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Apple Cookies contributed by, Evan from The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio USA

Apple Cookies

From: Lithuania

By: Evan

P1000125

Servings: 12

 

Ingredients

 

FOR THE APPLES

4 whole medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into thick slices, about 6 slices per apple

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

 

FOR THE DOUGH

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 ounce, weight butter, cold cut into half-inch cubes

8 ounces, weight farmer’s cheese, cold

2 tablespoons sour cream

 

FOR COATING THE COOKIES

1 whole egg white lightly beaten

1/3 cups sugar

 

 

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

First prepare the apples. In a medium bowl mix the apple slices, sugar and some cinnamon enough to cover the apples. Set aside while you prepare the dough. Preheat the oven to 400˚. Line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment.

To prepare the dough, in a food processor pulse flour, sugar and salt to combine. Add cubed butter, cheese and sour cream and pulse until all ingredients come together and form a ball.

Take the dough out of the food processor and place it onto a floured surface. If it looks like it is to sticky to roll with a rolling pin, add a small amount of flour and knead with your hands until it looks like it can be rolled with a rolling pin. When the dough is ready, cut about a quarter of the dough and roll it into a long narrow rectangle. Then cut it into about 2 centimeters wide. Take one strip and wrap it around the apple slices in an overlapping manner, add a pice from another strip. Pinch the ends of the cookie so that there are no holes.

Dip one side of the cookie into the egg white, then into the sugar, and place it on the baking sheet, sugary side facing up. Continue with the rest of the cookies. Cook till the cookies are deep golden brown, about 25 minutes. Don’t try to eat them straight from the oven; let them cool a bit before serving because the apples inside will be very, very hot.

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