SEPTEMBER IS APPLE MONTH
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.
OMA’S APPLE COOKIES
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
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.
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)