I wish I had discovered these babies earlier in my life as they are so yummy. I made them basically every weekend since I found this recipe and now I can’t wait to share it with you guys. In fact I’m eating one while writing this blogpost. The best part is that it’s made from ingredients that you probably all already have at home! It’s my go to if I’m craving some baked goods but don’t want to go to a bakery. If you love pancakes you will love these apple cookies. They are big, soft and fluffy and, in my opinion, taste very similar to pancakes which is always a good thing. It’s also a great recipe to use up some overripe apples. You can whip them up in just 25 Minutes from beginning to end and they are super easy to make. Plus you won`t need any special equipment. I just use a bowl and a whisk to stir the ingredients together.
Here in Germany they are also called “Apfelberge” which translates into apple mountains. I guess because they look like little piles of apples and dough.
Preheat the oven to 200 ° C. Peel and chop apples into small chunks. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above. Start with the dry ones and than add the wet ones. Fold in the apples. The dough should be rather sticky. Then use two tablespoons to spread small heaps on a sheet of baking paper. I usually get about 10 cookies out of the dough. Leave enough space between the piles. 3 cm at least as the dough will rise while baking. Bake them for 10 – 15 minutes until slightly brown. They taste best if they are still warm but will also stay soft when cooled. You can keep them in an air tight container for up to three days.
Optional: Sprinkle the slightly cooled apple cookies with powdered sugar. You could also mix some cinnamon or walnuts in the dough. Next time I want to switch out the apples and use oranges instead. I think it could work out well too.