Try Some Bite-Size Apple Bliss

applepie_headerApple pie is a real treat during this time of year, as warm, cinnamon-tinged thick pie filling envelops chunks of apples for a true taste of the holidays. Now you can enjoy this experience as a cookie! With real fruit and heavenly sweet flavor, this tasty take on pie will be the apple of your eye!

Servings: 24 cookies


Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-ounce) container refrigerated pie dough roll
  • 5 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1⅛ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and cut out 2-inch circles until all the dough is used. Place one circle into each well of a nonstick cupcake pan.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the apples, ¼ cup granulated sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, until apples have softened and the juices start to thicken. Remove from heat, and add 1 tablespoon of the mixture to each pan well.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, and mix well; add a generous tablespoon of this mixture to each pan well, and gently
    press down.
  4. Bake for 17-19 minutes, and let cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Cookies are a traditional favorite of the holiday season, but they’re just one of many treats that can adorn the holiday table. Try your hand at this recipe, and let us know what you think!