Give someone who goes above and beyond in your life a thank you with these tasty Soft and Chewy Apple Pie Cookies. This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. I am partnering with them today to bring this recipe.
My daughter and I have a yearly tradition– baking cookies for others. We make small treat baskets for neighbors and various teachers, and we always include a tasty cookie variety. While the holidays are a festive time, there are many people who find the holidays difficult due to the loss of a loved one or due to personal issues, and this is our way of hopefully bringing a smile to their faces and a sweet treat to their tummies.
Apple pie is one of my favorite holiday flavors, but apple pie itself is not necessarily so easy to pack and gift. Without making dozens of pies, these Soft and Chewy Apple Pie Cookies fit the niche on apple pie taste in a more portable package.
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Soft and Chewy Apple Pie Cookies Ingredients:
- 2 small Gala Apples
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All-Pupose Organic Flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Pink Himalayan sea salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup shortening
- For cookie coating: (4) tablespoons sugar, (2) teaspoons apple pie spice
Steps to Make the Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350.
Shred the apples into fine pieces. I used a grater for this. If using a grater, use the largest grating surface. The apple slices will turn to mush if the apple is ran over the tiny grating surface.
Mix the sugar and shortening until they form a creamy combination.
Mix in the apple pieces, vanilla, and egg. Stir in the flour, Pink Himalayan sea salt, and baking powder. If the batter is too soft, add more flour (a Tablespoon at a time) until the desired consistency is reached. Note that the moisture from the apples will make this batter a softer batter than traditional cookies.
Set this mixture aside.
Stir together the cookie coating ingredients.
Roll the batter into 1″ balls, then roll them in the cookie coating mixture before placing them on a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. The cookies should be “set” but not hard. Overcooking the cookies will turn them into “snaps” rather than soft and chewy cookies.
Do you have a go-to recipe for baking goodies for others? What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill.
Sounds so yummy! Definitely making these!!
I had to hide them in order to take them anywhere! The whole family love them, and they make the house smell marvelous!
These sound amazing!
I would love to make these, my youngest is the baker in our house so I need to share this recipe with her. We love apples and I must say I’ve never made apple pie cookies before, they look delicious!
Wow, these cookies sound delicious! I love Bobs Red Mill flours and products!
Joely Smith says
We love using Bob’s Red Mill products! My daughter swears by the almond flour for her macarons! This recipe looks so good! I will try it!
Censie Sawyer says
These look so good. I love chewy cookies – my favorite! I have never thought of making apple pie cookies but now I want to try these. YUM! What a perfect fall recipe.
Wow, glad I found this recipe. Been thinking of what to give during the holidays and I want some baked goodies to give. I want something out of my effort so I guess this will be perfect.
Karlyn Cruz says
Oh yay! My best friend is always looking for gluten-free anything and I love that there’s actually a gluten-free flour! I can’t wait to try this. There are so many possibilities now! Maybe I’ll start with these chewy cookies!
Aileen Adalid says
Oh my goodness, this looks so good! I haven’t had the chance to make apple pie cookies and they sure look like a treat! Thanks for sharing this with us; I’ll be trying my hands on them.
Haven’t bought shortening in years. Can Apple sauce or butter be used in the place of shortening?
I haven’t tried them with applesauce or butter to say for certain. You could certainly try to replace, but they may have a different consistency. I would try softened butter over applesauce first.