Apple Butter Beauties

Apple Butter Beauties

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Kevin Ryan
Recipe by  Kevin Ryan

“Great with homemade apple butter, but store-bought is extremely good too!”

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream the butter with the yolk and vanilla.
  3. Place the sugar and the pecans in a food processor and grind to a fine texture. Add the wheat germ, flour, and the salt and process again just to mix. Add the pecan mixture to the butter mixture.
  4. Roll this dough into balls a little more than 1 inch in diameter. Place on ungreased sheets about 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, make a dent in the top of each ball.
  5. Bake until a little brown , 15-20 minutes. When they come from the oven, use a spoon or another tool to open the dent you made ( it tends to close during baking). Let rest on the sheet for about 4 minutes and then remove to a rack. Cool completely. Spoon the apple butter into the indents and serve.

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The recipe mentions topping the cookie with the apple butter after baking. They sounded wonderful, but I thought they would be more well received (in my family) if I mixed the apple butter in and then baked them. They were EXCELLENT! I should have made more - my husband raved and raved about them. He can't wait until I make them again. Great with a cup of coffee! Thanks Kevin!



Really enjoyed these, but must 'fess up, I did make some adjustments: (like some other reviews suggested) I added the apple butter before baking, I used walnuts (ground half of the amount and left the remaining amount finely chopped - I am a texture freak), didn't have wheat germ so I used whole wheat flour and milled flax seed and lastly, I used the entire egg. The result a moist cake like cookie that reminded us of pecan sandies - will definitely make again - thank you Kevin.



They are okay- I mixed the apple butter in to the recipe because I didnt know if I could freeze it 'raw'. I dusted them with confectioners sugar to make them look better. Would probably not make again.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 237 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 23.3 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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