Friday, January 12, 2007

Apple Currant Cookies

These cookies take some time to make. There is a long list of ingredients, but they are delicious. These cookies turn out best when baked on a silicon baking sheet or parchment paper.


1 cup apple cider
1 cup currants
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup apple butter
1 egg, room temperature
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
3-4 tart cooking apple.
Sugar for dusting


Heat cider in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Place currants in a bowl and pour the cider over them. Allow to sit at least 10 minutes. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside. Cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add apple butter and beat until well blended. Add egg and mix well. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Using a large grater, grate one apple into batter. Stir well. Place batter by heaping teaspoonful on lined cookie sheets. Core and very thinly slice remaining apples. Place one apple slice on top of each cookie and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

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