Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Raspberry Delight Cookies!
I saw oatmeal cookies made with aplets in the Aplets and Cotlets catalog. I had a bag of raspberry delights that needed something done with them, other than me eating them! I used my standard oatmeal cookie recipe with just one modification. These are yummy cookies!
For those of you who do not know what an aplet is, it is very similar to turkish delight. There were brothers who moved to Cashmere, Washington in the 1920s and started a candy factory. They based their candy recipe on what they remembered from their homeland, but using the fruits from around Cashmere. Apples and Apricots, then later on expanding to other fruits. It is a fun place to visit www.libertyorchards.com.
Raspberry Delight Cookies
1cup chopped raspberry delight candies (or any other flavor!) I quartered mine
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Penzey's cake spice (or 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon cloves)
2 cups rolled oats
Preheat oven to 400
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla (I used princess emulsion). Add 1/2 cup water
In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spice.
Blend into sugar mixture
Add oats. Mix well. Add raspberry delight candies. I took a bit of the flour and coated the candy so it would not be one giant lump of candy
Drop by medium cookie scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let sit on parchment for about 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool.
Makes about 4 dozen (slightly less)