Spiced Apple Drop Cookies

  • Yield : 3 1/2 dozen
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 13m
  • Ready In : 43m
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  • Crisco(R) Butter No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) box Pillsbury(R) Reduced Sugar Yellow Cake
  • 1/3 stick Crisco(R) Butter Shortening Sticks or 1/3 cup Crisco(R) Butter Shortening
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 cup peeled and shredded Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury(R) Reduced Sugar Vanilla Frosting
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon


Step 1

HEAT oven to 375 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with no-stick cooking spray.

Step 2

COMBINE cake mix and shortening in a medium bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until a coarse meal forms. Sprinkle spices over mixture. Add apple, walnuts and egg, mixing on low speed until a smooth dough forms. Drop tablespoonsfuls of dough 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.

Step 3

BAKE 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool for 1 minute. Remove to cooling rack.

Step 4

PLACE frosting and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon into the corner of a 1-quart resealable food storage bag. Knead to combine. Seal bag. Microwave 5 seconds on HIGH (100% power). Snip small edge off bag corner. Squeeze bag to drizzle cooled cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with additional ground cinnamon.

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