Fran's Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies

2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, unbeaten
1 1/3 cup brown sugar (light)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup apples, finely chopped
1 cup nuts (chopped)
1 cup raisins (chopped)
1/4 cup milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Sift flour with soda and set aside.

Mix shortening, sugar, salt, spices and egg until well blended.

Stir in half of the flour mixture, then the nuts, raisins and apples. Blend in milk, then remaining flour.

Drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 11 - 14 minutes.

While still warm, spread with vanilla glaze.

Vanilla Glaze

Blend 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 1/4 tsp. vanilla and 2 - 3 tbsps. milk


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