GLAZED FRESH APPLE COOKIES

Preheat oven 400°

Cream until well combined:

½ cup butter

1 1/3 cups brown sugar

Add and beat well:

1 egg

Sift together:

2 cups flour

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

Add flour mixture to cream mixture alternating with:

¼ cup apple juice

(begin and end with flour mixture, 1/3 flour, ½ juice, 1/3 flour, ½ juice, 1/3 flour)

Stir in:

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1 cup raisins

1 cup finely chopped unpeeled tart apple (Granny Smith)

Drop by teaspoons on greased cookie sheets @ 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-12 minutes.

After baking, remove cookies immediately from baking sheet. Glaze cookies while still hot.

Apple Glaze:

Cream:

1 T. butter

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

Stir in:

2 ½ T. apple juice

¼ tsp. vanilla

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