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Apple Butter Cookies

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These cookies are best served warm out of the oven! They combine the rich flavors of apple butter, cinnamon and nutmeg  in a hearty treat. The cookies won't spread much after being dropped, so be careful not to make them too thick.


  • 2 Tbsp. butter room temperature
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. apple butter
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg to taste
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 3/4 c. pecans toasted and chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet; set aside.

In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar and egg. Add apple butter and stir. In a separate bowl combine flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, salt, nutmeg (to taste) and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Roll mix into approximatley 1 inch balls. In a seperate bowl, combine rolled oats and pecans. Roll cookie balls in oats and pecan mix. Drop by cookie balls onto greased cookie sheet and bak in a 375 degree F. oven for 8 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges of cookies. 

Yields: 2-1/2 dozen cookies. 

Photography by Nathaniel Crawford - Terminatetor Kitchen