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Fresh Apple Chews


Makes about 30

3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
3 tablespoons water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup raisins
1 medium-sized apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
15 red or green candied cherries, halved

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a large baking sheet or line with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat together brown sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg and water and beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in walnuts, raisins and apple. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, 2" apart. With the back of a spoon, spread each cookie into a 3" round, and place a candied cherry half in the center of each. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Note: Adapted from a recipe in "Good Housekeeping Holiday Best '95"

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Reviews of Fresh Apple Chews:

1-5 of 5 reviews  

  A in Mississippi  Feb 3, 2011
Would make this again.
What I love about this cookie: Fresh grated apple! I made a few modifications to the recipe: for one cup of flour, I used I cup of rolled oats. Almonds instead of walnuts; 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut added; no cherry.

The cookies are not overly sweet, a plus; however, I wish I would have added a smidgen of vanilla, as they need just a scosch of flavor to carry them to a five star rating.

Thanks for a great way to incorporate some apples for my tots! :D
4 stars

  Ana in canada  Dec 21, 2009
Would make this again.
yum 5 stars

  Shannon in Missouri  Dec 12, 2008
Would make this again.
These cookies are so good and very easy to make. They were some of the softest cookies I have ever eaten or made for that matter. I made some for a party and I had only a few left over at the end of the night. I will be making these for Christmas. I think I'll need to bring copies of the recipe too. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 16, 2007
Would make this again.
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars

  kathy  Dec 1, 2007
Would make this again.
its so delicious everyone make it it'll be a pleaser for anyone 5 stars

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