You can enjoy the delicious taste of apple cookies or pies during any season of the year in any country. I think apples are universal fruit all over the world. As for me, I associate the taste with my grandmother, she always treated me with a classic apple pie.
Do you often wonder what unusual things can be made from apples? If you like apple pies and caramel flavor, you will certainly like these yummy, chewy apple pie cookies. The taste of caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon give our cookies a special flavor.
You will get 16 cookies according to our recipe. Unfortunately, the cookies will be eaten faster than you can bake it (ha-ha), so you can double the amounts of the ingredients.
FAQ ABOUT PERFECT APPLE PIE COOKIES
How do I bake the perfect cookie?
The recipe for this cookie looks difficult, but if you will follow the instruction you will bake the perfect cookies
What makes a cookie crispy?
There is butter in the pie crust recipe. Butter includes protein, which helps make cookies crispy.
How do you ship cookies and keep them fresh?
If you want to ship cookies, pack it when the cookies are completely cooled. Wrap cookies with foil or plastic wrap to keep them fresh. Then, fill the container with packing materials, transfer cookies to the container and close the lid tightly.
Why did my cookies come out flat?
Cookies can come out flat if you added a lot of water if you used water and butter at room temperature if you made a mistake in the measuring ingredients.
Preparation tips and tricks:
- You can use store-bought apple pie filling and pie crust.
- Make sure the apples are soft, but not mushy when preparing the filling. Cooking time depends on the variety of the apple being used.
- If the dough continues to crumble when you have added the full amount of water, add an additional tsp of water and pulse again.
Perfect Apple Pie Cookies
- For the filling:
- 3 apples (about 1 lb.);
- 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice;
- 3 tbsp sugar;
- 3 tbsp brown sugar;
- 3 tbsp corn starch;
- ½ tsp cinnamon;
- a dash of nutmeg;
- ¾ cup water.
- For the pie crust:
- 1 cup unsalted butter;
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour;
- 1 tsp sugar;
- 1 tsp salt;
- ¼ cup ice water.
- For the cookies:
- 1 ¾ cups apple pie filling;
- 1 cup caramel sauce;
- 1 egg;
- ¼ cup sugar;
- 1 tsp cinnamon.
- The filling:
- Peel the apples, cut into 8 slices each apple. In a bowl mix together sliced apples and lemon juice. Set aside.
- Mix sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water in a saucepan (or a pot) over medium heat. Boil for 2 mins whisking constantly.
- Add sliced apples into a saucepan, mix, and simmer for 10 mins covered. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Remove the chilled apples from the sauce, cut into small pieces.
- The pie crust:
- Chop butter into small, cubed pieces. Mix flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor add butter and pulse several times.
- Add 2 tbsp of water, pulse once or twice, and repeat with the remaining water. Try to pinch some of the crumbly dough together with your fingers. If it holds together - the dough is ready.
- Transfer the crumbly mixture to a clean surface and form two equal parts of pie crust dough, flatten and form two disks. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- The apple pie cookies:
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Roll out each piece of dough on a lightly dusted surface.
- Cut the first pie crust into ½ inch strips, set them aside
- Spread the caramel sauce over the second pie crust, then spread chopped apples evenly. Create a lattice top with ½ inch strips of pastry
- Cut out the apple pie cookies using a round cookie cutter (about 2 ½ inch). Transfer them onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Brush each cookie with a lightly beaten egg, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-30 mins until golden brown.