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


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.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.