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Apple Raisin Drop Cookies

User Rating 4 Star Rating (1 Review)


These spiced apple raisin cookies are topped with a vanilla glaze.

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped apple
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Icing, below


Lightly grease baking sheets. Sift flour with baking soda; set aside. In a mixing bowl, mix shortening, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Stir in half of the flour and baking soda mixture, nuts, chopped apple and chopped raisins. Blend in milk then stir in remaining flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased baking sheets. Bake apple raisin cookies at 400° for 10 to 14 minutes, or until done.

Spread icing on apple raisin cookies while still warm.

Vanilla Icing or Glaze

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sift before measuring 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, soft 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Combine all icing ingredients in small mixing bowl. Stir until smooth and well blended. Adjust for spreading consistency if necessary, adding more milk or more confectioners' sugar. Spread on warm cookies.


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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
a hit!, Member sh64114

I baked and broght these to work! They were a hit! The only thing I can say is that they really needed to have a greased cookie sheet -- or they were hard to get off the cookie sheet. But not a crumb went to waste.

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