Do you have memories of food that touches all of your senses and brings you back to a time you associate with family and comfort? For me, that would be these apple spice cookies. I recall that my mom would make these often, all throughout the year, but especially when their apple trees were full of fruit in the fall.
I have been going through mom’s extensive recipe collection to organize, protect and preserve them, and much to my delight I found this recipe! Truth be told, I do not know who gave her this recipe but I do know that my mom made these cookies for the longest time and I thought it would be great to share with you.
It didn’t matter which apples she had on hand to use but when I make them I always choose golden delicious. I have vivid memories of the apple trees in my parent’s garden and how awesome it was to pluck a golden or red delicious apple off the tree and eat it right on the spot.
For as long as I can remember, this apple tree in my parent’s garden grew leaning back so as to “show off” it’s abundant fruit production. A beautiful reminder of precious moments spent together in the backyard with mom and dad.
When these cookies are baking, your house smells amazing and my family know’s exactly what I am making!
I love their spiciness and for sure it’s hard to eat just one! They come together easily and yield quite a few.
Give them a try. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Apple Spice Cookies
- Yield: 4 1/2 dozen 1x
Apple nut & raisin cookies spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
1/2 cup margarine
1&1/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup apple juice
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup peeled and chopped apples
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Heat oven to 375F
Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper
Cream together the margarine and brown sugar until fluffy
Add the egg and beat well
Blend in the apple juice, raisins, nuts and apples
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients then mix into the batter
Drop spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet
Bake for 10-12 minutes
Remove from the oven when done and let rest for a couple of minutes before removing to a baking rack
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