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Apple Sauce Cookies

A few days ago I took my granddaughter, Ivy on a small field trip to our friend's home to share the experience of picking apples from the ground and tree, just like I did when I was a small girl.  The fallen apples were always perfect for pies, cookies, apple crisps, apple sauce, Perishky or even drying.
There was never a wasted apple.  Every fall, my father would drive the family sedan to Osoyoos to pick up a load of apples.   We first had to eat the McIntosh and Spartans, which lasted till Christmas. After Christmas, we could eat the red and yellow delicious apples as they were preserved longer. Today I love the Honey Crisp apples and I'm thankful I don't have to wait for any seasonal times.

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup diced apples

  1. Peel the apples and dice.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl
  3. Add flour and dry spices to the mixture
  4. Add liquid, apples, raisins and mix well.
  5. Drop dough onto parchment paper
  6. Bake in oven at 400 degrees° for 12 minutes.
  7. Cool on parchment paper for a few minutes and transfer to cookie racks

Tip from Ivy:  "Oma, don't forget the baking soda.  Mummy forgot to put the baking soda in the cookies and they did not grow...."

Take a peek at Bev's muffin apple recipe.  This recipe is so delicious and makes a big batch.


  1. I love that intense look on Ivy's face as she's peeling apples and look at her cut the apple into pieces. A chef in the making!
    Delicious cookies!

  2. Ivy is just so adorable and she is turning into a great little kitchen helper! Those cookies look so delicious. Loved hearing how you remembered apple picking when you were her age.


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