If you are a fan of apple pie, you will love these Apple Pie Cookie Cups! Made with a cinnamon sugar cookie dough that is baked and formed into a cup and filled with a simple but delicious apple pie filling.
There is something so warm and comforting about an apple pie but sometimes you just don’t feel like making a big pie.
That’s where this amazing cookie cup recipe enters. Cute, individual apple pies that use a sugar cookie crust and cinnamon apple filling.
I am sharing this cookie cup recipe at Dixie Crystals. For full ingredient list and directions, click on
Apple pie filling
Apples – Use a firm apple like what you would use for baking. I like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp.
Lemon juice – This adds a little acidity and helps keep the apples fresh.
Butter, cinnamon and nutmeg
Sugar – Use granulated sugar like Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar.
Cornstarch – This helps thicken the sauce.
Granulated sugar and brown sugar
Butter, vanilla extract, and egg
All-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch
How to make apple pie cookie cups
Find the full ingredients and instructions at Dixie Crystals.
- Start by making the cookie apple filling. Stir diced apples in with melted butter in a skillet over medium heat. Mix in spices, water and sugar. Stir for about 5 minutes or until apples start to soften.
- Mix in cornstarch and water to help thicken up the apple mixture. Let the apples cool while making the cookie cups.
- Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar. Mix in vanilla and egg.
- Beat in dry ingredients until dough is formed.
- Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray. Roll dough into 2-inch balls and place in each muffin cup. Press dough down to make a cup. Use the back of a spoon to help make a well.
- Bake cookies at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes. Use the back of a spoon of small glass to push down the well to form cookie cup.
- Fill each cup with apple pie mixture and serve.
- Make sure to dice the apples small. Feel free to leave the skin on if you prefer.
- Let the butter soften at room temperature before making cookie dough.
- I find using the back of a cookie scoop, small glass or end of a wooden spoon helps to form well in cookie cup.
- Serve on their own with with a dollop of whipped cream or even a drizzle of caramel or butterscotch sauce.
How to store
These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
If you would like to freeze them, freeze just the cookie cups in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.
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- Lemon butterball cookies – Melt in your mouth, lemon flavored cookies.
- Sour cream cookies – Soft, sugar cookies with a simple frosting.
- Eggnog cookie cups – Sugar cookie cups filled with a creamy eggnog pudding.
*** I have an ongoing relationship with Dixie Crystals for recipe development. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.