Apple Pie Cookie Cups

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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. 

Cookie cups with 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

Dixie Crystals Apple Pie Cookie Cups

Ingredients needed

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. 

Cookie cups

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

  1. 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. 
  2. Mix in cornstarch and water to help thicken up the apple mixture. Let the apples cool while making the cookie cups.
  3. Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar. Mix in vanilla and egg.
  4. Beat in dry ingredients until dough is formed. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.
  7. Fill each cup with apple pie mixture and serve.

Cookie dough in bowl and in muffin tin.

Recipe tips

  • 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. 

Cookie cups with apples on a plate

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*** I have an ongoing relationship with Dixie Crystals for recipe development. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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  1. These Apple Pie Cookie Cups are mouthwatering! I am so excited to make this for my family this coming weekend.

  2. Yes! All pies should come in bite-sized cups. I never eat a whole pie, but I would do my fair share to enjoy the little cookie cups!