Monday, July 26, 2010

Apple-spice Cookies

makes 2 dozen

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon allspice
1¼ teaspoons ginger
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup apple juice concentrate
⅔ cup raisins
2 egg whites
¼ cup vegetable oil

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices, set aside. Place apple juice concentrate and raisins in a blender or food processor and puree. Add egg white and pulse until blended. Add the egg whites and beat on slow speed just until combined. Gradually add the mixture alternating with the oil to the dry ingredients. Wrap dough in waxed paper and refrigerate 2 hours. Preheat oven to 375F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Shape dough into walnut-sized balls. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with fork. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until just done. Cool on wire rack.