Recipes

Apple Spice cookies

Recipe submitted by: Aimee Mendoza

"These fluffy apple-spice cookies make a perfect treat for adults and kids alike!"
 
cook 30 minutes
cook 20 minutes
cook 3 dozen cookies

What's in it

Ingredients

Cookies:
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
2 1/3cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 1/2teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2teaspoon(s) baking powder
1/2teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/4teaspoon(s) salt
1/8teaspoon(s) ground cloves
1/8teaspoon(s) grated nutmeg
1 1/4cup(s) packed brown sugar
3/4cup(s) (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2cup(s) tart dried cherries, chopped
1/2cup(s) walnuts, chopped

Frosting:
1/2cup(s) packed brown sugar
3 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
3 tablespoon(s) milk
1/2teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1 cup(s) confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2cup(s) walnuts, chopped

How to cook it

Directions

  • Cookies: Heat oven to 375 F. Line 3 large cookie sheets with parchment. Grate 1 apple on large holes of box grater. Chop remaining apple.
  • In a small bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time until well blended. Beat in flour mixture just until blended (dough will be thick). Stir in apples, cherries and walnuts.
  • Drop dough by heaping tablespoons. onto prepared cookie sheets, 2-inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, until tops spring back when pressed. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
  • Frosting: In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla. Let mixture cool about 2 minutes. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread frosting in the center of the cooled cookies. Reheat frosting over low heat, if necessary, to keep it a smooth, spreadable consistency. Sprinkle with walnuts. Let stand until frosting sets.