Lithuanian apple cookies are moist and amazing treats. They are not too sweet and after eating a hearty Lithuanian meal, it made for the perfect ending. Lithuanians love to add sour cream to just about everything and these delightful cookies are no exception. I suppose that is what makes them so moist, along with the apples of course. Apples grow in the cold Lithuanian climate so an appropriate dessert to end with. You can use any apple you like, for this recipe I used the Granny Smith and we loved it!
Lithuanian Apple Cookies
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1/4 cup oil
- a pinch of salt
- 2 cup apples
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- icing sugar to sprinkle optional
Peel and core apples, cut into small cubes and sprinkle with lemon juice
Beat egg with sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add sour cream and oil and continue beating.
Sift flour with baking soda, add beaten eggs and apple cubes.
Cover a baking tray with baking paper. Place tablespoons of the batter on the tray. Bake 15-20 minutes in 360 degree oven (they should be lovely brownish on the top). Cool down and sprinkle with icing sugar if using.