Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

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Introducing our recipe for Apple Pie Cookies, where the comforting flavors of traditional apple pie meet the chewy, bite-sized convenience of cookies!

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Drizzled with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt, these cookies are a delightful treat that captures the essence of autumn in every bite.

Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on this delicious apple pie cookie recipe. Perfect for fall festivities or the holiday season, these little bites of heaven are a must-try!

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Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies are a seasonal treat that turns the goodness of a Classic Apple Pie Recipe into cookie form.

Just imagine a mini apple pies transformed into chewy, golden brown cookies oozing with caramel sauce—YUM!

These apple cookies are versatile and perfect for a variety of settings.

They’re a great choice when hosting a fall dinner party, serve them with a simple store-bought scoop of vanilla ice cream on top—or go the extra mile and make our no-churn Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

Why not enjoy them with a hot beverage while sat around a campfire? Try our decadent White Chocolate Mocha Recipe, Vanilla Chai Latte, or Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider.

From Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, or just because, these delicious apple pie cookies fit the bill!

How to Make Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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Ingredients Needed For Apple Pie Cookies

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients for Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

How Do I Make Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies?

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Number of Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Step 1 – Make Pie Filling: To make the homemade apple pie filling, place the chopped apples, sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a medium saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Stir to combine and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, or until the apple pieces have softened.

Make a slurry in a small bowl with cornstarch and water and pour it into the pan. Stir to combine, and continue to stir for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.

Apple Pie Filling in Pan

Step 2 – Preheat and Prep: Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and set it aside.

Step 3 – Prepare Wet Ingredients: To make the cookie dough, use an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to cream the butter and sugars on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 4 – Prepare Dry Ingredients: Sift or whisk the flour, cake flour, apple pie spice, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Step 5 – Make Cookie Dough: Add the dry ingredients and the caramel bits to the wet ingredients and mix to combine.

Step 6 – Form Cookies: Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out portions of dough, approximately 3½oz/100g. Roll the dough into balls, then flatten them into thin disks.

Use a small cookie scoop to add a scoop of the sweet apple pie filling to the center of half of the flattened dough balls.

Place the other halves of flattened cookie dough on top of the apple-filled ones and roll them together to form dough balls.

Cookie Dough Balls on Baking Sheet

Step 7 – Bake Cookies: Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until the dough is just set and no longer shiny.

Remove the cookies from the oven and leave to cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 8 – Season and Serve: Drizzle the cooled cookies with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt. Enjoy!

The Best Caramel Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

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Recipe Tips

  • For best results, use fresh apples, not canned.
  • Ensure the cookie dough balls are sealed well to prevent the apple filling from leaking.
  • For an added bonus, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top before baking for an extra flavor kick.

Storing Leftovers & Freezing

  • Storing Leftovers:
    • Cool (within 1-2 hours), transfer to an airtight container, and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.
    • Thaw at room temperature before serving.
  • Freezing Instructions:
    • For longer storage, freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then transfer to an airtight container.
    • Label with the dish’s name, thawing/reheating instructions, and the date to keep track of your food storage.
    • Store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
    • Thaw the cookies at room temperature before serving.
  • With all leftovers, ensure the food looks and smells okay before consuming.
  • You can always consult the Food Standards Agency in your country for the most up-to-date advice on storing and freezing foods: Food Standards Agency (UK) | Food Safety (USA).

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Caramel Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies

Michelle Ordever
These Caramel Apple Pie Cookies are a fall delight! Easy to make and filled with the comforting flavors of apple pie, they're perfect for any autumn gathering.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 547 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Apple Pie Filling

  • 4 medium gala apples core removed and diced
  • cup white sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

For the Slurry

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp water

For the Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plain flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup caramel bits

For Garnish

  • Caramel sauce
  • Sea salt

Instructions
 

  • To make the apple pie filling, place the apples, sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a medium saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Stir to combine and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, or until the apples have softened. Make a slurry in a small bowl with cornstarch and water and pour it into the pan. Stir to combine, and continue to stir for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas 6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and set it aside.
  • To make the cookie dough, use an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to cream the butter and sugars on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Sift or whisk the flour, cake flour, apple pie spice, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt into a large bowl.
  • Add the dry ingredients and the caramel bits to the wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  • Use a large ice cream scoop to scoop out portions of dough, approximately 3½oz/100g. Roll the dough into balls, then flatten them into thin disks. Use a small ice cream scoop to add a scoop of apple pie filling to the center of half of the flattened dough balls. Place the other halves of flattened cookie dough on top of the apple-filled ones and roll them together to form dough balls.
  • Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until the dough is just set and no longer shiny. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Drizzle the cooled cookies with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 366mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 49g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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