Glazed Apple Cookies Recipe

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I've had this recipe since my first child was it's a favorite of my grandchildren! I like to use Jonathan apples in the recipe, but you can use the apple of your choice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 292 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, baking soda, spices and egg. Stir in apples, nuts, raisins, juice or milk and half of the flour; mix well. Blend in the remaining flour. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes. Combine glaze ingredients and frost cookies while warm. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Glazed Apple Cookies in Country October/November 1991, p53

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Grama Bev User ID: 5892638 235791
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Delicious and easy to make. I leave them on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes; they are easier to handle. Highly recommended."

homeeconomist User ID: 1094883 8652
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"Next time I'll make them with only 1/2 t. cloves. They mask the other flavors. Otherwise they're a great cookie."

conniekitchen User ID: 2489645 37723
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"I just made these today and they are very easy and taste sooo good. It maked 4 1/2 doz cookies so you need to double the frosting recipe. I will be makeing them again and sharing the recipe with my friends."

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