Apple Spice Drops

I’d like it even bet­ter if he paint­ed “FREE APPLESAUCE” on the side.

  • The Drops!
  • 12 cup but­ter, soft­ened
  • 23 cup sug­ar
  • 23 cup brown sug­ar
  • 1 egg
  • 14 cup apple juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cin­na­mon
  • 12 tsp. bak­ing soda
  • 12 tsp. nut­meg
  • 1 cup fine­ly chopped, peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup chopped wal­nuts
  • The Frost­ing!
  • 14 cup but­ter
  • 3 cups con­fec­tion­er’s sug­ar
  • 1 tsp. vanil­la
  • 3–4 tbsp. apple juice

For the Drops:

Pre­heat oven to 375°.

In large bowl, cream but­ter and sug­ars. Beat in egg and apple juice.

Com­bine all dry ingre­di­ents and grad­u­al­ly add to creamed mix­ture.

Fold in apples and nuts. Drop by tea­spoons onto greased cook­ie sheets, 2 inch­es apart.

Bake at 375° or 12–14 min­utes or until gold­en brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For the frosting:

Cream but­ter, sug­ar, and vanil­la. Add enough apple juice to achieve spread­ing con­sis­ten­cy. Frost cooled cook­ies.

Yield: About 40 cook­ies.