My oldest daughter brought home this recipe for Apple Jack Cookies when they were learning about recipe quantities at school, in preparation for hosting their annual Thanksgiving desert for parents.
We made them for the second time this weekend, while staying in the North Carolina mountains with family. They were just as good as they were the first time we made them. And with a crowd in the house, they disappeared off the plate in a matter of seconds. And I’m not kidding!
The only reason I was able to get the picture with a plateful of cookies was because the group was out for a hike, and I stayed back with my little girl who found the cold wind too much to bare. So I got first dibs!
Because this was a special treat weekend, I added some chocolate chips as a surprise. “YUM,” is all I have to say about that!
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup chopped unpeeled apple
Cream togeher sugar and shortening. Beat in egg. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture. Beat until well blended. Stir in apples. Drop in the shape of ball on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
NOTE – I think this is a Betty Crocker recipe. And I noticed it on a couple other blogs when I did a quick google search for Apple Jack Cookies, one even siting it as a recipe her child brought home from school as well. But since we REALLY liked the cookies, I thought it was worth the share.