Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies


What. a. weekend. We had a sudden death in my family so the kids and I (Dad had to work) packed up the car and made the 10-hour trek up to Idaho for the funeral. We just got back last night, safe and sound. I’ll give you a full report next time, complete with a sweet love story, some fabulous eats, and healthy dose of vomit. (Am I allowed to say “vomit” on a food blog?)
Meanwhile, I thought it would be fitting to leave you with a cookie recipe from my childhood. My mom had a subscription where she received a number of recipe cards each month, which accumulated into a giant box of recipes, with spiffy divider tabs and all. This cookie recipe was from that collection and became one of our favorites.


The cakey texture of these cookies remind me of mini apple cakes. I made them one Sunday evening when we had company over for dessert and games. We loved them while they were still warm, topped with ice cream!
This recipe was actually already on my site, but it was one of those without a photo, comments, and the recipe was missing the FLOUR. Wow, I’m embarrassed. I hope no one tried to make them during the three years they were posted. Yikes.

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Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies


½ cup butter, softened (4 oz or one stick)
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup milk
2 cups flour
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups chopped apple

1 T melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ tsp maple flavoring
2-3 T milk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light in color, about 1-2 minutes. Add egg and milk; stir to combine. Add remaining dry ingredients (except apple) and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the apples. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 for about 10-12 min or until tops don't look wet anymore.

To make the glaze, whisk together all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. When the cookies have cooled for a few minutes, drizzle each cookie with glaze.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.

Nat's Notes:
1. To make glazing the cookies less messy, place a piece of plastic wrap under the cooling rack to catch the glaze dribbles. Just fold up the plastic wrap and toss into the garbage when you're done. No messy countertop to wipe off and no extra pans to clean!

from my mom's files

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28 Responses to “Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies”

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    theblogisthenewblack — March 24, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    So sorry for your loss. :(

    These cookies look divine- the pic with the maple drizzle is calling my name, I just know it. ;)


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    Sare — March 24, 2011 @ 12:38 am

    I was just looking at my maple flavoring (and getting a nice big whiff), wanting to make something, and there ya go! What an awesome thing you did for me. Bummer though, I am without an oven this week….i made the door come off while moving it, and couldn't manage to get it back on. JD tried and tried for over an hour, then disassembled the door (brilliant), didn't work! I think we are going to buy a new oven soon. I am totally making these as soon as we have one!


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    Mommo — March 24, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    These look so yummy. In your ingredient list however, you posted that 1/2 cup of butter is equal to 1/2 stick. It should read 1/2 cup of butter is equal to 1 stick.
    I am for sure going to make these.
    Thanks so much. I love your recipes.


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    Natalie @ Perrys' Plate — March 24, 2011 @ 12:50 am

    @Mommo – Thank you! I really think part of my brain has died since having children. Glad you caught that!


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    Christina — March 24, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    Sorry for your loss :(

    Thanks for sharing a family recipe–those are often the best!


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    Megan — March 24, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    These look so yummy! I love the photo of the icing dripping off the fork…mmmm.


  7. #
    Dani — March 24, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

    On the other hand, these cookies look way too awesome not to try very very soon.


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    Michaela — March 24, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    Glazed cookies! Brilliant! I'm not a big fan of apple in things, but I will definitely use the glaze idea. Mint-glazed chocolate cookies? Done.


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    Kristi — March 24, 2011 @ 4:06 am



  10. #
    Nicole — March 24, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    Sorry for your loss.

    These cookies are just what I've been looking for for a long time. Thanks for re-sharing them. (With the flour included. :)


  11. #
    danasfoodforthought — March 24, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    These cookies sound SO good… I bet they would be a big hit with my boyfriend. i'll have to try them out!


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    Budget Gourmet Mom — March 24, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

    There is just something about recipes from your childhood. Despite having kids at your feet every second of the day they still manage to make you feel like a kid again! These look delightful.
    I'm sorry for your loss.


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    Joanne — March 24, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    Oh Natalie I'm so sorry for your loss! I can't wait to hear those stories though…and you can totally say vomit on a food blog. If I can talk about cadavers, then you can talk about vomit. Deal?

    these cookies sound delicious! I love apple-flavored anything…definitely have to try them!


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    Anne — March 24, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    Apple and maple are some of my favorite flavors! I might try substituting maple syrup (we're all about the Grade B in my house!)and decrease the milk and sugar a bit. Can't wait to try these, especially with a little vanilla ice cream!


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    Healthy Mamma — March 24, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
    Sending you big warm hugs from Arizona!
    I don't make cookies very often because they usually aren't very exciting and yet I scarf them all down any way.
    These are most definately my kind of cookie! I'm in love with the flavor combo!
    btw, I have some fam in Boise and lived there for a bit. Beautiful place!


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    Healthy Mamma — March 25, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    Hmmm, I tried to click your little share buttons under this post and all of them; Twitter, FB and Google Buzz say 'Perry's Plate, page not found.
    am I doing something wrong?
    just a heads up.


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    Natalie @ Perrys' Plate — March 25, 2011 @ 12:11 am

    Gwen, thanks for letting me know! I fixed it. (It wasn't you. If something's wrong around here 99.9% of the time it's my fault. :))


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    Natalie @ Perrys' Plate — March 25, 2011 @ 12:12 am

    P.S. Warm hugs from AZ would be nice right now. It's supposed to snow the rest of the week! Hello, spring! I've only been to Boise a couple of times and have really liked it. My parents live in Idaho Falls.


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    Natalie @ Perrys' Plate — March 25, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    Joanne – Deal. :)

    Anne – Let me know how that goes. When it comes to glazes, frostings and general baking, I like to use extract because I can't get a strong enough maple flavor with Grade B. (We love that stuff, too. Beats the socks off of Mrs. B. :))


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    Cara — March 25, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    On a bright note, the cookies sound wonderful, and I can totally relate on having some ill-photographed and poorly written olders posts. I think it's perfectly fine to share them again!


  21. # — March 26, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    These look heavenly! Thanks for the recipe!


  22. #
    Karly — March 27, 2011 @ 1:41 am

    Sorry for your loss!

    I said poop and pee on my blog once. I almost got kicked out of the internet for that.

    Loooooove these cookies. They look divine!


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    ashley — December 23, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    May I ask what kind of cloves u used ..was it ground cloves or whole ones


    • Natalie Perry replied: — December 29th, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

      Hi Ashley – Ground cloves

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    Michelle — November 22, 2016 @ 2:36 pm

    Natalie-I had this same subscription when I was in high school and this was one of my favorite recipes. They are absolutely delicious. I am planning to make a big batch to take home for Thanksgiving this week.


    • Natalie Perry replied: — December 8th, 2016 @ 9:50 pm

      You did? How fun! That sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving treat!

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