Apple Pie Cinnamon Cookies

5 from 2 votes

Take your apple pie on the go!

Our delectable apple pie cinnamon cookies put a pretty new twist on this classic dessert! Plus, you get to enjoy all of the warm flavors you love, in a smaller and healthier portion. While this dessert is a wonderful way to end any fall or winter evening, it’s the perfect treat to impress your holiday party guests, as well!

Cookies with a Classic Apple Pie Flavor (and Texture)

These delectable cookies are the perfect new way to enjoy aple pie!

Nothing welcomes the holiday season better than a warm slice of apple pie. But there are a million apple pie recipes out there, right? With this in mind, we’ve created an apple pie-themed cookie to switch things up. This delightful recipe adds a warm and satisfying cinnamon-apple filling to little circles made of buttery, flaky pie crust. 

A Cleaner Cookie

Our simple apple pie cinnamon cookies are easy to make and totally delicious!

We’re always trying to make things healthier, even dessert! For these apple pie cinnamon cookies, we kept things simple with just seven basic ingredients. We chose to use ingredients like coconut sugar and whole-wheat pie crusts to ensure this treat won’t wreak havoc on your diet. Making simple swaps like that will provide you with more nutrients (compared to white sugar and white flour pie crusts.)

Making Our Apple Pie Cinnamon Cookies

We made these cookies with healthier ingredients that you can feel good about!

There are a few steps involved in making these apple pie cinnamon cookies, but trust us, they’re well worth the effort! Begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Then, remove the pie crusts from the fridge so they can soften up a bit while you make the apple mixture. 

Grab a skillet and heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the peeled and sliced apples and cook them for about five minutes, stirring often. Then, add the sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Cook this mixture for an additional five minutes, continuing to stir often. Remove the apples from the heat and set aside to cool while you work on the cookie pie crusts!

Unroll the pie crusts onto a flat surface. Using a circle cutter, cut about fourteen circles out of one crust. You can re-roll the scraps to make more circles if desired. Once you have all your circles, you can cut the second crust into strips about ¼-inch wide.

Place one heaping tablespoon of pie filling on each circle. You may have some leftover, so feel free to go back and add a little extra to each circle. Place the pastry strips on top and weave them together to create a lattice or crisscross pattern. Using the same circle cutter from earlier, cut away any excess dough on the edges. Then, use a fork and press around the edges to seal the dough pieces together and create a “crust”.

Finally, brush the tops of each cookie with the egg white (this will get them nice and golden brown) and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes or until they’re lightly browned on top. We like serving these cookies hot, but they taste just as yummy cold! Store the cookies in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

5 from 2 votes

Apple Pie Cinnamon Cookies

These delightful pie cookies are sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering.
Yield 14 people
Serving Size 1 cookie
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 apples large (any variety), peeled and sliced into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 whole-wheat pie crusts 9 inch (pre-made will work great!)
  • 1 egg white lightly beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the apples and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Remove pie crusts and let sit for about 15 minutes to allow the crust to soften. Unroll the crusts onto a flat surface. Using a circle cutter, (about 2.75 inches in diameter) cut circles out of one crust, about 14 circles. You can re-roll the scraps to make more circles if desired. Cut the second crust into strips about 1/4 inch wide.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of pie filling on each circle (you may have some leftover). Place the strips of pastry on top and weave them on top of each circle to create a lattice or crisscross pattern. Using the same circle cutter used earlier, cut away any excess dough on the edges. Last, use a fork and press the tongs around the edges to seal the dough pieces together and create a "crust".
  • Brush the tops of each cookie with the egg white and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve warm or cold, store refrigerated in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Christmas, dairy-free, Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian

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If you loved these apple pie cinnamon cookies, you might also like to try this Gluten-Free Apple Crumble!

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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