Tuesday, July 22, 2008

glazed apple cookies.



Yet again I am returning to the spicy apple desserts. Even though I absolutely love the summertime, I will be happy when the autumn comes and apples are all around town, just waiting to be plucked and baked. Berries are so gorgeous in desserts, as are other summer fruits, but apples- oh, their taste in sweets is just hard to beat.

The other night, I came across a couple of banged up Granny Smith apples at the bottom of our produce basket, so I thought I would make some apple cookies that I had bookmarked from Allrecipes a little while ago. It was one of those baked goods that completely filled my house with a delightful smell that still lingered the next day, the sweet aroma of apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar. The cookies themselves are soft and quite cake-like, with a sugary hardened glaze covering the tops. I admittedly ate them for breakfast the following morning with a cup of black tea- perfection.



Glazed Apple Cookies: altered from Allrecipes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
1 cup raisins (I used golden)
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and blend thoroughly.
Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Stir half the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts, apple and raisins, then stir in remaining half of dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.
Drop from tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies to racks and while still warm, spread with glaze.
To make Glaze: Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and enough cream to make glaze of spreading consistency. Beat until smooth. Spread on warm cookies.

9 comments:

craftycat said...

WOW that recipe sounds delicious. I also can't wait for the fall, apples and pears. Apples to make Apple Pie in a Jar and Pears for my Pears Conserve that I use on ham. YUM!!!

Hugs!!!

house and home said...

Those look so f*cking good! I'm gonna go get some apples at the farmers market for this very yummy reason!

Grace said...

i love these--finally, something other than cake or pie for apple consumption! they look absolutely delectable. :)

Lobster and swan said...

Can't wait to try these out. They look amazing!

Grace said...

Yummy!

Kim said...

I made these cookies last night. I make the quite a bit bigger though. They turned out amazing. They are like cake cookies, so fluffy and moist. I have to say that after cooling off and sitting over night they are much better!!! YUM! Perfect spices for the cold weather too.

Ruby Khan said...

We made these this morning for a Thanksgiving dessert. I'm not sure they're going to last until our guests arrive. :)

awesomeave said...

These taste just like muffin tops! I just made the tonight and they are delicious. I just made a few changes to suit our family (and pantry) and blogged my results here:

http://awesomeave.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/sweet-treat-glazed-apple-cookies/

Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

ROCKETFOO said...

They look so amazing !
Your blog is so inspirational, I wish my oven was working.
Frypan recipes it is !