Harvest Softies

Harvest Softies
Servings: 17 Prep 35 mins total Bake 350°F 17 mins


  • 1 McIntosh apple, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 16 ounce box confectioners sugar (4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup apple juice
  • Red and green food coloring, to decorate

Make It

For Cookies:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with nonstick foil. Grate apple into a bowl; add apple juice.

2. In a large bowl with a mixer, beat butter, sugar, egg and cinnamon until fluffy, about 2 minutes. With a spoon, stir in half the flour, the apple mixture, then remaining flour.

3. Drop 1/4-cupfuls of batter onto prepared sheets, 3 inches apart. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F for 17 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned. Remove to a rack; cool completely. Repeat.

For Icing:

4. In medium-size bowl, blend confectioners sugar and apple juice until smooth. Transfer 1/3 cup icing to a small bowl; tint red. Transfer 3 tablespoons icing to a second bowl; tint green. Ice cookies on flat sides with white icing (about 1 tablespoon per cookie); let dry slightly. Pipe apples on top of cookies with red and green icing. Decorate same day as serving; store in single layer.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 17; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 274, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 27, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 55, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 222, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.