This is one of my favorite cookies and with this recipe I won the cookie category of Food Science Bake Contest:)
1 cup yogurt
1 cup sugar
250 gr margarine/butter, melted1/2-1 cup canola oil
1 tsp baking powder
7-8 cup flour
½ cup confectioner’s sugar for garnish
3 apples, peeled, cored and shredded
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup crushed walnuts/pecans
Mix all the dough ingredients, but flour and confectioner’s sugar. Add flour slowly and form a non sticking dough. Knead for 4-5 minutes. Then, cover the dough with a clean cloth and leave for resting.
Meanwhile, cook shredded apples with sugar for about 10 minutes over low-medium heat. When they turn to brown stir in cinnamon and walnuts/pecans.
Cut the dough into 3 pieces and flatten each dough with a roller about 1/10 inch thickness. Then cut it into 8 pieces (see the picture). Put 1 tsp filling on the wide side and roll it up (see the picture). Use baking paper over the baking tray or grease it. Then place the apple cookie rolls on the tray and preheat the oven to 350F (180 C). Bake them for about 30 minutes, till they get light brown. Make sure not to over bake.
Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar on tops and serve.