Recipe: Apple Spice Drop Cookies

Recipe: Apple Spice Drop Cookies

1/2 cup butter or marg, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup apple juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1 c. finely chop peeled tart apple
1 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 t vanilla extract
3 to 4 T, apple juice

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in egg and apple juice. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in apple and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For frosting, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and enough apple juice to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Yield: about 3 dozen.

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