Apple Pie Cookies

Monday, September 15, 2014
Apple Pie Cookies

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Pie Pieces
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons ice wate
Apple Pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped peeled apple
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • Cinnamon sugar (1/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.

To make the pie pieces, stir together flour and salt in a small bowl; knead in butter, using fingertips, until well incorporated and mealy.  Stir in ice water until well incorporated.  Gather dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.  Break dough into tiny pieces and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until light golden brown and crisp.

To make the apple pieces, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in apple, sugar and and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir 2-3 minutes, until butter starts to foam and turn light golden brown.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spice; whisk in oats until combined.  Add browned butter to a large mixing bowl, along with cream cheese and brown sugar.  Beat butter, cream cheese and brown sugar, using a mixer on medium speed, until well combined.  Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in pie pieces, apple pieces and cinnamon chips until just combined.

Taking heaping round tablespoons of cookie dough, roll into cinnamon-sugar until evenly coated.  Place on cookie sheets, spacing about an inch apart; press down to flatten.  Bake 12-14 minutes, or until light golden brown.  Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Makes: (Mine made 20 big cookies)
16 comments on "Apple Pie Cookies"
  1. Yum! You should enter these in a contest - they look so delicious. When I was a kid, crust was my favorite part of the pie - I would actually scrape the fruit or filling out and just eat the crust (what was I thinking?), but I still love crust so I know I'd love these.

    1. Linda, they would win a prize, for sure! I loved crust as a kid, too. I'd always eat the crust from cheesecake and that's it!

  2. your creation!!...but admittedly too lazy to make these right now, so let me know if you're sharing ;)

  3. Pie...but in cookie form. That just sounds glorious!

  4. Those look really really good!

  5. Wowee! Those look good. That's a seasonal dessert I can get behind!

  6. I made these last night...They are GREAT!! I used a cheese grater to made my pie dough crumbles ...really a tasty yummy cookie...will make again. I did have one question. In the instructions it says to whisk in oats in ingredient list...I guessed and used 1/4 cup and it was fine but wondering what the original recipe called for...GREAT COOKIE

    1. Oh no! I'm so sorry, Jean! I updated the recipe. Thanks for telling me! This seems to be happening more and more to me. I guess I'm getting old! I used 1/2 cup oats. I used the quick oats but I bet old fashioned would be good too. Maybe I should reduce the amount to 1/4 cup if yours turned out well! Glad you liked the cookies! Thank you for trying them.