Chewy apple-slice cookies

(there is a smudge on my lens. bummer.)

There’s this cookie recipe that I found in a Women’s Weekly book that has a perfectly chewy-cookie texture. It also has chocolate, nuts and raisins in the mix – they’re Ash’s favourite cookies. These cookies use just the plain batter, with cinnamon and apple slices on top. The original recipe had eggs in it, and I’d been a little worried about attempting to make it without them, but these worked out just fine!

Back on the topic of using up fresh fruit & veg, I had a bunch of sundowner apples that we hadn’t eaten and they were almost over the hill. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten an apple-cookie, so I’m just going to pretend I’m the first to come up with it.

if you're a chewy-cookie person, this will be like crack to an addict

Chewy apple-slice cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp cornflour mixed into 6 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used canola, nice and neutral)
  • 5-6 apples, slices cut off the sides. Sadly you waste a lot of apple doing this, which is ok when you have a glut of them like I did, but if you find some use for the leftovers, all the better.

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Beat cornflour mixture, sugar and extract together for a minute – it should lighten a little.
  3. Sift in dry ingredients and stir until uniformly combined. I think a handful of chopped walnuts would go well at this stage if you have any on hand – and agree with my thoughts.
  4. Stir in oil until well combined.
  5. Roll about a tablespoon of dough (maybe a little less) into a ball, place on baking-paper-lined oven trays and press down just a bit. Top with a 5mm slice of apple and press down a little more. The dough spread a fair bit while cooking so don’t press too much.
  6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
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