Monday, July 18

Apple Spice Cookies

With the three autumn harvest festivals coming up I'm going to be sharing a variety of tasty recipes using seasonal foods, starting with cookies and biscuits. Whether you make up a batch for your seasonal celebrations, as a gift for a loved one or just for a tasty snack with your afternoon coffee or tea, I hope these spiced cookies with an apple filling will be a hit with everyone!

Apple Spice Cookies

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp apple juice
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch salt
  • 100g dried apple, finely chopped
For the Filling
  • 1 tbsp caster sugars
  • 1 tbsp custard powder
  • 125ml milk
  • 5 tbsp apple sauce
Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg and apple juice. Sift the flour, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt into the butter mixture then add the dried apple and stir until combined. Half the dough, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 40 - 60 minutes (the closer to 60 minutes the better).

Preheat the oven to 190°C and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Roll out the dough and cut out the cookies with a 5cm square cookie cutter and place them on the baking sheets ensuring that they are well spaced. Bake for 15 minutes or so, until they are golden brown. Leave to cool. 

To make the filling, mix the sugar custard powder and milk together in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring continuously until the mixture is thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the apple sauce. Cover the surface of the pan with clingfilm and leave to cool. 

One the cookies and filling are both cool, spoon the filling over half of the cookies and top with the remainder. Ta da! Lovely, sweet sandwich like cookies!

I want to add a thank you to this post as well -  to the lovely Tamara  at Riding on a Broomstick who gave me this award -

Thank you! You made me all proud and happy that day and definately glad that I started this blog!


  1. oh i love this recipe... Going to try it out with our people when i get back to work :o)

  2. Make me some too. Nao. ;p