Apple Pie Cookies

30 minutes + 35 minutes Serves 24

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 185g butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp cold water, plus 1/4 cup extra
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tsp cornflour
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Streusel Topping
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled outs
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g butter, melted
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Method

  • 1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the flour and caster sugar. Add butter and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. In a small bowl, mix together the egg yolk and water, add to the processor and pulse until mixture clumps together into a ball. Wrap dough and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • 2. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Spray two 12-hole muffin trays with cooking oil spray.

  • 3. Roll out dough on a floured surface until it's 5mm thick. Cut out circles to fit into the base of each muffin tray hole. Place a circle into each muffin hole and prick with a fork. Chill for 10 minutes.

  • 4. In a medium saucepan, add the apples, white sugar, cinnamon, cornflour, lemon juice and remaining water. Cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5-10

  • minutes, or until the apples have softened slightly and the juices thicken. Remove from the heat to cool. Add a heaped tablespoon of cooled apple filling into each muffin hole.

  • 5. Meanwhile, to make the streusel topping, in a medium bowl, add all ingredients and

  • mix until combined and crumbly. Scatter a heaped tablespoon of streusel topping on

  • top of each muffin hole and gently press it down.

  • 6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool and firm in the muffin tray for at least 20 minutes before removing. Cool on a wire rack.

  • PER SERVE

  • • Energy 845Kj • Protein 2g • Total Fat 11g • Saturated Fat 6g • Carbohydrates 24g • Sugars 11g • Sodium 34mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition foundation

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