Fall is here, and it only means one thing: it’s Pie Season!!! Apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie. I love them all. If you’ve been following SweetExplorations, you know that, back in July, I came up with a concept for lattice pie cookies (check them out here if you haven’t already). Since you guys loved them as much as I did, I could not wait to make new versions. Today is apple pie! I love these apple pie cookies and they’re really easy to make so I hope you’ll love them too. Here is how to make them:

Apple Pie Cookies
 

makes 8 cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup apple butter

Instructions
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add all the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
  2. Roll out your dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  3. Unwrap your dough and cut out your cookies. Sandwich 2 tsp of apple butter between cookies and press to seal. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden color.

Let’s start by making our cookies.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add all the flour and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Roll out your dough between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 350°F:

To shape the cookies, I am using a fluted circle cutter. Start by cutting your cookies:

Spoon about 2 tsp of apple butter on a cookie:

Cover with another cookie and use the backside of your cookie cutter to seal the 2 cookies together:

Don’t be afraid to press. You really need to seal the edges together. Then, using the flat end of a wooden skewer, press along the edge to add a crimped crust design:

Finally, poke a couple of holes with the tip of a pairing knife:

Bake for 12 minutes and you’re done!

Enjoy!!!