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 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.
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.
Dutch Apple Pie Cookie Ingredients
Makes 2 1/2 dozen servings
- 1 pie dough, refrigerated
- 3 Granny Smith apples
- 2 baking apples
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 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
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
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 2″ circular cookie cutter
- Cookie scoop
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 5-19 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
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I hope your family loves these Dutch Apple Pie Cookies as much as my daughter did!