Apple Spice Drops
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves; beat until combined. Beat in egg and milk. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the apple, and the nuts with a wooden spoon. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Store cookies in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Makes about 40 cookies.
From the Test Kitchen
Thread the ribbon through the shank hole of the button. Tie the button to the top of the cup handle. Tie the ribbon ends into a bow. Trim the ends, if needed.
Wash and dry the glassware. Avoid touching the areas to be painted. Add polka dots to the outside of the cup by dipping a round pencil eraser into glass paint and dotting onto the outside cup surface and/or the bottom of the plate. Let it dry. Bake the painted glassware in the oven if instructed by the paint manufacturer. Let cool.
Thin green ribbon, apple shank button, glass snack cup and plate set, and scissors.