How to Bake Fresh Apple Cookies

by Sara Paul Raffel

Simple cookies with fresh apples, walnuts and raisins. Adapted from James Beard's American Cookery.


  • ½ Cups Butter
  • 1 ⅓ Cups Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ Cups All purpose flour
  • ½ Teaspoons salt
  • ½ Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoons nutmeg
  • ½ Teaspoons allspice
  • ¼ Teaspoons cloves
  • ¼ Cups orange juice
  • 1 Cup chopped, unpeeled, raw apples
  • ¾ Cups Chopped walnuts
  • 1 Cup raisins
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Let the butter get soft.

    Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 375.

    Step 3

    Using a mixer, cream the butter.

    Step 4

    Add in the brown sugar, and continue to mix.

    Step 5

    Add the egg and continue to mix.

    Step 6

    Juice an orange until you have 1/4 cup.

    Step 7

    Add all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, and various spices) to the bowl and mix. Then add the orange juice.

    Step 8

    Leaving the peel on, chop up a fresh apple.

    Step 9

    Stir in the apple, the walnuts and the raisins.

    Step 10

    Use a medium cookie scoop to place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.

    Step 11

    Be sure to space the cookies out at least an inch apart, as they will spread. Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

    Step 12

    Remove from oven when the cookies are light brown.

    Step 13

    Let cool.

    Step 14