Apple Pie Cookies
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Why you’ll love this recipe
- Apple Pie Cookies are quick and easy to make!
- You’ll be enjoying these little mini apple pies in 30 minutes or less.
- They are plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.
- This recipe can be made vegan with the use of a chia egg.
- A great way to use up any almond flour that you have lying around.
- These cookies are a great way to transition into Fall.
- There is no refined sugar at all.
- Apple Pie Cookies are a great low carb option.
- Soft, chewy and crazy delicious.
- Check out my Apple Hand Pies for another great apple pie recipe!
Ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Apple Pie Cookies. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
The base of these cookies are made with almond flour. I love ordering a big bag from Blue Diamond on Amazon. I have not tested this recipe with any other flours.
Since there isn’t any gluten in this recipe, using baking powder is a must to help these cookies rise and have that fluffy texture.
A touch of sea salt helps to balance out all the flavors.
Cinnamon is a must in this recipe which is going to bring out those warm fall flavors.
Almond butter is a healthy fat and works just as great in baked goods as oil or butter does. You can use any type of nut or seed butter in replace such as cashew, macadamia or a seed butter like sunflower seed butter.
Maple syrup is my favorite sweetener to use, it’s a unrefined sugar and taste amazing in these fall cookies.
You can use a regular egg or if vegan, swap it out for a chia egg instead which is just 1 Tbsp of chia seeds mixed with 2.5 Tbsp of water.
Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor to any baked good!
For the sautéed apples you will need any red apple. I prefer honey crisp which is crunchy, juicy and refreshing. But feel free to use any red or green apple, however, the green apple will be more tart than sweet.
I prefer using butter which is a bit more rich and has more flavor, but you can also use an oil such as coconut oil, avocado oil or even ghee.
Mix together powdered sugar and almond milk to make the icing.
How to make
ONE: Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Then, prepare the apples by sautéing them on a skillet over medium heat with the butter and cinnamon until soft and tender. Set aside.
TWO: In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond butter, maple syrup, egg and vanilla extract and whisk until ingredients are well incorporated.
Then, add in the almond flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix with a rubber spatula until ingredients are well combined.
THREE: Using a double cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll it into a ball with the palm of your hands. Then, flatten and shape into a circle. Place it on the lined baking sheet and make an indent in the center with the back of a tablespoon.
FOUR: Fill each cookie with the sautéed apples and then bake for 15-18 minutes. Let cool before adding on the icing.
FIVE: To make the icing, simply combine the powdered sugar with the almond milk until you reach the right consistency.
SIX: Drizzle each cookie with icing and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
Grease the back of the tablespoon before pressing into each cookie to prevent it from sticking.
Slightly undercook the cookies to get a more soft and tender texture.
How to serve and store
Serve these apple pie cookies with a cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy as a mid-day snack or after dinner dessert.
Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 4-5 days. Reheat cookie by placing in the microwave for 10 seconds.
Taste and Texture
These apple pie cookies taste just like apple pie but in mini form.
They are soft, chewy and have the best texture. With each bite you taste the shortbread cookie that’s filled with a maple syrup flavor and the soft and tender cinnamon apples.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have not tested this recipe with any flour substitute.
You can use any type of nut or seed butter in replace of almond butter, or you can also use room temperature butter. However, you need to use one of the other, you cannot leave it out.
Use a chia egg instead of a chicken egg. Mix together 1 Tbsp of chia seeds with 2.5 Tbsp of water, mix well and let it sit for 10 minutes to thicken. Then, mix in as normal.
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- Apple Cider Donuts
If you make these Apple Pie Cookies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on Instagram, Tiktok or Pinterest!