These Glazed Apple Spice Cookies are a wonderfully delicious, made soft and cake-like by the apple, that highlights the warm spicy flavors that embody fall baking. (Especially, if you get bored with pumpkin cookies. But that’s a big “if.”)
The spices in these cookies are balanced perfectly by the sweet glaze. Be sure that when you’re done glazing all of the cookies, to lift the rack and sample the drippings! Then quickly call the kids in to help lest you be tempted to do more than a sample.
And tempted you will be, especially if you stop to think about how, for a cookie, they swing a wee bit to the healthier side… low sugar, includes fruit and nuts, you could even take it a step further and use half whole wheat flour and they would still turn out pretty tasty. Is it just me or are Apple Spice Cookies sounding almost as healthy as Whole Grain Harvest Apple Butter Cake? Or even Apple Pie!
I think I’ve just talked myself into baking dessert for breakfast tomorrow…
Adding homegrown and farm-fresh foods to dessert really makes me happy! I’ve even written a couple cookbooks centered on the theme. In Cake Stand and Farmstead Pie, I share all of our families favorite, tried-and-true cake and pie recipes. Ingredients that can be grown or made right on the homestead are incorporated into each delicious dessert! It’s the perfect way to showcase all your hard work in the garden and on the farm when it’s time to celebrate and rejoice over the little or big things in life!
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Glazed Apple Spice Cookies
Glazed Apple Spice Cookies are made soft and cake-like by the apple, that highlights the warm spicy flavors that embody fall baking.
- ½ cup butter
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 /2 teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup apple, peeled, cored, diced
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, whisked or sifted
- 1 Tablespoon butter, soft
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Beat the butter and the brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat the egg in.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
- Mix half of that dry mixture into the creamed mixture.
- Stir in the apples and nuts.
- Mix in the remaining dry ingredients and the milk.
- Drop tablespoonfuls 1 1/2″ apart onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze by combining the ingredients until they are smooth.
- Remove the baked cookies to a wire rack for glazing and cooling.
- Spread a dollop of glaze on each cookie while they are still warm.
Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday. I would love to see your favorite slow cooker recipes posted there. Thanks. Debbie
Too Many Kids In The Bathtub says
oh my…these look quite tasty! I may have to make these!!! How are you feeling?
They are really good- the worst part about making them is opening the spice cupboard and smelling the garlic powder, but that may be a personal problem I’m hanging in there and looking forward to getting on the other side of this thing in the next week or so.
Thanks for asking! It’s really sweet of you!
delicious! Gosh… I love all things apple. The hardest part is choosing which good ones to make.
Smelling Coffee says
These look delicious! I’m on my way to an apple orchard next week, and will definitely be trying these cookies with our apples. 🙂
uuummmmmm!!!!! I want one.
this sounds like a perfectly delicious recipe that is perfect for this season
The cookies look great!Happy TMTT.
YUMMY!!! recipe for apple cookies. It’s not fall if I don’t make apple cookies. THANKS!!! Geri
Oh yum! I love the picture too!
I love apple desserts, but I don’t have a good apple cookie recipe. These look delightful. I am copying your recipe to use soon. Thanks.
Mrs. P. says
These look wonderful! Thanks for posting. I LOVE all things apple 🙂
The cookies look delicious and I love all things apple. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. Have a wonderful day.
Maple and apples are a match made in heaven! Wish I had some right now! 🙂
Hoosier Homemade says
What a great Fall cookie! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I made these today and they are delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!!
These are delicious! THanks for sharing… I modified it a bit for a breakfast bar. I switched the flour to 1 c. oatmeal, 1 c. whole wheat flour. We had food allergy to egg, so I replaced it with a banana and cut the sugar by 1/2 or more. The kids loved it both ways and it’s a recipe I’ll make over and over again! THanks!