Apple Cheesecake you can eat with your hands! These Apple Cheesecake Shortbread Cookies taste just like cheesecake but are as easy as slice and bake!
Whisk flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and cream on medium speed with the paddle attachment until pale and fluffy, or about 2 minutes.
With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients until just combined. Add in dried apples and mix only until combined.
On a sheet of parchment paper, shape the dough into a log about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap up in parchment paper and freeze until firm, or at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove dough from freezer and roll in chopped walnuts. Slice into 1/4 inch slices (roll the outside in walnuts again after slicing if necessary) and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until golden brown around edges, or about 16-18 minutes. Cool for 2-3 minutes on trays before removing from trays and putting on a wire rack to cool completely.
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