Sunday, January 23, 2011

Apple Spice Drops

Recipe from: Becky, recipe exchange

1/2 butter, softened
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 brown sugar,packed
1 egg
1/4 c. apple juice
2 c flour (I sift it but you don't have to)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. finely chopped peeled tart apples
1 c. chopped walnuts (can be omitted if you don't like nuts, substitute with an extra 1/2 c. apples)

1/4 c. melted butter
3 c. confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons apple juice

in a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.  bean in egg and apple juice.  combine dry ingredients, gradually add to creamed mixture.  fold in apple and walnuts.  drop by teaspoonfuls onto GREASED cookie sheets, at least two inches apart.  Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove on wire racks to cool.  for frosting, cream butter, sugar, vanilla and enough apple juice to achieve spreading consistency.  Frost cooled cookies.  Also good without any frosting at all!  Enjoy!

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