Apple Pie Cookies…I know it sounds a little odd. Is it a pie or a cookie? Well, it is a little bit of both, but to me it seems a little bit more of a pie than a cookie. That being said, there is still a cookie resemblance though. Don’t take my word for it, bake a batch of them yourself and see what you think.
Sydney and I love baking pies and cookies, so we found this recipe to be a lot of fun to make. Combining our love of both treats into one. What more could we ask for?
Apple Pie Cookies For Entertaining
Not only are these little gems delicious, but they are so very cute. They would be perfect for a wedding or baby shower. They would also be perfect for a brunch or luncheon. When you want a cookie or a pie that looks a little more elegant than usual, these Apple Pie Cookies will fill the bill. They make quite the statement.
We invited guests over for dinner and served these for dessert. They were a huge hit. We went a step further and put a couple of these Apple Pie Cookies over vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel drizzle. That took them from delicious to beyond amazing! Everyone loved them!
We are always a little nervous when we create something new and then taste test on company. Fortunately, this one came out perfectly and we didn’t have to do any redos! Our company thought we had been making them forever. They had no idea that they were guinea pigs. Shhh, don’t tell them!
How To Make Apple Pie Cookies
This recipe does take a bit of time. To speed it up some we decided to use refrigerated pie crust instead of homemade. If you have the time or just prefer pie crust made from scratch, please go ahead and use your favorite pie crust recipe. You will need enough pie crust as if you were making one pie, a top and a bottom. If you are using a refrigerated pie crust it comes with two crusts in the package.
Something we want to highlight is the caramel sauce. Do not use Hershey’s Caramel Syrup in the ice cream topping aisle. You want a caramel sauce. We like to use Torani’s Caramel Sauce.
Make sure to have some wax paper on hand. Because the filling in these cookies stays a little gooey, you will want to place wax paper between the layers when you are storing the leftovers (if there are any!).
Apple Pie Cookies
Pie Cookie Filling
- 3 large Honey Crisp Apples peeled and petite diced
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 package refrigerated pie crust
- 3/4 cup caramel sauce
- 1 extra large egg slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Pie Cookie Filling
- Peel and dice apples. Toss with lemon juice and set aside.
- In a medium sauce pan combine the cornstarch, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk constantly. Let boil for 2 minutes until thickened.
- Add in the peeled and diced apples. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes or until the apples are soft, but not mushy. Remove the pan from the heat, leaving the lid on, and set aside to cool.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Lightly flour your work surface. Roll out the two pie crusts so they are 1/8" thick.
- Spread caramel sauce evenly onto one of the pie crusts. Spread the previously cooked apple pie filling evenly over the caramel sauce (use as little or as much pie filling as you like, but keep in mind you can overfill the cookies).
- Cut the second pie crust into 1/2" strips and lay them over the pie filling to create a lattice pie crust for the top of the cookies.
- Using a round cookie or biscuit cutter (2.5 inches) cut out the cookies and place them on the prepared baking sheets.
- Slightly beat the egg with a fork and brush the tops of the cookies.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle generously over the tops of the cookies.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
- Let cool several minutes before serving. Pie filling will be very hot upon removing from oven!
These are truly worth the time and effort. If you want to give your friends and family a little something extra these are the perfect cookies to give them.
Your kitchen will smell amazing with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg wafting through the air! It will be hard to wait while they bake, but we promise it will be worth it when you take that first bite. So yummy!
Check out this recipe if you want to try your hand at making a traditional apple pie!
We hope you enjoy these Apple Pie Cookies as much as we do. Have a great day everyone!