Spiced Apple Cookies


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, tightly packed
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup unpeeled apple, peeled and finely chopped

Ingredients for the Glaze:

1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup icing sugar 
1 tsp maple syrup
approx. 2 Tbsp milk, as needed


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

Beat together shortening and brown sugar until full combined. Add egg and milk and mix ingredients well.

In a separate bowl combine flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly add dry ingredients, scraping down the sides as necessary, until everything is fully combined.

Stir chopped apple and walnuts into the batter with a wooden spoon.

Drop cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2-inches apart on a lined cookie sheet. Press the tops of the cookie down with your top two fingers so they are slightly flattened.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies hold their shape and are slightly browned on the edges.

To make the glaze, whisk together all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Add a more milk if you’d like the glaze thinner. When the cookies have cooled for a few minutes, drizzle each cookie with glaze.

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