Apple Butter Cookies

Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I've found that whole wheat flour works well when combined with fruit or vegetable purees - like carrot cake, zucchini bread, banana bread, pumpkin loaves, and these cookies. So enjoy using whole grains and eating your sweets!


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Serves:

about 3 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
brown sugar (or xylitol sweetener)
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/2 c
sorghum
1
egg
1/2 c
apple butter
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ginger
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 c
hot water
2 1/2 c
whole wheat flour (approximate)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375°F.
2
Cream together brown sugar, butter, and sorghum. Add egg and apple butter; beat until well blended.
3
Stir baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into hot water. Stir into creamed mixture, blending thoroughly. Add the flour and mix well.
4
Drop dough from a teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with baker's sugar, or flatten with a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
5
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on pans, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
6
If you like, add a little more flour (maybe 1/4 cup) and you can form these into balls and roll in granulated sugar. That's what I did with the ones in the picture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy