Apple Nut Drop Cookies
about 5 dozen cookies
- 2 cups apples (about 2 to 3 medium), peeled, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 2 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar
- 3 eggs
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease cookie sheets.
In a small bowl, add apples, raisins and hot water. Set aside for 30 minutes to steam apples and plump raisins.
In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat until well blended.
Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a large bowl; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Stir in apples, raisins and walnuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.
Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
Featured by Sue Beard of Erie, Pa.
A tart, tangy apple, like Cortland, works well in this recipe.