Sweet Glazed Apple Cookies + Oats and Walnuts is a great way to use your freshly picked orchard apples!
It’s officially apple season! I wanted to make something different with our apples this year (don’t get me wrong, apple crisp NEVER gets old!), but I felt like experimenting and these are what ended up coming out of my kitchen. They are soft and chewy with a little crunch from the walnuts and the burst of flavor with every big ole chunk of apple and the glaze…. oh the glaze. It is just the perfect addition of sweet. These cookies need to be sitting in your cookie jar this weekend!!!
Aaaaah. The leaves are starting the change. The temps are dropping ever so slightly. And there is just that perfect crispness in the air. I am officially a fan of fall. Everyone is taking their annual trip to the apple orchard and lugging back jugs of apple cider and bushels of freshly picked apples. I am here to help you think of new ways to use all those apples!! Enter: Sweet Glazed Apple Cookies. They are deliciously soft and chewy cookies. With apples. That are glazed. Need I say more? I don’t think so. If you have a get together coming up, some sort of fall party – these are your new sidekick. You and your Sweet Glazed Apple Cookies will be the life of the party.
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- 1½ packed brown sugar
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon salt
- `/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ cup apple juice or cider
- 1½ chopped, unpeeled apple
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- ¼ cup oats (for topping)
- 2 Tablespoons milk (almond milk works great)
- 1½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ¼ Teaspoon vanilla
- dash of salt
- Place brown sugar and shortening in stand mixer and mix on low until well combined.
- Mix in egg until fluff, on med-low for approx. 3-5 minutes.
- In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
- Turn mixer on low and slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Then slowly add in apple juice.
- If mixture seems too dry, add additional apple juice.
- By hand, stir in apples, raisins and walnuts.
- Drop rounded teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 7-8 minutes.
- Using stand mixer or simply a mixing bowl and whisk, mix together powdered sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and salt.
- Whisk or mix until smooth.
- Once you remove cookies from oven, let cool slightly, then sprinkle some raw oats over them and glaze cookies as much or as little as you would like.