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Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

Apple Pie Cookies          
Source: Jan Taylor
Posted by: Pepper Sun, 12 Dec 2004, at 10:59 a.m.

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 medium tart apples, peeled and grated (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup water

4 tablespoons water
Red and green liquid food coloring

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla.

Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.

Divide in half. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until easy to handle (dough will be soft).

Meanwhile, combine filling ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until apples are softened and mixture is thickened; cool.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2 in. apple cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Spread with 2 tsp. of filling to within 1/4 in. of edge.

Top with another cutout and seal edges. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons water and 18 drops red food coloring. In another bowl, combine remaining water and 6 drops green food coloring. Using a pastry brush, "paint" apples red with green leaves.

Makes 2 dozen.



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