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Vanilla-Glazed Apple Cookies

 Vanilla-Glazed Apple Cookies
"This delicious fruit-and nut-packed cookie recipe was my mother's, and it has been one of my mother's, and it has been one of my favorites for many years," offers Sharon Crider from Junction City, Kansas
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup finely diced peeled apple
  • 1 cup raisins
  • VANILLA GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons 2% milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°, In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown
  • sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the
  • flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to
  • the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts, apple and
  • raisins.

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Vanilla-Glazed Apple Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to
  • wire racks.
  • In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla,
  • salt and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over
  • warm cookies. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 212 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.