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Spiced Apple Drops

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  • Makes: 40 servings
  • Yield: about 40 cookies
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 10 mins per batch

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 recipe Apple Frosting (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of bowl. Beat in the egg and apple juice or cider until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can, the apple, and walnuts. Drop dough by a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake cookies in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Spread with Apple Frosting. Makes about 40 cookies.

Apple Frosting

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons apple juice

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and enough apple juice to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

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