brown sugar and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the sauce becomes thicker. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

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