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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Dinner, then Dessert


  • 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


  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.