Apple Crisp Cookies

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Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust.

Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!Apple Crisp Cookies combine two of my favorite desserts, Apple Crisp and Apple Pie in one delicious handheld treat. The best part is? Only a smaaaaaaaaaaall amount of apples, because you and I both know the best part of a crisp and a pie are the delicious, buttery, crispy shells!

A couple of years ago I came across some adorable Pinterest photos of Apple Pie Cookies, like with the cute crust and everything. It looked great and all but my favorite apple dessert is Apple Crisp as evidenced by my Double The Crisp Apple Crisp and Apple Crisp PieΒ recipes.

The best part about this recipe is that the topping is as equally easy as it is cute. You don’t have to worry about the cookies looking delicious, the crumble will take care of that for you and the bottoms brown nicely because of the pie crust. The inside is still delicious, chewy, moist and still has a hint of liquid filling. Think of this cookie as 80% crust and 20% apples. That’s my kind of apple dessert! πŸ˜‰

Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!
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Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!

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Apple Crisp Cookies

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  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. Just enough filling to make it feel healthy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (you can make half that recipe)
  • 5 Granny Smith apples , peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 10 tablespoons cold unsalted butter , diced

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add baking spray or grease regular muffin tin (you'll use it twice or spray two muffin tins).
  3. Cut 24 two inch circles out of your pie crust.
  4. If you need to gather your scraps and re-roll them to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Add the pie crust to the muffin tins.
  6. In a small saucepan add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and cornstarch.
  7. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the apples are softened and thickened.
  8. To make the crisp topping, add the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, oats and butter to a bowl and combine with either a hand mixer or pastry cutter.
  9. Add one tablespoon of apple filling to each muffin well.
  10. Add two tablespoons of the crumble topping on top.
  11. I give the tops a quick spray with canola oil, but it is totally up to you. I find it helps hold the topping together.
  12. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  13. Let cool completely before carefully removing.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 cookies, Amount per serving: calories

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Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!

Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!
Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!
Apple Crisp Cookies with a pie crust bottom, sweetened spiced apples and a brown sugar and oat crust. All the fun of crisps and pies with just enough filling to make you feel like you're being healthy!

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  1. what did I do wrong? My first question is how much flour was I suppose to add? The directions say add flour but it never states how much. Th first batch I did just as it said (guessing for the flour) and there was no way I could get them out. We ate them as pies. The second batch I switched from 1 tbsp filling and 2 tbsp crumble to 1 tsp filling and 1 tsp crumble, plus we lined the muffin tin with cupcake wrappers. They are cooling as we speak but I really want this concept to work for me. Any ideas what I did wrong?

    1. Yikes! So sorry about that, the flour line got deleted somehow. I usually am pretty good at catching when I accidentally delete something but I totally missed it there. I updated the recipe to reflect it. With the updated ingredients list you definitely shouldn’t need the liners anymore. I would still grease the pans though and wait a good ten minutes or so before trying to remove the cookies since you want the crust to cool. Again, so sorry about that mix up, I wish I could deliver you a batch of these cookies to make it up to you!

    1. Single layer in a covered container. If the pie crust bottom seems a bit soft, you can pop it in a toaster oven for just a few minutes on a low setting or in the oven for 5-6 minutes. When it cools the bottoms should be crisp again.

  2. How many cups (approximately) are five Granny Smith apples? It doesn’t say whether they’re large or medium size. Thank you.

  3. Just made these yesterday, and they are DELICIOUS! The only change I made was adding some roughly chopped roasted salted almonds to the crumble mixture, which…yum! They didn’t look anything like your photos, and I was stressing out about it at first. The crumble didn’t caramelize nearly as much as yours. I even left them in the oven for 45 minutes, then turned the broiler on to get the tops a little more brown. Anyway, it didn’t matter that they didn’t look like yours. The cookies were fantastic and everyone loved them. I think I love them even more this morning with my cup of coffee πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  4. I made this cookie for Christmas. Thank you so much, my family love them. I made them your way and I changed them another way by using sugar cookie mix. I used premade dough. I also used a bit more butter in the topping. Everyone loved both ways. I will be making these for years to come. Thank you again. Great recipe!!

  5. These were incredibly good. My son says they are his new favorite. They did not turn out like cookies at all though. They were more like little apple tarts that were about an inch thick. They also stuck to the muffin tin even though they were thoroughly greased. Any ideas. I will be making them again and trying to figure out how to make them more like your cookies.

    Rating: 5
    1. Could be the muffin tin. Sometimes if there is a residue built up it decreases non-stick power. Also, I would even suggest a silicone muffin pan. Those can help you gently remove the cookies/tarts without breaking them. Here is an inexpensive option: Silicon Muffin Tin

  6. Hello. I just found this recipe and my friend and Iwant to make it. Did anybody try making it in an ait fryer? That’s our aim.