Apple Cookie Pies

            These should be called Caramel apple pie cookies. However, I am sure that name is for another recipe. I want these recipes to be special and different for you. This tasty cookie recipe is so scrumptious that it seems more like a miniature apple pie. Apple Pie Cookies are so addictive and always taste so wonderful in the fall. Why wait that long to have this special treat? You can make it year round and enjoy it whenever you want. Save the cider for just the fall.

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Each bite you take of one of these will give you the perfect balance of all things wonderful. The caramel drizzle on the tops of these make it all come together perfectly. You can use store bought caramel topping or make your own homemade caramel sauce for the topping.

There are many variations of this recipe and the name, all over the globe. However, the basic recipe remains the same. They are more like mini pies than they are cookies.

They are considered cookies due to their size and ease of carrying. Personally, I like these, the size is perfect and I am not likely to grab more than one at a time.

These Caramel Apple Pie Cookies taste just like regular apple pie. The cookies are stuffed with delicious apple pie filling and garnished with sugar and cinnamon. 

These are a fall favorite and each bite is chocked full of delicious apple pie filling, flakey pie and sweet cinnamon sugar. All the components of this recipe are so easy to make. You can use store bought apple pie filling and frozen pastry dough.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many cookies will the recipe make?

This recipe will make a load of filling. You can use it for extra topping on the cookies, on top of ice cream or to top pancakes or waffles.

Can I use store bought pie crust?

This recipe does call for homemade crust. If you choose to, you can buy premade pie dough. If you are using the store bought dough, you will eliminate the dough portion of the recipe. Also, your cookies will not taste the same without the cream cheese.

 Should I store these in the refrigerator?

These cookies do not need to be refrigerated. You can store them on the counter in a closed, airtight container.

What ingredients do you need for Apple Cookie Pies

            1 cup butter, unsalted and softened

            1 tbsp white granulated sugar

            6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature

            2 tsp cinnamon

            1 tbsp vanilla

            2 cups all purpose flour

Filling:

            1 can apple pie filling           

For topping:

            2 tbsp granulated sugar

            1 tsp cinnamon

How to make Apple Cookie Pies

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with the cream cheese, beat until smooth

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SECOND STEP:

Add the vanilla, flour, 1 tbsp sugar and the 2 tsp cinnamon. Mix until dough forms

Lightly flour a flat surface, place dough in the center and roll it out until it is ¼ inch thick

THIRD STEP:

Using a round, 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut out 40 circles of the dough

Put the pie filling into a bowl and mash it so you have no more large chunks of apples

FOURTH STEP:

Place a small spoonful of dough in the center of 15 circles

Cover with another cut circle of pie dough

FIFTH STEP:

Crimp the edges of each combined circle with the tines of a fork

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.

SIXTH STEP:

Mix the garnish and sprinkle onto each cookie

Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • It’s better to assemble the cookies directly on the baking sheet as they might be difficult to transfer.
  • Measure your flour correctly as adding too much flour it’s a recipe for disaster. The foolproof mode is using a scale. If you don’t have a scale you can use the measuring cup as well. Add the flour into the cup using a spoon and then use a knife to level it off.
  • You can make a fancy version of this recipe by making a lattice pie crust on top of the apple pie filling.

What to do with leftover apple pie filling?

If you have any leftover apple pie filling simply use it to top pancakes, ice cream, yogurt or as a quick healthy snack. 

How to store the apple pie cookies?

You can store the apple pie cookies in an airtight container on the counter for 3 days. Or you can freeze the cookies in a container for up to 3 months.

Can you use store bought pastry dough for this recipe?

The recipe is made with homemade pie dough but you can definitely use store bought pastry dough to save time.

Do the cookies need to be stored in the fridge?

They don’t really need to be refrigerated. They can be stored on the counter in an airtight container for a few days.

Can I use homemade apple pie filling?

The recipe calls for canned store bought apple pie filling but if you have a favorite apple pie filling recipe feel free to use that. If you choose to make your own apple pie filling go for a variety of apples that have a nice balance of acid and sweetness like granny smith, honey crisp, golden delicious etc. 

Apple Cookie Pies

Apple Cookie Pies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • Filling:
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • For topping:
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter with the cream cheese, beat until smooth

SECOND STEP:

Add the vanilla, flour, 1 tbsp sugar and the 2 tsp cinnamon. Mix until dough forms

Lightly flour a flat surface, place dough in the center and roll it out until it is ¼ inch thick

THIRD STEP:

Using a round, 3 inch biscuit cutter, cut out 40 circles of the dough

Put the pie filling into a bowl and mash it so you have no more large chunks of apples

FOURTH STEP:

Place a small spoonful of dough in the center of 15 circles

Cover with another cut circle of pie dough

FIFTH STEP:

Crimp the edges of each combined circle with the tines of a fork

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.

SIXTH STEP:

Mix the garnish and sprinkle onto each cookie

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 280mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 180gSugar: 40gProtein: 10g