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Apple Pie Cookies

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All the flavor of an apple pie done in cookie form.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST:
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, Chilled And Cut Into 1" Pieces
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ¼ cups Ice Water
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • ¼ cups Sugar Plus Extra For Sprinkling On The Top Of The Cookies
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 dash Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 whole Apple (of Your Choice), Peeled, Cored And Cut Into Quarters

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

For the crust:
Combine the butter, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a food processor with a steel blade and pulse just until it resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly pour in the ice water and pulse just until combined and a dough ball forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

When the dough has chilled, roll it out on a well floured surface until it’s quite thin. Using a round cutter, cut out an equal number of circles. You can re-roll the scraps to use up all the dough. The number of circles you get will depend on your size cutter but I used a 3 1/2″ cutter and got about 10 circles.

For the filling:
In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Slice each apple quarter as thinly as you can and place 2 or 3 slices on half of your dough circles. Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of the sugar/cinnamon mixture over the apple slices and top each filled circle with another empty dough circle. Using a fork, crimp the edges of the dough so that the filling doesn’t run out. Using a sharp knife carefully cut a crisscross slit across the top crust only. Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle the tops of the cookies with a tablespoon of additional sugar, if desired, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden brown.

Inspiration came from Smitten Kitchen.

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hartfield1 on 10.28.2013

I made these and loved every bite. I added more apples and more cinnamon sugar on top. This is the first time making a dough in the food processor with great success! This butter pie dough recipe will be the one I use for all my pies this holiday baking season.

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Sara on 9.24.2013

Thank you for this dellish recipe! i made them this week… the outside tastes like shortbread cookies and the inside is just plain yummy!!!! Happy New Year

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purrfectionist on 11.9.2013

I made these last night. The comments were right on – the outside of the cookie was a great texture and had a nice light buttery flavor. The filling had a good taste too – next time I’ll try to stuff in more apples!

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