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Apple Spice Drops

Makes: 40 servings Yield: about 40 cookies
Bake 375°F 9 mins to 11 mins
Apple Spice Drops
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter or margarine
  • 2/3  cup  granulated sugar
  • 2/3  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1  egg
  • 2  tablespoons  milk
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  finely chopped apple
  • 1  cup  chopped walnuts
Directions

1. 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.

2. 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.

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