Cinnamon Apple Cookies

5 from 10 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

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Cinnamon Apple Cookies are an easy cookie recipe that even children can help make. The perfect Fall cookie recipe that only takes minutes.

Stacked Cinnamon Apple Cookies with slices of green apple and cinnamon sticks in the background.

These Cinnamon Apple Cookies are made using cake mixes that can be used to make more than cakes. They are crispy and sweet and wonderful for any day you want a sweet treat. Making cookies with a box cake mix is so easy and fun you will do it all the time.


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What We Love About This Cinnamon Apple Cookies Recipe

Another great benefit to using cake mix is that you don’t have to keep most of the usual baking ingredients on hand. Everything you need for the most part is in the boxed mix! This recipe for apple cinnamon cookies also has a glaze recipe. It’s a simple sugary glaze to top the cookies. If you want to skip that step it’s totally fine, the cookies will still be delicious.

  • 30 Minutes: In just 30 minutes, you and your kids will have made a unique and delicious cookie.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Since your kids can help you make it, they’ll take pride in eating it.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low calorie or dairy free, etc.

Ingredient Notes

  • Box Cake Mix: One box of vanilla cake mix, but you can use other flavors as well such as spice cake mix or butter cake mix
  • Egg: A large egg
  • Apple Pie filling: Makes it so sweet and so easy
  • Oil: Vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon for the cookie and the glaze
  • Icing Sugar: A nice powder sugar
  • Milk: Whole milk, cream or a milk alternative such as almond milk
Stacked Cinnamon Apple Cookies with slices of green apple and cinnamon sticks in the background.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Cinnamon Apple Cookies

These are the basic steps for making apple cookies recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat the oven and line the baking tray with parchment paper. Next, mix ingredients together until combined. Do not over mix.

STEP 2: ROLL

Then scoop or roll the balls to 1.5 inches. Place on the cookie sheet and then bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

STEP 3: GLAZE

Finally, mix the glaze and drizzle over the top of the cookies.

Apple Cinnamon Cookies with slices of green apple and cinnamon sticks in the background.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Apple Cinnamon Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

These apple cinnamon cookies are super quick and easy to make therefore there is no reason to bake them in advance. Make them hot and fresh when you need them.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the recipe in an airtight container and wrap in plastic wrap and foil.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Of course, you can freeze these cookies, they are great to pull out whenever you have guests or want a sweet treat.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use a sugar free cake recipe and a sugar free apple pie filling. This will make the cookies lower in calories.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT BOX CAKE MIX?

Indeed, it is easy to use a spice cake mix, or a butter cake. Any flavor that you want to pair with the cookies.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this recipe can be cut in half or even double or triple the cookie recipe.

HOW TO MAKE THE BOX CAKE COOKIES BETTER?

There are some real secrets to make these cookies homemade, find out some tips and tricks here.

Cookies made from an apple cookies recipe with slices of green apple and cinnamon sticks in the background.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Pecans and walnuts add a crunch for the cookie.
  • Chips: White chocolate or cinnamon chips add a sweetness to the treat.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These cookies can be made in the air fryer.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Low calorie replacements can make this dish healthier.

What to Serve with Cinnamon Apple Cookies

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Cinnamon Apple Cookies

5 from 10 votes
Cinnamon Apple Cookies are an easy cookie recipe that even children can help make. The perfect Fall cookie recipe that only takes minutes.
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Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup apple pie filling
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 4 Tablespoons icing sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix ingredients together until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Roll into 1.5 inch balls.
  • Place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until there are cracks on the top of cookies.
  • Let cool on baking tray for 10 minutes.
  • Mix glaze and drizzle over cookies.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Pecans and walnuts add a crunch for the cookie.
  • Chips: White chocolate or cinnamon chips add a sweetness to the treat.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These cookies can be made in the air fryer.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Low calorie replacements can make this dish healthier.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 164mg | Sugar: 13g

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