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Friday, October 23, 2009

Apple Nut Crackers

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, toasted and finely minced
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup applesauce

In a medium mixing bowl stir together the dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
Add applesauce all at once. Using a fork, stir until the mixture can be gathered into a ball. Divide dough in half. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease baking sheets and set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of the dough into a 12x7 inch rectangle. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares with a pastry wheel (I use a pizza cutter)--you can also get fancy and do circles, triangles, letters, etc. Place crackers 1/4 inch apart on baking sheet and prick each cracker with a fork a few times to prevent bubbles. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool until firm and store in an air-tight container.

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