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November 4, 2012

My Phenomenal Apple Cookies

Yeah I said it!!!

Well technically I typed it, and I am actually just quoting what someone else called them and really they aren't 'mine' - I found the recipe about 10 years ago in a magazine but anyway here you go!

 These are giant cookies and they are really better when you make them really big-so don't fear the giant cookie!
They are also made with brown sugar - I like really light colored cookies so the first time I made these I took them out of the oven too soon and they weren't done but I thought they were because they were getting dark - so don't fear the dark cookie!
One of the key components (like how technical that sounds-key component!) of these cookies is apple cider - use it, don't forget it, don't use apple juice (I tried just didn't work for me) and if your lucky like me you will have the best United Feed salesperson who also happens to own an apple orchard and leaves gallons of it in the hog fridge!

Iced Apple Cookies

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/3 c. light brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1 c. chopped apple
1/4 c. apple cider

optional pecans, raisins, well just about anything your heart desires!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees - cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl, add the egg, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg in a bowl and gradually add to the butter-sugar-egg mixture until combined then add in chopped apples & apple cider stir to combine.

Drop by LARGE spoonfuls onto cookie sheet - I use a scoop just about the size of an ice cream scooper- DON'T FEAR THE GIANT COOKIE!

Bake for 18-22 minutes - seriously - DON'T FEAR THE DARK COOKIE!

For the icing mix together 2 Tbls. softened butter, 3 c. powdered sugar & about 6 Tbls. of apple cider - after the cookies cool drizzle - yep DRIZZLE on the cookies - my theory has always been the more icing the better but I learned with these the drizzle is the key!

Now hide at least 2 of these for yourself because the minute you holler cookies they will be gone!


  1. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about trying this recipe! I SHALL NOT FEAR THE LARGE COOKIE!

  2. I never fear the giant cookie:) yummy B

    1. Me either that would be why I am dieting...;( But I am going to make these for the family wink wink I will only test them!

  3. Oh my I am going to make these bad boys tomorrow!!!! They look wonderful THANK U THANK U!!!!

  4. The cookies froze great. I didn't put the icing on them though. Thanks for the great recipe. I will definitely be sharing it.