Tuesday, November 22, 2011

APPLE COOKIES WITH MAPLE FROSTING

1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup milk
2 cups chopped fresh apple

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and the egg; blend well.

In a small bowl combine the flour with the baking soda and stir into the butter mixture along with the milk.  Blend together well.  Stir in the apples.

Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets by teaspoonsful.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm when lightly touched.  Do not over bake.

While cookies bake, make the following GLAZE:
1 tbsp melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp maple flavoring
2 to 3 tbsp milk

Stir the butter, powdered sugar, flavoring, and milk together to make a smooth glaze.  Top each of the cookies with approximately a half teaspoonful of the glaze.  Cool.

Allow glaze to dry before storing cookies.  Store in an airtight container.

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