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Glenda's Glazed Apple Cookies

Glenda Castelli

Makes 3 dozen

These big, spicy cookies travel & keep well; taste wonderful & are good for you. Butter, eggs, spices, apples, and raisins can be found at your local Farmers Markets. I always double to recipe as these cookies go fast.

  • 1/2 C. shortening
  • 1 1/2 C. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 C. sifted flour
  • 1 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ground cloves
  • 1/4 t. ground nutmeg
  • 1 C. coarsely chopped nuts
  • 1 C. finely chopped apple – 2 medium
  • 1 C. raisins
  • 1/4 C milk
  • GLAZE: 1/4 cup sifted confections sugar – 1 tablespoon butter – 1/2 t. vanilla –
    2 1/2 tablespoons light cream. Beat till smooth. Spread on warm cookies.

Beat together shortening & brown sugar until light & fluffy.
Beat in egg to blend thoroughly.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, & spices.
Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture.
Stir in nuts & fruit; stir in remaining half of dry ingredients & milk
Drop from tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake in 400 degree oven 10/12 minutes. Remove cookies to racks & glaze.