This kind of apple isn't a healthy one - it's a sweeter kind, made for Teacher Appreciation Week (which was last week).
I'm adding to the bake sale goodies by thanking the teacher who I work with daily and who spend so much time helping children in many ways- academic and otherwise.
I used Alton Brown's sugar cookie dough, which rolls and cuts easily, as long as you keep it cold. You can use your favorite sugar cookie recipe- I'm sure we all have one. I used 2 consistencies of royal icing to frost them- I piped medium royal icing around the sides, then flooded the centers with thin. I bit of melted dark chocolate completed the stem.
Just a note- it is very hard to replicate a true red color. I have found this too many times when coloring icing that i get a disappointing pink. I picked up a new red today "christmas red" but I'm just not that hopeful.
These are my second entry for the Blogiversary Bake Sale I'm holding between now and 5/22 to benefit the World Food Program. Check out our page on Firstgiving, and "buy" a cookie if you like!