Appalachian Stack Cookies with Kentucky Apple Butter
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Appalachian Stack Cookies with Kentucky Apple Butter
Appalachian Stack Cookies with Kentucky Apple Butter

A twist on the traditional Appalachian stack cake, these Gold Medal™ White Cake Mix spice cookies layer five high, with a layer of fresh apple butter between the cookies. Cut into wedges, they are a delicious slice of history.

Servings: 120 servings (1 serving = 1 stack cookie wedge)
Kentucky Apple Butter
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Applesauce, unsweetened
5 lb 8.00 oz
10 cups
Lemon juice
5.50 oz
2/3 cup
Molasses
1 Tbsp
Light brown sugar, packed
1 lb 4.00 oz
2 1/2 cups
Cinnamon, ground
2 1/2 Tbsp
Kosher salt
1 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg, ground
1 1/4 tsp
Ginger, dried, ground
1 1/4 tsp
Allspice, ground
1 1/4 tsp
Cloves, ground
3/4 tsp
Cardamom, ground
3/4 tsp
Cookies
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Butter, unsalted, softened
1 lb
2 cups
Molasses
2.50 oz
1/4 cup
Eggs, large
4 oz
2 each
Cinnamon, ground
1 Tbsp
Ginger, dried, ground
1 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg, ground
1 tsp
Assembly
INGREDIENT
WEIGHT
MEASURE
Kentucky Apple Butter, prepared
2 lb
3 1/4 cups
Powdered sugar
1 oz
1/4 cup
Kentucky Apple Butter - 60, 1 oz servings
  1. Combine applesauce, lemon juice and molasses in large mixing bowl; stir until well-mixed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients; stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide mixture between 2 well-sprayed full sheet pans; spread evenly.
  4. Bake as directed below until most of liquid cooks out, but is still spreadable.
  5. Allow to cool and reserve 2 lb (3 1/4 cups) for recipe assembly.
BAKE:
TEMP
TIME
Convection Oven*
325°F
30-35 minutes
Standard Oven
375°F
35-40 minutes
*Rotate pans baked in convection oven one-half turn (180°) after 15 minutes of baking.
Cookies
  1. Cream butter and molasses in mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed until fluffy, approx. 3 minutes.
  2. Scrape bowl and paddle; add eggs and mix on medium speed 3 more minutes.
  3. Add cake mix, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg; mix on low speed for 1 minute or until mixed.
  4. Deposit #30 scoops of dough on parchment-lined full sheet pan in a 3 x 5 pattern.
  5. Press dough flat to a diameter of 3-inches using floured, flat-bottomed cup; edges of dough will be uneven.
  6. Bake as directed below; allow cookies to cool completely.
BAKE:
TEMP
TIME
Convection Oven*
325°F
7-9 minutes
Standard Oven
375°F
9-11 minutes
*Rotate pans baked in convection oven one-half turn (180°) after 3 minutes of baking.
Assembly
  1. Spread 1/2 oz (#70 scoop) of Kentucky Apple Butter on 4 cookies; stack into layers and top with 5th cookie.
  2. Repeat for remaining cookies; chill overnight to allow flavors to blend and moisture to soften cookies.
  3. Cut each cookie stack into 8 wedges; dust tops of each stack with powdered sugar before separating.
  4. Serve 1 wedge per portion, at room temperature.

  • Tip: Use remaining Kentucky Apple Butter as a spread on biscuits.
  • Discover our exciting Appalachian Stack Cookies with Kentucky Apple Butter recipe. Brought to you by our expert Culinary team at General Mills Foodservice.
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Nutrition Information

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Serving Size:
1 stack cookie wedge
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
1g
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrition values are calculated using the weights of ingredients.

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