These apple pie cookies are a delicious, quick, easy, and convenient way to enjoy the flavors of classic apple pie in cookie form. They’re soft and chewy and filled with a homemade apple pie filling and baked until golden brown.
This time of year, I’m all about apples, and any time of year I love cookies. That’s why I love this particular recipe for apple pie cookies so much. It combines two of my favorite things into one delicious treat. These tiny apple pie flavored cookies are full of classic fall flavor, all the sensibilities of cookies, and heck, they even look like little apple pies. I love to make these to keep on hand for snacking or to bring to parties and potlucks, especially when the holidays roll around. I love how easy they are to make, and everyone always loves the way they taste, and I rarely have leftovers when I bring these cookies anywhere!
Apple Pie Cookies
These delicious cookies start with a simple apple pie mixture. I layer it out on an unrolled refrigerated pie crust, then I top it with strips of more pie crust to create a lattice. Finally, I brush it with egg wash, sprinkle it with coarse sugar, and bake the cookies until they’re golden brown. The entire process only takes about 30 minutes, and when I’m all done, I have delicious little pie crust cookies that taste just like apple pie!
Why You’ll Love This Apple Pie Cookie Recipe
- They are delicious and a convenient way to enjoy all the classic flavors of apple pie.
- They’re a quick and easy way to enjoy apple pie in a cookie form.
- They are great for any occasion and are delicious for everyday snacking.
- They are easily customizable, such as using different types of apples, adding different spices, adding nuts, and topping them with your favorite toppings.
Apple Pie Cookies Ingredients
You’ll only need a few simple baking ingredients to make these cookies. You’ll probably have most of them in your kitchen right now, but you’ll find anything else you might need at your local grocery store.
- Granny Smith apples, peeled, and diced into small pieces
- Granulated sugar
- Lemon juice
- Ground cinnamon
- Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust
- Coarse sugar, optional
- Large egg
How to Make Apple Pie Cookies
Making these cookies is a breeze. It only takes a few minutes to make the apple filling, and after that, you just do a little layering and baking. It’s as easy as, well, pie.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Step 2: Make the Apple Mixture
Bring water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice to a boil, stirring constantly, in a medium saucepan on low heat. Cook for 3 to4 minutes until the sauce thickens up. Then, add the apples and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside and let the mixture cool.
Step 3: Top the Pie Crust
Roll the pie crust out smoothly on a floured surface. Then, spread the cooled apple mixture evenly over it.
Step 4: Add the Lattice
Roll out the second pie crust and cut it into strips. Then, layer them over the filling in a lattice pattern.
Step 5: Bake
Whisk the egg and water together. Then, brush the egg wash over the cookies, sprinkle with coarse sugar, and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
- It’s important to let your apple filling cool so it doesn’t begin cooking your bottom crust.
- The egg wash is key to getting a golden brown color on the tops of your cookies.
- Let the cookies cool for a few minutes to allow the apple filling to set up and the cookies to be easily eaten.
- Use your favorite fruits or berries to create different kinds of pie cookies.
- You can use your favorite apples in this recipe. They all work!
- Try adding a little nutmeg to the filling mixture.
- You can use store-bought pie filling if you prefer.
What to Serve with Apple Pie Cookies
These cookies are delicious on their own with a glass of milk or cup of coffee or tea. They also make a great addition with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or topped with just a bit of whipped cream!
Apple pie cookies are a cookie variation made with pie crust in place of cookie dough and topped with apple pie filling.
Granny Smith apples are the undisputed queens of firm apples. There’s almost no amount of cooking that will make them mushy.
While most people reach for Granny Smith apples when they make apple pie filling, there are actually several apples that work well. The best apples for apple pie filling include:
Yes, you can make apple pie cookies with a sugar cookie dough instead of using pie crust dough. It is in fact, a popular variation of the classic apple pie cookie. They are typically sweeter than pie crust dough, but is not as sturdy as pie crust dough so the cookies may not hold their shape as well.
Apple pie cookies freeze very well and will last for up to 3 months in the freezer when stored properly.
How to Store Apple Pie Cookies
These cookies will last for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also refrigerate them for up to a week. For longer storage, wrap the cookies individually in plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
Try This Easy Apple Pie Cookie Recipe Today
For all the flavors of all in a cookie form that everyone loves, you can’t beat these apple pie cookies. Every bite of these cookies tastes like fiery autumn leaves and a crisp breeze, and they’re so easy to make, you’ll find yourself whipping up batches again and again. Give them a try, and I guarantee they’ll be a hit at any gathering or even when serving guests in your home.
More Apple Dessert Recipes You’ll Enjoy
This Apple Cinnamon Pretzel Salad is delicious with the sweet and salty flavor combination that is simply irresistible. Made with a pretzel base, then a sweet cream cheese layer, and finally, topped with a homemade apple pie filling on top. Absolutely delicious.
Apple Pie Cookies
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, bring water, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Continue stirring for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens up.
- Add apple pieces to the saucepan, stir and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool
- Preheat the oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll pie crust out smoothly.
- Spread cooled apple mixture over pie crust in an even layer.
- Roll the second pie crust out on a lightly floured surface and slice pie crust into thin strips.
- Place the strips in a lattice pattern over the top of the apple filling.
- Using a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut out “cookies” and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg and water together. Brush egg wash over the top of the cookies and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
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