Once again, I am on the prowl for apple cookie recipes. These are a soft cookie that are spicy and have a nice shelf life. They remind me of a recipe my grandma made when I was a child. I like Granny Smiths, for this recipe, but any tart baking apple will do.
Glazed Apple Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup apples – peeled, cored and finely diced
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
Beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts, apple and raisins, then stir in remaining half of dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
Drop from tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to racks and while still warm, spread with glaze.
Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.