Saturday, 1 October 2016

Honey and Apple Cookies

This recipe can be used for Jewish New Year.  Usually you make a honey cake for a sweet New Year and everyone has their own honey-cake recipe, 
so I thought this would be nice too.
1/2 cup of shortening or butter
1/2 cup of caster sugar
1/2 cup of honey (or maple syrup)
2 eggs
1/4 cup of sour cream
2 cups of plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp. of each: baking powder, salt, cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and powdered cloves (if wanted)
1.1/2 cups of finely chopped peeled apples - (mini chopper works well)

1 .Cream the fat and sugar and beat in the honey (maple syrup)
2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Stir in the sour cream.
4. Sift in the flour, baking soda, salt and spices - combine well.
5. Add the apples.

Grease a baking tray and

6. Drop teaspoons about 3" apart

Bake at 350 deg. F, approx. 180 deg.C for about 15 minutes until the edges are brown.

 These cookies are probably more cakey than a crisp biscuit, but are very nice. 
You could also sandwich them with jam (or similar) in between.
Original vintage recipe

I think next time I make these, I will bake the batter in a shallow rectangular tin and lightly cut them into squares while they are still warm - I think they may look nicer.

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