These are wonderful if you're looking for something a little different.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Cream shortening, sugar and egg. Add half of the dry ingredients.

  • Blend in milk and remaining dry ingredients.

  • Add nuts, raisins, apples and mix.

  • Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool and spread with Vanilla Glaze (see recipe).

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

144.2 calories; 2 g protein; 21.1 g carbohydrates; 6.5 mg cholesterol; 88.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
These cookies are like taking a bite of cake. They are wonderfully light and fluffy. I substituted butter flavored shortening for the regular shortening. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2010
I tried this recipe and used skim milk. It wasn't specified to use whole milk. It was a bit thin and took longer to bake but all in all it is a good recipe. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
These cookies are like taking a bite of cake. They are wonderfully light and fluffy. I substituted butter flavored shortening for the regular shortening. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
These cookies are like taking a bite of cake. They are wonderfully light and fluffy. I substituted butter flavored shortening for the regular shortening. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
I needed a cookie to take to the assisted living facility where my grandma lives. I chose these because they were different. I omited the walnuts and added 1 cup of cinnamon chips. They were wonderful. The ladies are still raving about these cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
I liked this recipe. I do think I will add a little cinnamon next time just for a little more zip. To me cinnamon and apples compliment each other. A soft cookie don't keep tightly closed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2010
I think this recipe is a good starting base for apple cookies for me. After reading through the reviews I changed the recipe as follows. I used 2 chopped apples added 1 tsp vanilla 2 pinches of ground nutmeg 1 tbsp cinnamon and sprinkled in extra flour wheat germ and oatmeal to compensate for the extra apple. I omitted the walnuts (I didn't have any on hand) and the raisins (my kids aren't really raisin fans)and I only used 1 cup of brown sugar. I then baked 3 cookies as test cookies to see how they would turn out. They turned out really soft and moist but still lacking in flavor. So I sprinkled in some more cinnamon and 2 pinches of nutmeg. They were better. I think next time though and there will be a next time I will use applesauce instead of milk and see how that goes. Oh and I also baked them in a preheated oven at 350F for 12 minutes I've never baked cookies at 400F before. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2008
This was pretty good. I only used half the sugar because I added a cinnamon spice drizzle on top which made it just sweet enough. I only used 4 Tbls. of butter instead of 1/2 cup shortening. I also added 1 tsp. cinnamon powder as suggested by another member. I think I would double the apple next time because I really couldn't taste any. The batter is very dry until the apples are added then it becomes more like a drop batter. I used parchment instead of a greased cookie sheet and it worked fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2010
These are pretty tasty. I took other reviews into account and added homemade applesauce in addition to the apples, and cut the sugar down. I omitted the walnuts/raisins and used butter. Will def. make again if I have spare apples to use up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
Awesome cookies the softest cookies I have every made! I would suggest adding a bit more apple than just a cup and we added about a tsp of cinnamon to the recipe too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2010
These are really good. To add to the value I added 1 Tbs. of flax seed. Thanks for the great recipe. I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2007
Very good. I enjoyed them very much. I did however use 1/3 C sugar less. They turned out rather nice.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/12/2010
I tried this recipe and used skim milk. It wasn't specified to use whole milk. It was a bit thin and took longer to bake but all in all it is a good recipe. Read More
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