Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vanilla-Glazed Apple Cookies

From: Taste of Home

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup finely diced peeled apple
1 cup raisins
Vanilla glaze:
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
2-4 Tbsp milk

In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts, apples and raisins.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 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.

Thumbs up! I left out the walnuts because I didn't have them on hand, but these were delicious. My house smelled so good while these were cooking. Made me think of fall coming soon! I definitely recommend these, especially if you need something kind of last minute. Yum!

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