Apple Pie Cookies

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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Apple Pie Cookies! Easy classic cookies with apple pie filling folded right into the dough!

I guess it’s time to confess. I am an ugly pie maker. Don’t get me wrong, my pies taste amazing.

I even make beautiful flaky homemade pie crust, but they look like a 5th grader made them.

I can never get the crust to do that pretty ripple thing that you shape with your knuckles.

Plus they are always sloppy looking, because I ALWAYS over fill them.

I know I should stop, but then I always have to put in an extra spoonful or two of filling.

Then they overflow and make a delicious pie mess. It’s why I am better at making cobblers.

Cobblers forgive you for adding extra filling.

Apple Pie Cookies! Easy classic cookies with apple pie filling folded right into the dough!

So if you are like me, this recipe is for you: Apple Pie in cookie form.

4th of July is coming and this year you don’t have to show up with a pie that looks like it already had a firework go off in it.

Instead, you can show up with apple pie cookies. It’s genius.

Iced Apple Pie Cookies on a dark surface
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Yield: 28 cookies

Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie just became easier to make in this delectable soft cookie form. You only need 30 minutes to make your house smell like you have been baking homemade Apple Pie all afternoon!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple pie filling



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, beat butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla extract, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add flour mixture, mixing until completely combined. Stir in apple pie filling until evenly distributed. (You can do this by hand or with the stand mixer.)
  • Using a large cookie scoop (about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough), drop rounded balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Leaving space for spreading.
  • Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown at edges. The cookies will not look fully cooked in the center, but they will finish cooking while cooling on cookie sheet.
  • For icing: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Drizzle on top of cooled cookies.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon. Let icing set for 10 minutes, or until firm.


Serving: 1 cookie, Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 27mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 170IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg


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I found your blog looking for a recipe for a pineapple coconut cake recipe. Been baking and cooking for over 40 years and can read a recipe and know what the results will be…it was exactly what I was looking for. So thx! Pie making turns out best when u handle the dough the least. Hand oils and so forth affect the final result. If you aren’t comfortable with the knuckle effect…dip a wide tine fork in some egg yolk and cream then sugar and shape the crust with that…multi directional is very pretty on a baked crust. And if u wanna over fill your pie…just use a deeper dish sis Happy baking all! P.S. Grab some play dough and practice the knuckle crust…no harm no foul and your kiddos can learn right along with you!!

Love this idea! I can make some pretty pies, but these cookies are much easier to eat at a party. So fun!

These look awesome. I’ll have to make these for Rick… 😀

I love the smell of baked apple pie and cinnamon. Mmmmm! I will try your apple pie cookies recipe, sounds good 🙂 Pinned! Thanks.

How absolutely fabulous! No more pie crusts!

I make horrible-looking pies too. Totally on board with these cookies!

I made these today for a potluck! Perfection!

My pies always look like yours. 😉

I am really excited to try these! I like that I don’t have to make my own apples for it.

Wow, these look really great, you can also smell the sweet apple pie.

I like cookies better anyways! Heading over to check out your recipe!

My pies are uglier than most as well. I love this cookie substitute though!! FUN!

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