Girl Scout Cookie Challenge Part III- Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares

Jun 6th
Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares
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Trefoils Girl Scout Cookies

Trefoils Girl Scout Cookies

Yes, I know what you’re thinking – You STILL have left over Girl Scout Cookies!?!? I promise, this is the last of them!!

I was feeling extra patriotic this Memorial Day weekend and decided to create a little slice of Americana – The Apple Pie. As I rummaged through our cabinets for ingredients, I came across the LAST remaining box of Girl Scout Cookies – A half eaten box of Trefoils Old-Fashioned Shortbread Cookies.

While seriously debating whether or not to chuck the box in the trash, it hit me – A CRUMBLE!

The 3rd, and final, installment of my Girl Scout Cookie Challenge (see previous Part I and Part II) was inspired by a recipe for Apple Crumble Squares from the Very Culinary website.

Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares

Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares

Trefoil Old Fashioned Shortbread Cookies

Trefoils Old Fashioned Shortbread Cookies

Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares Recipe

• Makes 20 Squares

• Prep time: 30 minutes

• Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Sugar, Corn Starch, Cinnamon, Trefoils, Salt, Brown Sugar, Flour, Apples, Egg, & Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 processed Trefoil Girl Scout Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 med-sized apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375.  Grease and line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper; set aside.

Prepared baking sheet

Prepared baking sheet

Blend Trefoil cookies in your food processor till you reach a breadcrumb consistency. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and processed Trefoils. Work in the butter and egg with your hands until pea-sized clumps form and virtually no loose flour remains. Press half of the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

Processed Trefoil cookies

Processed Trefoil cookies

Bowl 1: Flour, processed Trefoils, brown sugar, salt, & cinnamon

Bowl 1: Flour, processed Trefoils, brown sugar, salt, & cinnamon

Blend ingredients in bowl 1. Add cubed butter and egg.

Blend ingredients in bowl 1. Add cubed butter and egg.

Mix butter and egg into ingredients.

Mix butter and egg into ingredients.

Separate mixture in half

Separate mixture in half

Press half of the dough into the bottom baking dish

Press half of the dough into the bottom baking dish

In another bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the grated apples with a towel, and then mix them into the sugar until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle the apple mixture evenly over the crust. Add oats to reserved dough and combine. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top of the apples.

Bowl 2: Sugar and corn starch

Bowl 2: Sugar and corn starch

The grated and rung out apples, mixed with bowl 2.

Add the grated and rung out apples to sugar and cornstarch mixture.

Apple mixture evenly distributed on top of dough.

Spread apple mixture evenly on top of dough.

Second half of dough with oats added, evenly distributed on top of apple mixture.

Second half of dough with oats added, evenly distributed on top of apple mixture.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is slightly golden. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares

Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares

Enjoy!

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