Got To Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Harvest Apple Cookies

These cookies are like a cobbler.  You could even put a few in a bowl with some ice cream.  They are best warm but what cookie isn’t?  I used our North Carolina Rome Apple because it is one of our best baking apples.  The flavor grows richer as it bakes.

Servings: 24
Cook Time: Prep Time: 20 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes
Meal Type: Dessert
NC Ingredients: Apples

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Ingredients

2
cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
stick (8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
1
cup granulated sugar
1
large egg
1/2
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2
North Carolina Rome Apples – cored, peeled and diced
1/3
cup apple jelly
2
Tablespoons fine sanding sugar
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.

Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 2-4 minutes.  Reduce speed to low.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Add apples and jelly, and beat until just combined.

Using a 1 ½ – inch ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment, spacing about 2 inches apart. (If not baking all the cookies at once, refrigerate dough between batches; dough can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.)  Combine sanding sugar and cinnamon.  Sprinkle each cookie with 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Bake cookies, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown and just set, 11 to 13 minutes.  Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.