Friday, January 11, 2008

Apple Pie Wedges

My 12 year old son, Daniel, also loves to cook and this was one of his first and favorite recipes.

Apple Pie Wedges

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup apple butter
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon apple pie spice
½ teaspoon vanilla

Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy.
Add egg yolk and apple butter; mix well. Add flour, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla; beat at low speed until well blended.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 6-inch disc on waxed paper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325F. invert 1 disc of dough into ungreased 9 inch round pie plate.
Press dough into plate with lightly floured hand covering plate completely.
Flute edges using handle of wooden spoon. Deeply score into 8 wedges.
Prick surface using tines of fork. Repeat steps with remaining disc of dough and another pie plate.
Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. Cut into wedges.
Yields 16 wedges.

Tip: Serve these tasty cookies warm with a big scoop of vanilla or cinnamon-flavored ice cream.

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