Apple Recipe #3 – Oma’s Apple Cookies


This recipe comes directly from Holland.  Our sister Paula’s husband, is a first generation Dutch Canadian.  His grandparents, Oma and Opa immigrated to Canada, with their young family in 1954.    This is one of our brother-in-law’s favorite things his Oma would make. 
 3/4 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1 Cup margarine (tub or very soft block)
2 Cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
2 apples
1 egg
Preheat oven to 350 deg
Beat the sugar and margarine, add the flour, salt, and baking powder, mix well.  The dough should be like play dough when pressed together. If you chose to use harder fat such as butter it might be more crumbly…it will be just a bit trickier to work with.
Divide the dough into 2 portions, wrap one portion in cling wrap and cut the other portion into 12 equal bits.
Press 12 dough balls down on cookie sheet.
Place the apple slices on the cookie bottoms.

Cut the wrapped portion of dough into 12 equal pieces.  Press each piece out in your hand. Then lay it on top of the apple slices and press around the edges to join top dough to bottom dough.  When you are done, brush cookies with beaten egg, making sure to brush sides too. 

Bake for 25-30 min
Note:  these can be done in a 9X9 pan too as squares.  Just press half the dough in the bottom and line with apple slices.  Roll out the remaining dough as best you can and press over the apples.  Brush on the egg wash….they bake longer, 35-40 min.  They are faster this way, but when your husband’s Oma ALWAYS made the cookies, the squares just don’t cut it for him.  ;0)
September 22, 2011 - 11:34 pm

Barbara F. - Tanya, these are like pocket pies! They look delish. xo,

September 22, 2011 - 11:36 pm

Bella Vista Cottage - Tanya, gracious, do those cookies look delicious. I will try these…thanks for sharing the recipe.

This just means I have to get on my exercise bike even more. Haha.

Barb ♥

September 22, 2011 - 11:45 pm

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September 22, 2011 - 11:48 pm

Christine @ Stonehouse Living - Hi Tanya,
I will try these for my family…they love anything apple.

All the Best,

September 23, 2011 - 2:14 am

Kathleen - These look so good! I want to try them this weekend!
Thanks for becoming a follower, I have followed back.

September 23, 2011 - 3:01 am

A Hint of Home - They look scrumptous! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog!

September 23, 2011 - 4:37 pm

JenH - Hello! I’m one of your newest followers from the Friday Blog Hop! I would love if you could return the follow! Thank you so much!

September 23, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Pat@Back Porch Musings - Oh my, these look so good!

Happy weekend!:-)

September 23, 2011 - 8:46 pm

KATHY - They look so good!! I’m going to make them. Yummy!!


September 23, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Kristin - Tanya~
First off. Yum!
These look wonderful!
I love your apple theme and I LOVE your post on your table setting from last time! It was gorgeous!
I will be spendind some Sweet Country time here!

September 23, 2011 - 10:53 pm

Designs By Pinky - MMM, these look so good! I love ANYTHING apple! XO, Pinky

September 24, 2011 - 10:22 am

Gwyneth - Yum! Dreamy! :)

September 25, 2011 - 5:25 am

Mimi - Love the fresh apples in the center of a brown sugar dough.

September 26, 2011 - 1:15 am

Yvonne @ StoneGable - OOOOOOOOH! These are like little cookie pies! So yummy! I have never seen these before.
Thanks for bringing this sweet treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

September 26, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Cindy - Oh my, they look YUMMY!!! Thanks so much for visiting!

September 28, 2011 - 3:25 am

Bunny Jean - I bet these are more filling than regular cookies, maybe a bit healther too? I’ll have to try this out, my hubby will love them!

Thanks for again for sharing.

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

February 28, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Stefanie Price - I can’t wait to try these, just printed off the recipe. Love apple recipes! Thanks

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