Cyndi’s Spiced Apple Cookies get their name from Cyndi, the reader who sent me the recipe. The cookies are soft and have just the right amount of spice and apple flavor. And guess what? They also have icing!
Cyndi’s Spiced Apple Cookies
Soft and spicy apple cookies with apple flavored icing.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened (114 grams)
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar 130 grams
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 60 grams
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 310 grams
- 1 cup finely chopped apple peeled if desired
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans toasted
- 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
- ¼ cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4-5 tablespoons apple juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves. Beat until combined. Beat in the egg and apple juice until combined.
- Add the flour gradually, stirring until fully blended. Stir in chopped apple and nuts.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. For bigger cookies, use generously rounded tablespoons. For extra large cookies, use a large cookie scoop.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Larger cookies will take more like 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes.
- When the cookies are cool, make the icing. In a medium mixing bowl, beat softened butter, powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 4 to 5 tablespoons of apple juice. Drizzle or spread over the cookies.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
I made them today & we all loved them. I didn’t bother with the icing, they were great without it.
I think I’ll make another batch tomorrow for the pitch-in supper at church.
Thanks Anna! Can’t wait to try them. Laurie
With apples we can pretend they are healthy.
yum! these look delish and a nice seasonal change from pumpkin cookies. can’t wait to try them!
I hope you all try it. Cyndi will be happy! I’m not sure she knows I’ve made these yet.
Laurie, the nuts are actually optional, but I didn’t put that because I love nuts and think they should be mandatory (just kidding…sort of). No, really. Cyndi had “optional”, so just leave them out and don’t do anything else.
Hi Anna. Do you think I could double the amount of apples and omit the nuts? I have nut allergic people in my life! Would you bump up the flour a little? Thanks so much, Laurie
So this will probably be the first Thanksgiving at home that your daughter remembers. She’ll have fun helping I’ll bet. I’ve been drooling over all the nummy recipes on the food network. Yum!
These cookies look great, I am still trying to do the apple bars from awhile ago.
I have to make something as a ‘thank you’ for a good deed. I’m going to make these for sure!
Darlin, you won a mint for a poultry recipe. You have NADA to worry about. I have been doing Tday since I got married three years ago, Only thing I can say is, on Tday, less is not more, MORE is more. Can’t wait to try these apple cookies, they look GREAT!
These look great! I’ll have to make these, my mom just gave me a box of apples!
Oh, this looks so good! Looks like something fun to try when my army of a family invades our house!