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
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 crumbly...it 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
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)