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Vanilla-Glazed Apple Cookies

"'This delicious fruit-and nut-packed cookie recipe was my mother's, and it has been one of my mother's, and it has been one of my favorites for many years,' offers Sharon Crider from St. Robert, Missouri."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts, apple and raisins.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm cookies.

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Wow! These are so yummy!! I didn't have any raisins or walnuts..but I did have sweetened dried cranberries and almonds.. so I used those. Really yummy!!! I love the chewy cake-like texture. ...

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If anyone wants to attempt this recipe (which I wouldn't suggest you do) your first step should be to decrease the cooking temperature to 375 or lower. With the posted time and temperature, the ...

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If anyone wants to attempt this recipe (which I wouldn't suggest you do) your first step should be to decrease the cooking temperature to 375 or lower. With the posted time and temperature, the ...

Wow! These are so yummy!! I didn't have any raisins or walnuts..but I did have sweetened dried cranberries and almonds.. so I used those. Really yummy!!! I love the chewy cake-like texture. ...

I made these cookies and got rave reviews. Absolutely excellent! My family likes cookies with lots of nuts, raisins etc. so these were perfect. When I took them out of the oven after 8 minut...

I just used the glaze from this recipe for BIG soft Ginger cookie recipe. Worked excellent!

Amazing!!! My whole family LOVED these!

I thought these cookies were really good! I like a soft-cakey cookie and this fit the bill. I made them for "apple day" for the kindergarteners and the teachers all asked for the recipe. I di...