Apple Nut Drop Cookies

Apple Nut Drop Cookies

You've had apple pie and apple crisp, but this recipe turns the all-American apple flavor into a delicious chewy cookie!

YIELDS

about 5 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

QUICK TIP

A tart, tangy apple, like Cortland, works well in this recipe.