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Apple Raisin Cookies

If you are looking for fun and easy ways for you and your family to eat more fruit, you might be interested to try these delicious Apple Raisin Cookies.

They are easy to make and these apple cookies can be made up to 5 days ahead and store easily in an airtight container.

If you do plan to make them ahead, be sure to wait and glaze them just before you are ready to serve them - otherwise these cookies may end up being too soggy.

This apple cookie recipe calls for you to use green Granny Smith apples.

Did you know that Granny Smith apples were first cultivated in Australia in the mid 1800's by Maria Ann Smith (aka 'Granny Smith')?

Personally, I really like the taste of green apples and they are especially popular for many pie bakers.

I also like to eat them plain, or with a shmear of almond butter - another easy and nutritious snack - which is even easier to make than these cookies, but not as practical for lunchboxes or dessert trays!

Apple Raisin Glazed Cookies

Glazed Apple Raisin Cookies

Glazed Apple Raisin Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced small
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper. Alternatively, use ungreased sheets to bake your cookies.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, ground nutmeg, salt and pinch of ground cloves.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. With mixer on low speed, beat in half the dry flour mixture, then milk, and remaining flour mixture. Beat just until combined.
  6. Fold in diced apples and raisins.
  7. Drop cookie dough in heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake about 14 minutes, or until cookies are firm around edges.
  9. Remove from oven and let cookies stand on sheets for 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Prepare the cookie glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Transfer glaze to a zip-lock plastic bag. Snip a small hole in one corner of bag.
  11. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

This recipe yields about 26 Glazed Apple Raisin Cookies.

Nutritional information per cookie:
138 calories
4.1 grams fat (2.4 grams saturated fat)
1.9 grams protein
24.5 grams carbohydrates
1 gram fiber

Vanilla Glazed Apple Cookies
These delicious hearty cookies contain walnuts and raisins and are iced with a simple vanilla glaze.

Vanilla Glazed Apple Raisin Cookies

Vanilla Glazed Apple Raisin Cookies

Vanilla Glazed Apple Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins Recipe

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup finely diced and peeled apple
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper or use ungreased sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and 1/4 cup milk.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.
  5. Gradually add dry flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix well.
  6. Stir in walnuts, apple and raisins.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let cookies stand on sheets for 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Prepare the vanilla glaze: In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, salt and 2 to 4 teaspoons milk until drizzling consistency is achieved.
  11. Drizzle glaze over warm cookies.

This recipe yields about 4 dozen Vanilla Glazed Apple Cookies with Walnuts and Raisins.

Apple Raisin Walnut Cookies
These delicious apple cookies contain walnuts, raisins and are nicely spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Grated Apple Raisin Walnut Cookies

Apple Raisin Walnut Cookies

Apple Raisin Walnut Cookies Recipe

  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup grated Granny Smith apple (about 1 apple)
  1. Preheat your oven to 400F degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper or lightly grease sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until well combined.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until thoroughly mixed.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Gradually add dry flour mixture to creamed mixture in three batches, adding apple juice between additions.
  6. Stir in the walnuts, raisins and apple.
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, spacing dough at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges turn golden.
  9. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

This recipe yields about 12 large Apple Raisin Walnut Cookies.

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