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Glazed Apple Cookies

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servings 289 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.7g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Beat shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To make Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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Good recipe! Per other reviewers, I did the following: replaced the shortening with butter/margarine, used 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp baking powder, used skim milk in place of half-and-half...

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I baked up a storm today and these were part of the menu. Not sure what I did wrong? They were definitely flat, even with the baking powder/soda changes. I ended up making them into mini muff...

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Good recipe! Per other reviewers, I did the following: replaced the shortening with butter/margarine, used 1/2 tsp baking soda + 1/2 tsp baking powder, used skim milk in place of half-and-half...

I made these last week. Oh my GOSH, these are SOOO good. My hubby and I both loved them! I used margarine rather than shortening as margarine tends to help keep cookies from spreading out too th...

This is a great tasting soft cookie, cakelike rather than crispy. They remained soft even after leaving them out awhile to let the cookies cool before glazing. The cookies also stayed out on t...

Absolutely amazing. For once I did not change a thing except to bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes (first batch had to be thrown out at 400 degrees and 10 minutes the bottoms were black). The only thin...

For those of you who appreciate a review of the recipe as it's written, here you go: THESE ARE FABULOUS! I used shortening, even though I usually use butter. I didn't increase any spices, as I n...

Like a couple others, I used unsalted butter instead of shortening; I also left out the nuts (since a lot of people can't eat them) and the raisins (I don't like them) and added cinnamon chips i...

WOW--I've made these for the last 2 years during apple season. BIG HIT, everyone loves them. Only thing I changed was that I used milk instead of half and half for the frosting and I put the fr...

These are yummy cookies. The edges are crispy and inside is fluffy, almost like a muffin. I omitted the raisins and replaced with extra apples. Also added a tad bit of vanilla to the mix.

These were so yummy!!!! My 11 month old was crazy about these. I am always looking for a way to sneak in some healthy items into our cookies and this was a great and tasty way to make them. T...