Monday, September 20, 2021

Glazed Apple Cookies

I'm in the Fall baking mood, even though our temperatures are not cooperating here in Texas.  Let's have some glazed apple cookies to get in the spirit, shall we?

My  zinnias that reseeded from last year, are still going strong, and are filling my lady head vase.

This is one of my favorite Fall teacups, which is Johnson Bros Harvest Time. The vintage look is timeless, don't you think?

My Sadler Brown Betty teapot is also a timeless treasure, and hold some Republic Red Apple Harvest Herbal Tea.

A friend of mine had rotator cuff surgery, and I thought she needed a cheer-me-up treat of home baking, and these cookies were delivered to her with a short visit.

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Yield: 22 (I like large cookies)
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Allrecipes
Glazed Apple Cookies

Glazed Apple Cookies

These cookies are a perfect Fall treat!


  • For the cookies:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 and 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 cup apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
  • 1 cup raisins (I used golden)
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • For the Cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or lightly grease them.
  • Stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices, and set aside.
  • Beat the shortening and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
  • Stir in half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture.  Stir in the nuts, raisins and apples, then stir in the remaining half of dry ingredients, and mix well.
  • Drop from a heaping tablespoon onto the baking sheets, leaving about 1 and 1/2" spacing between the cookies, as they spread.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove cookies to racks, and while still warm spread the glaze or put the glaze in a piping bag, with the end snipped off.   I then put the racks back onto the parchment paper to catch the drips from the glaze.
  • For the Glaze:
  • Combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to make a glaze, beating until smooth.  Spread on warm cookies.


I think 1 and 1/2 - 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice would be a good substitute for the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

Avery, on the left, is playing on the freshmen volleyball team, and Cissy and I went to cheer her on.  The girls are the same age, and still good buddies.  Avery's team smoked the other team!

Caiden had a football game this week at home and Cissy (below),  his sister, cheered for it.


I took Ella,  in the back left, for a belated 11th birthday lunch, with Cissy and Avery.  We had a fun time!

Then we went shopping at Bath and Body Works and the girls found some things on sale.

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. These cookies look and sound amazing! Pinned.

  2. I could get REAL BUSY with those cookies REALLY FAST!!! They are chock full of goodness in a healthy sort of way that I can really appreciate! Flavor and kinda healthy…works for me! I feel for your friend who had rotator cuff surgery. I’ve had one to each shoulder, and it is NOT fun. The long term effects, however, are amazing.

    The kids are looking great and appear to be truly engaged in all things fun! Have a great week!!!!

  3. Those cookies look just perfect for fall baking and giving to your friend. How fun to enjoy time with all of your grandkids. I hope you have a nice week Kitty.

  4. Cookies and grands! My favorite kind of post...

  5. Love your girl time and those cookies look amazing. It's fun to see B&B still commands the teen scene. :)

  6. The cookies look great Kitty, I'm sure your friend was happy to get them:@)

  7. The cookies look good and I do like your Fall teacup.
    I enjoyed seeing the photographs of your Grands.

    All the best Jan

  8. Yes, your JB transferware and the Brown Betty teapot are timeless!

    What a thoughtful gift for your friend. I'm sure your friends enjoyed the glazed apple cookies.

    It might shock you to learn that I only have 2 apple blends (+1 on order) in my tea stash. LOL.

    Oooh, what did you get at BBW? I love their foaming bath soaps! BBW FINALLY opened a Canadian website. Hooray!

  9. Your cookies look delicious and I'm sure they were appreciated Kitty! Love seeing the girl and their school activities, they're growing up!! I have a special place in my heart for Harvest time by Johnson Brothers as it was my grandmother's pattern. Hope Mother Nature cooperates and brings you some fall weather soon. ♥

  10. Your cookies sound like little apple cakes, full of the goodness of autumn! How fun to get together with your grand girls - they are growing so quickly.

  11. What fun adventures you have with your awesome grands, Kitty!

    You know, I think Michael would like those cookies - he likes very few sweets - but apple puffy soft cookies with glaze sounds like he'd eat a few. The rest I would have to give away for not wanting to eat them all myself.

    Big hugs.

  12. These are special family times indeed, Kitty!

  13. What a wonderful tea table, Kitty, with some yummy treats! Family times are the best, aren't they? I'm back from my break and enjoyed my visit with you. Hugs...Sandi

  14. The cookies sound delicious for this time of year, and I know your friend was thrilled with both the cookies and your visit! How much fun you have with those sweet girls!

  15. Precious teacup and inviting and cozy table.Delicious cookies. You are a wonderful Grandmother and your girls are so cute!

  16. Such fun times you have with your grandkids! Making memories they will treasure forever. God bless all of you, sweet friend.

  17. Kitty, your cookies look delicious. How special to deliver those cookies to your friend. Your grands are growing up so fast. You are an amazing grandma. Happy fall Kitty.

  18. You are such a good friend, Kitty! Those cookies look and sound amazing. I love cookies with lots of nuts in them :) What a photos of you and the girls and all the wonderful activities they are in. When our girls graduated from high school my husband and I really missed going to all of their music and sports events. Such fun memories!!

  19. These cookies look fantastic. It definitely is all things apple season. Thanks for sharing.

  20. The cookies look delicious. I love anything apple in the fall. Laura

  21. Those cookies are right up my alley - YUM! Cute girls, too!

  22. Your Glazed Apple Cookies are just delicious and featured it on Full Plate Thursday, 556. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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