Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies

Sharon Colyer


My mom gave this recipe to me, handwritten. I had forgotten about having it. But I found it today when looking through recipes. I remember her making them in the winter, but they can be made anytime!

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What a fantastic old-fashioned recipe. Moist, tender and packed with different flavors and textures, we adored these cookies. Pecans add a nice crunch. Raisins give the cookie a bit of chew. The perfect balance of spices goes really well with the bites of apple. A sweet, thick glaze on top is the perfect touch. These cookies will be delicious on any dessert tray. The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 3 votes

Makes 5-6 dozen
40 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 1 c
  • ·
    shortening, for greasing pans
  • 1/2 c
    real butter or vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/3 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 1
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    tart apple, unpared, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 c
    apple juice or milk

  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp
    real butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt (omit, if butter is salted)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    light cream or milk
  • ·
    colored sugar crystals or decorations, if desired for holidays

How to Make Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Soak raisins in hot water, until ready to use; then drain.
  3. Cream butter (or shortening) and sugar, with electric mixer, until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add egg, and mix well.
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  6. Add to creamed mixture, a half of a cup, at a time, while stirring with a wooden spoon.
  7. Drain raisins. Then, fold in apples, nuts, and raisins. Add apple juice (or milk), and mix well.
  8. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Makes 5-6 dozen.
  10. GLAZE: Mix together sifted powdered sugar and all other ingredients.
  11. Spread on cookies, while still hot. Sprinkle with colored sugar crystals or other decorations, if desired for the holidays.

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About Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: A is for Apple
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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