For Christmas apple cookies, wash, peel and dice the apples.
Mix all ingredients except flour, cocoa and baking powder and let stand for about 3 hours.
Mix flour with baking powder and cocoa and add to apple mixture.
Turn the dough into small balls with wet hands and flatten them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake the apple cookies in a preheated oven at 170 degrees for about 15 minutes.