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Apple Pie Cookies

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These delicious apple pie cookies are made with a boxed cake mix! They're super simple, indulgent, and great for sharing.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Featured image showing the finished apple pie cookies with green apple slices for garnish ready to serve.

These delicious apple pie cookies are made with a boxed cake mix! They’re super simple, indulgent, and great for sharing.

Try out this simple recipe for cake mix apple pie cookies today. The simpler the better, right?! This recipe for apple pie cookies uses only four ingredients to make some of the most moist and tasty cookies ever!

You didn’t read that wrong, just four ingredients. That’s less than you’d need to make an actual cake from that boxed cake mix. Once you start repurposing cake mixes into other, more delicious, desserts you won’t want to stop. Try out things like banana bread, snickerdoodle cupcakes, and even donuts!

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Pin showing the finished apple pie cookies ready to serve with title in green blocks at the top.

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!

You also don’t have to worry about gathering up the ingredients to make the cake as it shows on the box. We will be using just a few simple ingredients to prepare this mix to make it into some delicious apple pie cookies.

Featured image showing the finished apple pie cookies with green apple slices for garnish ready to serve.

Once you see how easy it is to make these cookies you will never want to make them any other way. Cake mix cookies are the best! They come out perfectly moist and soft every time!

These iced apple pie cookies are even more indulgent and we’ll be using canned icing so there’s no need to fret over getting out the ingredients for icing. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to whip up a super tasty dessert without making a huge mess in the kitchen.

If you have little ones who like to help in the kitchen, this is a great cookie recipe for them to help prepare. The end result is delicious and there’s not too much to do, even little hands can manage some of the steps!

A close up of the finished apple pie cookies ready to eat.

Kitchen Essentials for Cake Mix Cookies:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

A bunch of the finished cookies ready to eat.

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make apple pie cookies at home:

This recipe starts with a boxed cake mix and some canned frosting / icing. You’ll also need some apple sauce and some apple pie filling.

That’s it. That’s the full list of ingredients. Of course you can find the amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post but COME ON. How easy is that?! Just four simple ingredients that are all really easy to keep on hand.

A top down look at the finished cookies ready to share.

If you ever have kids that run home and yell “I need a baked good for school tomorrow” now you know what recipe to reach for! I also really enjoy that I can make these in no time and have a sweet treat even during those busy weeknights.

How to make iced apple pie cookies:

The only thing less complicated than that list of ingredients is the instructions. Honestly you will be shocked that you didn’t try making cookies like this before. It’s such a simple way to turn a regular old boxed cake mix into something fabulous.

Preheat oven to 350

Mix ingredients together until combined. Do not over mix

Close up view of an iced apple pie cake mix cookie ready to eat.

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

Another look at the finished apple pie cookies garnished with thin slices of green apple.

Let cool on baking tray for 10 minutes

Spread icing on top of cookies

Finished recipe ready to be shared.

You can garnish with a thin slice of green apple if you like! It makes them look even more adorable but is totally unnecessary if you don’t want the extra hassle.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

A batch of the finished apple pie cookies made with cake mix ready to share.

Try out Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesred velvet cake mix cookieslemon cake mix cookies, and even cream soda cake mix cupcakes!

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Printable Apple Pie Cake Mix Cookies Recipe:

Featured image showing the finished apple pie cookies with green apple slices for garnish ready to serve.

Apple Pie Cookies

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These delicious apple pie cookies are made with a boxed cake mix! They're super simple, indulgent, and great for sharing.
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Servings: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

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

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
  • Spread icing on top of cookies

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 165mg | Sugar: 13g

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