Apple Cider Cookies

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Apple Cider Cookies: extra chewy cookies with crispy edges and a soft center are loaded with apple cider and a ton of warm Fall spices for your cookie exchange!

This apple cider cookie recipe is made with real apple cider and instant apple cider mix for the most flavor possible!

Apple Cider Cookies stacked in a tall stack with real apple cider and apples in baskets

I’m back with my first new cookie recipe of the cookie season and it’s a good one y’all!

Halloween has come and gone already and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for everything Thanksgiving and Christmas.

These cookies are the perfect Fall flavored cookie, but would also make an amazing cookie exchange recipe.

The edges are crispy, but the centers stay soft and chewy. And they keep for up to a week in an airtight container!

Apple Cider Cookies in a stack with two broken in half so you can see inside.

This recipe has a ton of fall flavors combined together inside each cookie.

First, I added real apple cider, a healthy pour of molasses and apple pie spice.

Then I added instant apple cider inside the cookie to try to up the apple cider flavor.

And to finish them off, I topped them with a mixture of more instant apple cider and coarse sugar sprinkles.

Apple Cider Cookie Dough with a cookie scoop in it.

The dough is a very soft dough, you can not roll it into a ball with your hands.

Instead, you need a good cookie scoop to scoop out the dough onto your cookie sheet.

You can refrigerate the dough before you bake it for a firmer texture if you prefer, but the finished cookie will bake a little differently.

I like these cookies to bake nice and flat so the centers stay extra chewy and the edges crisp up.

Apple cider cookie dough being sprinkled with instant apple cider and coarse sugar.Apple cider cookie dough ball on cookie sheet.

For the topping, you can use just sugar all by itself. Or sugar mixed with cinnamon.

Or you can even mix sugar with the apple pie spice we added inside the cookies.

My favorite topping I tried was a mixture of the instant apple cider and coarse sugar.

It makes the tops of the cookies sparkle and it gives the best flavor to them.

Apple cider cookies with sparkling sugar on top.

If you want to make these cookies ahead, they will store well for up to a week.

I kept them in an airtight container, on the counter, and they stayed nice and chewy.

They would also make a great cookie to ship if you wanted to ship a homemade treat.

Apple cider cookies up close photo

These bake quickly in just 10 minutes. They don’t change color much because they are already brown before baking.

However, make sure you do not overtake them or they will not stay as chewy.

The cookies will set as they cool and after 5 minutes you will be able to move them to a cookie sheet easily.

Let them cool completely before storing them so they do not become soggy!

Head on over to Dixie Crystals for the full easy recipe!

RECIPE: Apple Cider Cookies

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13 Responses
  1. Tara

    Hi! Mine spread out and came out too thin. I followed the recipe so I’m not sure what happened. Help! I love the flavor!

  2. Dorothy

    Hi, I made these as per your recipe. The first batch came perfect, after that each batch came out paper thin, I could not get off parchment as they became greasy?? Help please as I love the flavor and Idea of the cookie. Thank you, Dorothy.

    1. A woman holding a camera standing in front of some shelves.

      Hmm. That’s super strange. Were you reusing the same cookie sheet each time? Did you let the pan cool in between batches? I wish I knew, that is a strange thing to happen! 

  3. Diana Wilbanks

    The recipe says 1/2 cup butter or 2 sticks, which would equal 1 cup of butter. Could you clarify this please?


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