It’s finals week here at Pitt and probably for a lot of schools around the country. We wrote a post last semester on eating right during finals week so check it out for some good tips. Let us know if you have any great eating tips for finals week!
Speaking of eating right, what if we add fruit to cookies? Does that make them good for you? Maybe less bad for you? Either way, they’re delicious! After you finish up finals (or need a baking break!), try these yummy cookies!
Glazed Apple Spice Cookies
We really think that adding fruit makes this healthy for you! No, we’re not in denial.
- Prep time – 15 minutes
- Bake time – 10 minutes
- Servings – 3 dozen cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup apple, shredded or finely diced
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup confectioners or powdered sugar
- Milk or cream
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and butter together until fluffy.
2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
3. In a different bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ground ginger.
4. Stir half the dry mixture into the butter and sugar.
5. Stir in the apples and walnuts, then the rest of the dry ingredients and the 1/4 cup milk. Make sure everything is well mixed.
6. Drop tablespoons of batter onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
7. While baking, drizzle milk into the powdered sugar until slightly runny.
8. While the cookies are still warm, drizzle the glaze over the cookies with a fork.
9. Serve and enjoy!