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Glazed Apple Cookies

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
    about 3 dozen


  • 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 large 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


  • 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.

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  • Grama Bev
    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
    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
    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.

  • sandra stevens
    Mar 25, 2009

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