Cosmic Crisp® Apple Turnovers

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour

Filling

  • 3 medium-sized apples
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • A handful of chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping
  • Powdered Sugar

Directions

  1. For the filling, peel and cut the apples. Grate them using the coarse side of a grater. Finely chop a handful of walnuts using a sharp knife. Transfer the grated apples to a pan and cook them until the liquid evaporates. Then, add sugar, chopped walnuts, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir to combine. Once the apples have cooked down and the filling is ready, set it aside.
  2. For the dough, mix together room-temperature butter, sugar, yogurt, egg, vanilla extract, and oil using a spatula. Add, cornstarch and baking powder. Start kneading the dough and gradually add flour until you achieve a smooth and non-sticky consistency.
  3. Once the dough is ready, take one mandarin-sized piece with your hands. Roll each piece into a smooth ball for easier shaping.
  4. Take one of the dough pieces and roll it out into a circle using a rolling pin. Using a small knife, make five parallel cuts lengthwise on the dough. Place a spoonful of the prepared apple filling on the dough and shape it into a crescent by folding the dough over the filling. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling, shaping all the cookies.
  5. Arrange the cookies on a baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25-30 minutes until they turn slightly golden. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t overbake.
  6. Once baked, let the cookies cool on a wire rack. Once they reach room temperature, sprinkle powdered sugar over the cookies.
  7. Your apple turnovers are now ready to be served. Enjoy!

Original Recipe by Esra Mese of Charmer Kitchen

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