When I was a kid my mom made these “cookies” called Apple Chunkies. These had a thin glaze on top and were cut and eaten warm and Mom cutting them and handing them out to us is one of my favorite memories. Today, I share that recipe with you and hope that it will create good memories for you too.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly grease a 9×13 pan. I use butter, but you can use shortening if you want. Sprays like Pam aren’t recommended because they just don’t coat the pan well enough.
Stir together 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Melt 1 stick of butter in a large saucepan. Once it’s melted, remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar. Let this cool slightly. While it’s cooling, coarsely chop 2 medium or 1 large apple. You can peel them if you want to, but I like to leave the peel on. To your slightly cooled sugar mixture, beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, making sure one is completely incorporated before adding the next. To this add 1/2 teaspoon each Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Stir in your chopped apple and then stir in the flour mixture. The resulting batter will be a lovely caramel color and fairly stiff.
Pour batter into your greased pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Make a glaze with confectioner’s sugar and milk (just put some powdered sugar in a glass measuring cup and add milk a tablespoon at a time until you have a creamy, pourable consistency. You’ll need between 1/2 and 1 cup of glaze depending on how glazey you want it) and pour over the pan as soon as it comes out of the oven and spread it evenly. Let it cool for a few minutes and then cut into bars. These are best when warm but are also very good the next day, if they last that long 🙂