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Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies

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Hey there! You may be wondering what these apple cookies are doing on a paleo-ish food blog. Well…. it dates back to when I wasn’t a paleo-ish blogger, and it’s one of our favorites. And it’s apparently one of your favorites, too, because it’s been flying around Pinterest like crazy for the past few years.

Eventually I’d like to clean it up and make it (at least) gluten and dairy-free, but in the meantime it’ll stay and have a home here on my blog as totally-worth-it recipe we’d indulge in.

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.


Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies | cookie recipes | apple recipes | maple recipes |
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.
Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies | cookie recipes | apple recipes | maple recipes |

Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies

Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies

Yield: 1 1/2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

My mom used to make these apple cookies for us when we were kids. The maple glaze was my favorite part!


  • ½ cup butter, softened (4 ounces or one stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chopped apple
  • Glaze:
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light in color, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add egg and milk; stir to combine. Add remaining dry ingredients (except apple) and stir just until combined. Gently fold in the apples.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
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Saturday 6th of October 2018

Had the same recipe box. Made these cookies Many Times. Always a big hit. My favorite

Natalie Perry

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Oh fun! I love that you have made them for years, too!


Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

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

Thursday 8th of December 2016

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


Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

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

Natalie Perry

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

Hi Ashley - Ground cloves


Sunday 27th of March 2011

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!

Saturday 26th of March 2011

These look heavenly! Thanks for the recipe!

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