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Apple Walnut Cookies
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Wonderful Fall or Winter Treat with nutritional value!

S. Chokel

Serves/Makes:24 generous cookies

  • 1 tart apple
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) honey
  • 2 large eggs (I use Jumbo eggs)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) to 5 tsp (25 ml) ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) walnuts, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) all-purpose flour
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (200 C.).
  • Dice apple into small cubes and place on a baking tray.
  • Bake the fruit cubes for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until just soft.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, shortening, baking soda, brown sugar, honey, eggs, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  • Add the flour, apple bits and walnuts to the cookie dough and thoroughly combine.
  • Drop cookies onto ungreased baking sheets by the heaping tspful.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
  • Do not over bake, as they are best when a bit soft.
  • Let cool on the tray before storing.
As a different tone to the cookies, try omitting the cinammon and using apple pie spice!

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