Apple Pie Cookies

5 from 10 votes
This recipe for Apple Pie Cookies is perfect for any fall get together because they are quick and easy to bake. They're like mini apple pies.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
apple pie cookies next to slices of apple on a white counter

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This recipe for Apple Pie Cookies is perfect for any fall get together because they are super quick and easy to bake. Apple Pie Cookies are cute little poppable mini apple pies.

a closeup of an apple pie cookie with more cookies and slices of apple blurred in the background

This recipe for apple pie cookies, like most of the recipes you will find here is super simple. Since we’re starting from a boxed cake mix there is no need to drag out all the baking ingredients. Almost everything we need is in the box! Get all the taste of traditional apple pie in a cookie.


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What We Love About This Recipe

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  • 30 Minute Recipe: 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of baking.
  • Simple Ingredients: All found in pantry and only 4 easy ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Quick, easy and delicious cookies, that taste like mini pies, the whole family will love.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different cake mixes or icings for new ways to make it the best recipe for your family.

Ingredient Notes for this Recipe for Apple Pie Cookies

  • Vanilla cake mix: One box of vanilla cake mix
  • Applesauce: Use Sugar free or spiced applesauce
  • Apple Pie Filling: About one cup of the sweet apple pie filling for the apple mixture
  • Icing: One container of your favorite icing
2 cinnamon apple cookies next to slices of apple on a white counter

Equipment Needed

How to Make this Recipe for Apple Pie Cookies

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

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP 2: MIX

Then mix ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. Do not overmix.

STEP 3: FORM

Next, scoop the cookies out with a cookie scoop and roll into a ball. The ball should be about 1.5 inches in diameter. Place on the parchment lined cookie sheet.

STEP 4: BAKE

Then bake cookies for 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown and cracks form on top of the cookies. Let the warm cookies cool on a wire rack.

apple cinnamon cookies topped with frosting and a slice of apple

STEP 5: FROST

Finally, spread with the icing.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cinnamon Apple Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This recipe can be made in minutes so truly there is no need to make in advance however, this recipe is good for several days if stored in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the cookies in an airtight container or wrap well in plastic wrap.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

For the best results, freeze these cookies without icing. You can freeze the cookie dough on a baking sheet and then transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container. Then bake as normal. Also, you can freeze the cookies after baking and then ice after they have thawed out.

Frequently Asked Questions for these Apple Pies Cookies

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE APPLE DESSERTS HEALTHIER?

This recipe can be made with a gluten-free cake mix or a sugar free cake mix. Also, try a sugar free applesauce.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT CAKE MIX FLAVORS?

Of course, try using a butter cake mix or a spice cake mix.

CAN THIS APPLE PIE COOKIE RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, the next time you’re having a party try doubling it, or cut the recipe card in half for fewer cookies.

apple cinnamon cookies topped with frosting and a slice of apple, once cookie is clear in the center, the rest are blurred in the background

Expert Tips for Making This Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

  • Add Nuts: Try adding walnuts to the cookie dough for a little crunch to this great recipe.
  • Spice: Roll the balls in a cinnamon sugar mixture for a spicy treat.
  • Variation tip: Decorate with small pieces or slices of fresh apples, like a Granny Smith apple, or caramel chips.
  • Alternate ingredient: Try good stuff such as caramel drizzle sauce. The easiest way is to warm the Caramel sauce in a small bowl in the microwave and then drizzle on top.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: A great recipe to bake the cookies in the air fryer.
  • Dietary consideration tip: If needed, you can use low sugar ingredients to make these cookies, like no sugar apple filling.
  • Frosting: Try cream cheese frosting or your favorite frosting flavor for this apple recipes, or one made with vanilla extract.

What to Serve with Apple Pie Cookies

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Apple Pie Cookies

5 from 10 votes
This recipe for Apple Pie Cookies is perfect for any fall get together because they are quick and easy to bake. They're like mini apple pies.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup apple pie filling
  • 1 container icing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix ingredients together until combined. Do not overmix.
  • 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.
  • Spread icing on top of cookies.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Try adding walnuts to the cookie dough for a little crunch to this great recipe.
  • Spice: Roll the balls in a cinnamon sugar mixture for a spicy treat.
  • Variation tip: Decorate with small pieces or slices of fresh apples, like a Granny Smith apple, or caramel chips.
  • Alternate ingredient: Try good stuff such as caramel drizzle sauce. The easiest way is to warm the Caramel sauce in a small bowl in the microwave and then drizzle on top.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: A great recipe to bake the cookies in the air fryer.
  • Dietary consideration tip: If needed, you can use low sugar ingredients to make these cookies, like no sugar apple filling.
  • Frosting: Try cream cheese frosting or your favorite frosting flavor for this apple recipes, or one made with vanilla extract.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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