Cookie 16 – Apple Spice Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Yes, this recipe is almost identical to Cookie #15 – Pumpkin Spice Cookies. When you’re making fifty-two different cookies, there are bound to be some similarities from time to time. That, and I had a 3-pack of varying fruit butters from Louisburg Cider Mill I needed to work through. Plus, it’s winter and all I can think about is the spices used in apple pie and pumpkin treats.

Apple Spice Cookies

Rating: 31

20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

30 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen

Apple Spice Cookies

Use apple butter and honey in this Apple Spice Cookies Recipe. An easy fall or winter cookie recipe for fans of apple butter and apple pie spices.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 8.5-ounce jar of apple butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the unsalted butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add apple butter and honey.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient mixture in two parts.
  6. Use a cookie scoop or spoons to drop into rounded balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet with spatula and cool on drying rack.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting for Cookies

5 minutes

Yield: 1-2 cups frosting

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Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting for Cookies

Quick and easy whipped cream cheese frosting that's great on cookies. This recipe for cream cheese cookie frosting does not harden.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Recipe Directions

  1. Whip the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract together just until blended.
  2. Add the powdered sugar a bit at a time and whip like crazy.
  3. Whip it. Whip it good.



Cookie Recipe 6: Apple Spice Cookies

Apple Spice Cookies. Ridiculously. Good. Cookies.

I made these for my younger brother’s going away party this weekend. I know this blog is about baked goods, but if I could take a moment to say a few words about my brother… My brother is 22, and recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. He leaves next week for basic training at Fort Jackson (where my parents-in-law just happen to be)! As many of you know, my husband just returned from Afghanistan, and that deployment was what inspired me to start Fifty-Two Cakes to pass the time. It was hard at first to find out that as soon as I got my husband home, my only brother would be leaving for the Army. But as difficult as it is, I must say how incredibly proud of him I am. He has wanted this for a long time, and he took the initiative to change his life for the better and enlist in the Army to pursue what he really wants to do. I have always been so proud of my baby brother, and so excited to see what he would become. Cody, I hope you find everything you are looking for in the Army and get to do what you are truly passionate about – we are so proud of you and we love you!

So I had some organic apples in my box this week from KC Door to Door Organics. I can think of no better item to work into an apple cookie recipe. After from my KitchenAid, the Fruit and Vegetable Chopper is the second best gift my husband has ever gotten me. It’s kind of funny that I saw this thing on an infomercial in a hotel and then my husband got it for me. I use this thing weekly, at least. It made chopping up the apples for this apple spice cookie recipe take no time and I had perfectly evenly sized apple chunks. And of course, once again I used my cookie scoop and got perfectly sized apple spice cookies.

Apple Spice Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups diced apple (about 2 apples)
Apple Spice Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In your kitchen mixer, beat the shortening, brown sugar, egg and milk together with the paddle attachment until thoroughly blended. Mix together the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and flour in a separate bowl, and add it to the mixer gradually. At the end, add the walnuts, raisins and apples. Don’t like nuts? Use a full cup of raisins. Don’t like raisins? Use a full cup of walnuts. Don’t like either? Skip ’em. I don’t care. Bake at about 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Recipe makes about 3 dozen (36) apple cinnamon cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
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