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Spiced Apple Drops

Makes: 6 servings Yield: about 40 cookies
Prep 30 mins Bake 375°F 10 mins  per batch
Spiced Apple Drops
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 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
  • 1/4  cup  apple juice or apple cider
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  finely chopped, peeled apple
  • 1  cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1  recipe  Apple Frosting
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.

2. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and apple juice until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour, the apple, and walnuts.

3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Frost cookies with Apple Frosting.

From the Test KitchenTo Store:
  • Layer unfrosted cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
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.

Nutrition Facts (Spiced Apple Drops)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 140,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • chol. (mg) 14,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 22,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 16,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 49,
  • Potassium (mg) 34,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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