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!
Glazed Apple Spice CookiesPrint
- 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.