Wednesday, October 15, 2014

APPLESAUCE COOKIES WITH CARAMEL FROSTING

INGREDIENTS
APPLESAUCE COOKIES
·                   2 cups sugar
·                   1 cup shortening
·                   2 eggs
·                   2 cups applesauce
·                   4 cups flour
·                   2 tsp. baking soda
·                   2 tsp. baking powder
·                   1 tsp. cinnamon
·                   ½ tsp. cloves
CARAMEL FROSTING
·                   6 Tbsp. butter
·                   ½ cup heavy cream
·                   1 cup packed brown sugar
·                   2 tsp. vanilla
·                   2 cups powdered sugar
INSTRUCTIONS 
Cookies
1.          Preheat oven to 375 F
2.          In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.
3.          Cream sugar and shortening together.
4.          Add eggs and applesauce and mix well.
5.          Add in dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
6.          Drop small spoonfuls of batter on greased cookie sheet.
7.          Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.
8.          While cookies are cooling, prepare frosting.
Caramel Frosting
1.          In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, heavy cream and brown sugar.
2.          Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture just begins to boil; remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool, then stir in the powdered sugar.
3.          Spread frosting over cookies

FROM CAROLYN MILLS:
Makes about 90 cookies, dropped by full teaspoon.
In my stove, the cookies needed to be baked the full 10 minutes (need to start to brown, since they are so soft).
I cut the ingredients for the Caramel Frosting in half. That was enough to frost all but a few. I didn’t have “heavy cream”, so I used coffee creamer.

I washed & cored mixed kinds of apples (do not peel) and cooked overnight in crook pot. NO INGREDIENTS ADDED. (This is what I now call “fried apples” Husband is diabetic & loves them)
To make the applesauce, I blended “fried apples” until peelings were completely cut 

1 comment:

  1. Your cookies were delicious - thanks for sharing!

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