Apple Pie Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze are thick and soft cookies — almost cake-like — with sweet ribbons of icing drizzled alllll over the tops. Cookies that taste like pie? Sign me up!
So we have cookies, pie, and cake all rolled into one?! Sort of! These cookies have the fab flavor of apple pie (the cinnamon glaze takes them over the top), but they’re soft and more cake-like than a chewy or crispy cookie. They’re a dessert bonanza!
If you’re into apple pie-inspired dessert, try my Apple-Cranberry Pie Baked Apples. Not only are they adorable, but they give you all that pie goodness with a healthier twist.
I’ve been pretty obsessed with another apple pie cookie from a local bakery. Their cookies are vegan and they’re thick and rich and chewier than mine.
I had one before lunch at a café the other day, and went back to the counter for another after my meal! Ya know? Research.
Honestly, I think my Apple Pie Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze taste more like apple pie than my café favorite. But theirs have something special tucked inside that I couldn’t duplicate.
That’s okay, though. It gives me something to look forward to when I’m out and about!
I usually love cookies chock full of goodies, like these Loaded Pumpkin Harvest Cookies, but these Apple Pie Cookies are pretty simple when it comes to ingredients. And in this case, simple is deeeeee-licious!
As good as these cookies are as-is, I’m already dreaming up things to add to the mix the next time I make them: oatmeal, pecans, carrots. I could go on!
Apple Pie Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze
I wanted to make these cookies soft and thick and did a little poking around for a few tips and tricks to help. I found some great ideas on the Bob’s Red Mill site.
My Apple Pie Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze are one of those simple cookies that can easily turn into a favorite. Sort of like these Cinnamon Pretzel Crunch Sugar Cookies. You get the simplicity of a sugar cookie with a little something extra for kicks!
If you’re into delicious, thick, and soft cookies (and you love apple pie, too), you’ll swoon over these Apple Pie Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze. Make a batch today!
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Makes 18 cookies
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 small-medium apple (1 cup), peeled and diced
- 1 cup powered sugar, sifted
- 1-2 tablespoons milk, more or less to desired consistency
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- Add the shortening and brown sugar to a stand mixer and blend on medium for a few minutes until combined. Scrape down the sides with a spatula.
- Add egg yolks and blend until combined, then add the honey and vanilla.
- A little at a time, add the flour mixture and blend until well mixed. Scrape down the side if needed and continue to blend for a few moments.
- Stir in the apple pieces. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking pans with parchment paper. Scoop out one tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Place on the baking pans about two inches apart.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until just golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the pans for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- Add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine until smooth. Add more powdered sugar for a thicker glaze, or a bit more milk for a thinner glaze.
- When the cookies are completely cool, use a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the cookies.