Mama’s Glazed Apple Cookies, a Bite-size delight!

Mama’s Homemade Glazed Apple Cookies . . .

Nobody makes Glazed Apple Cookies like Mama does. She has been making them for years, and they are now a family favorite. My niece has been known to “request” Mama make these cookies for her! Need I say more? The only problem with making these cookies now is Mama’s age. That’s where I came in . . .

Making Mama’s Homemade Glazed Apple Cookies . . .

There are several steps to making Mama’s homemade Glazed Apple Cookies. While they are full of delicious ingredients, like  fresh chopped apple, raisins, pecans, and homemade applesauce, the apple has to be chopped, the pecans have to be chopped, and, if you make it as she always had, the homemade applesauce has to be made. Three steps in preparation BEFORE you even begin making the cookies. So, for the first time, we used store-bought applesauce. She now says that she can no longer make these cookies by herself. She will have to wait until I am there to help her.

When I got to Mama’s house, she already had all the ingredients out to make these cookies. I made the cookie dough while Mama chopped the Granny Smith apple. She had the pecans ready to go, too! Once Mama finished chopping the apple, she rested until the cookies came out of the oven.

While I could have made the glaze, Mama insisted on making the glaze and spooning it over the freshly baked warm apple cookies.

Mama’s homemade Glazed Apple Cookies are ready to eat!!!

Scrumptious!!!!!!! These Glazed Apple Cookies are the best cookies I have ever eaten! The glaze coupled with the moist, soft apple cookie and the crunch of the pecans were a perfect bite-size treat! Nobody can eat just one!!!

Homemade or store-bought applesauce . . . the verdict is in!

Mama said NEVER again will she use the store-bought applesauce . . . “It’s too thin! My homemade applesauce is thick and has chunks of apples in it!” So . . . the next time we make her apple cookies, we WILL make the homemade applesauce first!!! LOL!!! Who am I to argue with a 93 year old?

Would you make apple cookies WITH raisins or WITHOUT raisins?

Mama’s Glazed Apple Cookies Recipe

Mama found this recipe years ago. She makes her own applesauce for this recipe.  We think this is one of the best cookies you will ever eat!

Ingredients for Cookies:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce* (We used store-bought applesauce, but homemade will make them better!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dark raisins, optional
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (Or use bottled lemon juice. Fresh squeezed will, of course be better:))


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 2 large cookie sheets by either greasing or spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg, applesauce and vanilla and beat until mixed well.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat just until blended.
  6. Stir in apples, raisins and pecans with a spoon.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoons 1-inch apart on greased cookie sheets. (Or use non-stick cooking spray).
  8. Bake 20-22 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.
  10. Prepare glaze by mixing powdered sugar gradually into the lemon juice being sure  there are no lumps.
  11. Brush glaze over cookies with a pastry brush or drizzle from a spoon.

*Homemade Applesauce Recipe

 (You will need to make this ahead of time.)



  1. Peel, core and chop apples.
  2. Put in a saucepan with a little water.
  3. Bring to a boil; then turn heat on stove down to low.
  4. Cook on low heat until apples are tender when “forked”.
  5. Drain apples, then put back into pot and mash with a potato masher.



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