Apple Butter Cookies

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Mar. 22, 2011


Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Egg 1 , beaten
Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Sifted all purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Buttermilk/Sour milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Apple butter/Tart jam 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon


Work shortening with back of spoon until fluffy and creamy.

Add brown sugar gradually, while continuing to work until light.

Add egg.

Sift together salt, baking soda, and flour, and add alternately with buttermilk to sugar mixture.

Chill until easy to handle, then turn out onto lightly floured board.

Roll to 1/8" thickness; then cut with 21/2" cookie cutter.

Put together in pairs with 1 teasp apple butter or jam in center between the two.

Press edges together with tines of fork.

Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.

Place on greased cookie sheets about 1" apart.

Then bake in moderately hot oven of 400°F for 12-15 min.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3526Calories from Fat 992

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g172.8%

Saturated Fat 27.8 g139%

Trans Fat 13 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg

Sodium 1816.6 mg75.69%

Total Carbohydrates 581 g193.8%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 279.8 g

Protein 50 g100.6%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 1.3%

Calcium 29% Iron 113.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet