Applesauce Jumbles with Browned Butter Glaze
|Title:||Applesauce Jumbles With Browned Butter Glaze|
Makes 5 dozen.
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup seedless raisins
1 cup nuts, chopped
Mix together all ingredients. If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate until a little firmer.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonsful about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven until almost no indentation remains when touched - about 10 minutes.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool and spread with Browned Butter Glaze.
Browned Butter Glaze
1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 4 tablespoons hot water
Heat butter over low heat until golden brown. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Beat in 2 to 4 tablespoons hot water until smooth and of desired consistency.