Glazed Apple Cookies

Overview

Cookies are an all-time favorite treat. And when you mix up a batch of apple cookies for your family and then add a sweet glaze, you have a treat that's likely to disappear lickety-split. The website Allrecipes.com offers this glazed apple cookie recipe. Choose apples that are at the peak of ripeness and stay away from apples that are tart, such as Granny Smith. This recipe makes three dozen cookies.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Cream shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and continue to blend until smooth.

Step 3

Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in a bowl. Add half to the creamed mixture.

Step 4

Stir in the apples and then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Add the milk and mix well.

Step 5

Drop spoonfuls of the batter on a baking sheet that is greased with nonstick cooking spray. Space the batter at least 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and half-and-half until it is a glazing consistency. Remove cookies from the oven and top with the glaze.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowls and utensils
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Baking sheet
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp half-and-half cream

References

  • AllRecipes: Glazed Apple Cookies
  • PickYourOwn.org: All About Apple Varieties - Which to Pick and Why
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Lauren Wise has more than eight years' experience as a writer, editor, copywriter and columnist. She specializes in food, wine, music and pop culture. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, including "Runway," "A2Z," "Scottsdale Luxury Living" and "True West." Wise holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Arizona State University.