Apples Rolled in Autumn

This apple cookie recipe tastes just like portable apple crisp; top one with vanilla ice cream for the full, delicious effect.

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Cookie Classics Made Easy by Brandi Scalise

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"If you love apple crisp, you will love this cookie," says Cookie Classics Made Easy (Storey) author Brandi Scalise. " With its apples, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts, it’s practically the same thing in cookie form. My brother likes to heat up a few cookies in a bowl and put vanilla ice cream on top of them."

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Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
2 egg yolks
1 medium apple (your preference), peeled and chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 335 degrees F. If using regular (nonstick) cookie sheets, line with parchment paper.

2. Combine the butter, egg yolks, apple, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking powder, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Mix well, preferably with an electric mixer, occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat in the oats and flour until well combined, then mix in the walnuts.

3. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop or a rounded teaspoon, scoop out the dough and drop about 1 inch apart on the cookie sheets.

4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are slightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Excerpted from Cookie Classics Made Easy © by Brandi Scalise, photography by Katie Craig, used with permission from Storey Publishing.

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