Quick Almond & Apple Cookies

Baking is one of my favorite things. No matter how bad I feel or how sad or stresses I am, if I bake something immediately it makes me feel ten times better. There’s something incredibly comforting to me personally in the whole process of baking. I love the feeling of the dough in my hands and the scent of sweet cake or fresh bread that fills the whole house. On Saturdays I don’t always have a lot of time, so I try to find something not too challenging and quick enough to whip up.

This particular recipe is very easy and quick to make but results are unbelievable. Those simple cookies are amazingly tasty and crunchy, and all you need to make them is a few basic ingredients and 1-2 muffin tin. I have adopted this recipe from the Laura in the Kitchen website with a small change.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of sweet shortcrust pastry sheet (320g) – you can make your own, but this is a quick, time saving recipe, so a shop-bought one is fine 🙂

For the filling:

  • 57g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 57g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 tsp of flour
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced

Method:

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees. Prepare two muffin tins and set aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric whisk, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg and vanilla and whisk until the mixture becomes thick, about 2 minutes.

Add the ground almonds, flour and salt and mix until combined.

Cut the pastry sheet in half. Spread the almond mixture all over the surface of both sheets and sprinkle the diced apple evenly.

Starting from the longer edge roll each half as tight as you can and then cut each roll into 12 equal pieces.

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Place the cut pieces in prepared pans and bake them for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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If you only have one muffin tin, place the second batch of cookies onto a baking sheet or a plate and put them in the fridge until the first batch is baked.

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Et Voilà! Simple and delicious cookies that you can make in less than 40 minutes.

Enjoy! 🙂

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