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Spiced Apple Drop Cookies

 Spiced Apple Drop Cookies
These cinnamon and spice cookies with walnuts and apple are drizzled with creamy cinnamon frosting.
42 ServingsPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 13 min


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) box Pillsbury® Reduced Sugar Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/3 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks or 1/3 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury® Reduced Sugar Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with no-stick cooking
  • spray.
  • Spray cake mix and shortening in a medium bowl with an electric mixer
  • at medium speed until a coarse meal forms. Sprinkle spices over
  • mixture. Add apple, walnuts and egg, mixing on low speed until a
  • smooth dough forms. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart on
  • prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool for

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Spiced Apple Drop Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 1 minute. Remove to cooling rack.
  • Place frosting and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon into the corner of a 1-quart
  • resealable food storage bag. Knead to combine. Seal bag. Microwave 5
  • seconds on HIGH (100% power). Snip small edge off bag corner.
  • Squeeze bag to drizzle cooled cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with
  • additional ground cinnamon. Yield: 3 1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: Calories 93, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1.1g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 93mg, Total Carbohydrate 12.3g, Dietary Fiber 0.9g, Protein 0.9g, Vitamin A <1%DV, Vitamin C <1%DV, Calcium <1%DV, Iron 1%DV