Soft Apple Cider Cookies
Cake-like cookies filled with chopped apples and almonds, and for the perfect finishing touch, topped with a sweet apple cider glaze.
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup apple cider
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 apples, peeled, diced
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider
- For Cookies: In a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat brown sugar and butter until creamy. Add 1/2 cup cider and eggs; beat until smooth. Reduce to low speed, gradually blend in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in diced apples and chopped almonds.
- Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 2-inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- For Cider Glaze: In small bowl combine powdered sugar and apple cider until smooth. Remove cookies onto wire racks to cool. Drizzle with Cider Glaze while still warm.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.