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

2 apples

1 egg


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 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.

Place 12 dough balls down on the cookie sheet.

Place the apple slices on the cookie bottoms.

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)