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Apple Doodles

This apple doodle recipe originally started as an apple cake. But I worked it into a recipe for cookies and have been making them this way ever since. It's a nice way to feature fall's delicious produce. —Cecilia Lorraine Ruiz, Sunnyvale, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in apple and, if desired, walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 13-15 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 72 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Cloiesmom
    Oct 3, 2020

    I found the dough crumbly so I added a splash of milk to make the dough more like cookie dough. Otherwise I liked the flavors and it was pretty simple to make.

  • xylo_g
    Feb 11, 2015

    Pretty much just what I expected . Apple-cinnamon deliciousness! I also used butter.

  • maritab
    Apr 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • HMSell
    Nov 14, 2011

    Were somewhat dry, just add a little more milk. Turned out very soft. Excellent fall snack.

  • cookinfanatic25
    Nov 10, 2011

    Even though the cookies turned out really yummy, I had a hard time stirring the dough and found I had to add a bit more.

  • Oceanwave
    Nov 3, 2011

    Great flavor! YUM!!!

  • khull2
    Sep 19, 2011

    These cookies are excellent! I used butter instead of the butter-flavored shortening. The cookies came out very soft.

  • kellydin86
    Sep 18, 2011

    Mine came out very dry. They fell apart when you picked them up, I thought they could have been a lot more moist.

  • southernmama3
    Sep 4, 2011

    I live in apple country and made these last fall. My very picky children loved them. I make them all the time.

  • 3152004703
    Sep 8, 2010

    These cookies are awsome!!!! I would add a little more apple to it but other than that it was a huge hit with the family. This is going to be a cookie I'll be making all fall long!