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Apple Cinnamon Cookies

Happy National Apple Day to those of you in the UK! I love apples, and we happen to have a TON of apples in my kitchen. I’ve been itching to bake with them, and today is the perfect excuse! I was away this weekend in northern Pennsylvania. It was so beautiful and fall-y there that I’ve been dreaming of fall goodies to make. Then, I came back to New Jersey where we are experiencing a heat wave. =( Over 70 degrees at the end of October! I’m going to need to have a talk with this weather. To console myself, I started on my list of fall-inspired baked goods and I made these Apple Cinnamon Cookies.

I started with a basic snickerdoodle recipe, then added apples. There’s a lot of things I didn’t do that I wish I’d done, so I’m sure your cookies will look much better than mine. Please, do yourself a favor, and cook your apples before you add them to the dough. {I adjusted the recipe to reflect this.} Mine didn’t have enough apple flavor for my liking. Also, if you have it, I would recommend experimenting with apple sauce in your dough in place of some of the butter or eggs.

Apple Cinnamon Cookies

  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced {I know. It doesn’t seem like enough to me either, but it was perfect.}
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a saucepan, combine apples, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugars. Cook until liquid begins to boil. Let sit to cool and thicken.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and mix until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture in three parts. Gently fold in apple mixture.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.


Yum! If you tried it with applesauce, let me know how it comes out! What fall goodies are you baking?

P.S. You caught me. It is National Nut Day in America. But I don’t like nuts, and I will only eat peanut butter if I can douse it in sugar. Forgive me?