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Soft Apple Spice Cookies


These soft apple spice cookies are easy to make and delicious! Give this recipe as try, it will become one of your favorites!

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  • 2 granny smith apples
  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • .13 teaspoon ground cloves
  • .13 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup tart dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cUP packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


Servings 3
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 50mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Cookies: Heat oven to 375°F. Line 3 large cookie sheets with parchment. Grate 1 apple on large holes of box grater. Chop remaining apple.

In a small bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time until well blended. Beat in flour mixture just until blended (dough will be thick). Stir in apples, cherries and walnuts.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons. onto prepared cookie sheets, 2-inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until tops spring back when pressed. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.

In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla. Let mixture cool about 2 minutes. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

Spread frosting in the center of the cooled cookies. Reheat frosting over low heat, if necessary, to keep it a smooth, spreadable consistency. Sprinkle with walnuts. Let stand until frosting sets.

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