Hello everyone! Hope you’ve been having a good week 🙂
I’ve been trying to perfect the art of baking for two in my Aunty’s tiny Wellington kitchen 🙂 Sadly I can’t get the photos off my phone at the moment, apologies, so here is a recipe from my last holidays!
Apples and cinnamon are just best friends, right? Apple crumble, apple tart, cinnamon porridge with apples, the all famous apple pie….. and now in cookie form too 😀
They aren’t really difficult, they just have three components (which aren’t difficult either!) and they even have an apple filling! Which is just apple and a bit of honey. Mmmm. You could put jam into the middle and make it a linzer torte sandwhich cookie, or even just use apple butter/puree that you already have or have bought 🙂
The cookies are nice and soft sugar cookies so the filling doesn’t squish out when you bite down…..! Usually I’m a crunchy biscuit kinda gal but I thought I’d honour the northern hemishpere with this one 🙂 Plus apple pie is much celebrated there!
‘Apple Pie’ Sandwich Cookies
75g butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1&1/4 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 an apple
1 tsp honey
25g butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
->some apple filling from above
Dash of milk
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and grease or line one baking tray.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gently mix in the egg. Combine 1 cup of flour with the cinnamon (just so you don’t add too much, it depends on the size of the egg!) and add it to the butter mixture a bit at a time. Continue to add until you have a firm dough (at this point you may have to add the extra flour). Roll out until 3-4mm thick and cut into cookies (I used an apple shaped cutter I remembered I had from when I was tiny! You can use any cutter you like). Place on the tray and bake about 10 minutes, until firm and the cookies move when nudged. Cool completely.
Meanwhile you can make the filling! Chop up the apple into tiny little cubes (or grate it and chop finely if you like) and place in a small bowl. Microwave on high for a minute and stir in the honey. Microwave for another minute. The apples should be golden cooked through. Chill.
Now, for the frosting! Beat that butter, icing sugar and cinnamon until smooth and light! Add in a about 2 tsps of the apple filling too.
To assemble, pair up the cookies into similar sized ones (sometimes they get a little morphed). Onto the bottom of one cookie, pipe or spread some frosting, leaving a gap into the middle for the filling. Dollop in about 1/2 a tsp of the apple filling into the hole and place the bottom side of the top cookie on top! Repeat until finished 🙂
Note: I like to frost all the bottom halves of the cookies first so that I can use up all the frosting and have it all even. Up to you!
Makes 16, they last well for 3 days!
Have a good week everyone! Also yummmm apple pie 🙂