Apple-crisp cookies
  • 1 c Shortening
  • 1/2 c Butter or margarine
  • 1-1/2 c Brown sugar; packed
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 pk Instant spiced apple flavored drink mix
  • 1 tb Ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 1-1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 ts Vanilla
  • 3 c All-purpose flour
  • 3 c Quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 c Raisins
  • 1 ½ c Dried apple pieces; chopped
  1. In an extra-large mixing bowl beat together the shortening and margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, instant drink mix, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat till combined, scraping the sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour, oats, raisins, and dried apples.
  2. Drop dough from a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 12 minutes or till lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack. This recipe earned Kimberly Kurkovic of Jefferson, Ohio, $200 in the magazine's monthly contest.
Apple-crisp cookies