Dutch Apple Pie Cookies (with Video)

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Did you know that I have 10 Apple Pie Recipes on this site?! While I already have plans to add a couple more this year, I thought it would be fun to do something a little bit different with these Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

Dutch Apple Pie Cookies are a fun take on a traditional Dutch Apple Pie. They make a fun Thanksgiving cookie with three layers of melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness

Dutch Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

Last year was my first year making a Dutch Apple Pie and it was sooo much easier than trying to make the perfect lattice top with a traditional apple pie.

Plus, isn’t everything 200% better with a streusel topping?!

With my kitchen currently undergoing renovations I don’t have any plans to entertain anytime soon, but my daughter LOVES pie, so I thought it would be fun to surprise her with these cute little Dutch Apple Pies for dessert this week!

These Apple Cookies have a buttery pie crust bottom, filled with a sweet caramelized apple filling with plenty of cinnamon, and topped with a melt-in-your-mouth brown sugar and oat streusel.

Brown sugar streusel topping. Caramelized apple filling. And buttery pie crust bottom. These Dutch Apple Pie Cookies have it all!

These little cuties would be perfect for fall entertaining, or just a special lunch box treat. I wouldn’t hesitate to put them out for Thanksgiving, either!

Plus they are easy enough for the kids to help make. They would be so fun to make after going apple picking.

You can make them with a sugar cookie dough crust or a traditional pie crust – either way, they are absolutely mouth-watering. I took it easy and used a pre-made pie crust for this recipe but if you have a bit more time, I highly recommend my foolproof pie crust recipe.

Check out our quick recipe video to see just how easy these Dutch Apple Pie Cookies are to make – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your printable recipe card:

How to make Mini Dutch Apple Pie Cookies, a fun apple cookie perfect for fall!

Dutch Apple Pie Cookie Ingredients

Makes 2 1/2 dozen servings

Streusel Topping Ingredients:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: if you don’t have apple cider vinegar, feel free to substitute fresh lemon juice in it’s place.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Muffin Pans
  • Wooden spoon or spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Saucepan
  • 2″ circular cookie cutter
  • Cookie scoop

How to make Mini Dutch Apple Pie Cookies, a fun apple cookie perfect for fall!

How to Make Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the muffin tin by spraying the with baking spray. Set aside.

Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and cut out circles about 2 inches in diameter. (If you don’t have a cookie cutter this size, you can use a small mason jar lid.)

Gather and re-roll unused dough and cut additional circles, if needed

Peel, core and 

Prep the apples by peeling, coring, and finely dicing them then set them aside

Place the circles in the bottom of each muffin well

Using a medium saucepan, on medium heat add the apples, sugar, apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice), and corn starch.

Stir and continue to cook for about 15 minutes

The apples should soften slightly and the liquid should begin to thicken

Take off the heat

Add one tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of each pie dough

Streusel Topping Directions:

Add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, oats, and salt to a medium bowl and mix till combined

Add the melted butter and mix until all is combine

Top off each apple mix with a tablespoon of the streusel

Press topping down over the apples

Bake at 350 degrees for 17-19 minutes 

Remove from the oven but allow the cookies to cool in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes

Use a dull knife to gently remove the cookies from the tin

Transfer the cookies on a wire rack and drizzle with caramel sauce

Enjoy!

 

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Brown sugar streusel topping. Caramelized apple filling. And buttery pie crust bottom. These Dutch Apple Pie Cookies have it all!

Grab your free printable for our Dutch Apple Pie Cookie recipe:

Yield: 30 cookies

Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

All of the flavor of Dutch Apple Pie in an easy, delicious cookie form! These mini pies have a pie crust bottom, caramelized apple filling and crunchy streusel topping.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pie dough, refrigerated
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 baking apples
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Streusel Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prep the muffin tin by spraying the with baking spray
  3. Prep the apples by peeling, coring, and finely dicing them then set them aside
  4. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and cut out circles about 2 inches in diameter
  5. Gather and re-roll unused dough and cut additional circles, if needed
  6. Place the circles in the bottom of each muffin well
  7. Using a medium saucepan, on medium heat add the apples, sugar, lemon juice, and corn starch.
  8. Stir and continue to cook for about 5-19 minutes
  9. The apples should soften slightly and the liquid should begin to thicken
  10. Take off the heat
  11. Add one tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of each pie dough
  12. Streusel Topping Directions:
  13. Add the flour, brown sugar, sugar, oats, and salt to a medium bowl and mix till combined
  14. Add the melted butter and mix until all is combine
  15. Top off each apple mix with a tablespoon of the streusel
  16. Press topping down over the apples
  17. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-19 minutes
  18. Remove from the oven but allow the cookies to cool in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes
  19. Use a dull knife to gently remove the cookies from the tin
  20. Transfer the cookies on a wire rack and drizzle with caramel sauce
  21. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves these Dutch Apple Pie Cookies as much as my daughter did!

For more fun apple desserts, check out our Apple Rose Pie recipe or our Apple Pie Dessert Pizza.

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Dutch Apple Pie Cookies are a fun take on a traditional Dutch Apple Pie. They make a fun Thanksgiving cookie with three layers of melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness Brown sugar streusel topping. Caramelized apple filling. And buttery pie crust bottom. These Dutch Apple Pie Cookies have it all! Dutch Apple Pie Cookies are a fun take on a traditional Dutch Apple Pie. They make a fun Thanksgiving cookie with three layers of melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness How to make Mini Dutch Apple Pie Cookies, a fun apple cookie perfect for fall!

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