Apple Doodle Cookies.
2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely diced peeled tart apple
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder,
baking soda and salt; stir half into the creamed mixture. Stir in
the apple, walnuts if desired and remaining flour mixture.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased baking
sheets. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.