Cookie Jar #49: Fresh Apple Cookies

Here's a great cookie to make with all those delicious Fall apples! Soft, sweet and full of apple and walnut flavor. Bring on those cold autumn days!

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1-1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg ● 1-1/2 cup apple, chopped finely
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup apple juice


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 T. apple juice
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1 t. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 ̊F. Line baking sheet with parchment.

1. In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts. Set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. On slow speed, mix in the egg and chopped apple.

3. Mix the lemon zest into the apple juice (so the zest mixes in) and pour into the batter. Add the flour mixture and mix just until everything comes together.

4. Using a medium cookie scoop, place balls of dough on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove parchment from the baking sheet and let cool on rack.

Make Glaze:

1. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, apple juice, vanilla and cinnamon. Use the back of your spoon to help mix ingredient. Let the glaze sit for 5 minutes or so, then re-mix.

2. While the cookies are still warm, place as many as you can on a piece of parchment. Use a spoon and drizzle the glaze all over the tops. Let the cookies sit for at least 30 minutes to let the glaze set.

Download pdf recipe for: Fresh Apple Cookies