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Apple Butter Beauties

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"Great with homemade apple butter, but store-bought is extremely good too!"
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servings 237
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 237 calories; 15.2 23.3 3.6 37 52 Full nutrition

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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 a...

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 le...

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 ma...

I greatly improvised on this recipe. Didn't have wheat germ so I just used more flour. Also ran out of vanilla so and used almond extract instead. When the mixture was ready for baking, it wa...

It was my first time making this and it's delicious!! It is super crumbly so next time I will probably add another yolk. Definitely a keeper though.