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Stack of homemade fruity cookies on a brown napkin and beige burlap square. Pie Cookies may just be the perfect treat.
4.35 from 81 votes

Apple Pie Cookies

Apple Pie Cookies may just be the perfect treat.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 91kcal
Author Ginny McMeans


For the cookies:

  • ½ cup shortening, vegan and organic
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup apple - McIntosh, Granny Smith & Gala are great but use your favorite, peeled and chopped very fine or grated
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Cinnamon/sugar mixture:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


Mix the cookies:

  • With a hand mixer cream the sugar and shortening together for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the prepared egg substitute, vanilla and prepared apple.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Combine the dry mixture with the wet mixture and just blend.
  • Scoop into heaping tablespoons full and roll into balls.

Mix the cinnamon/sugar mixture:

  • Combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in a small bowl. Roll each ball in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Place on the parchment-covered baking sheet about 2" apart. Slightly flatten.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 12 minutes.
  • Do not over bake. They will be a little soft when they are removed from the oven but they will harden.
  • Remove to a rack to cool. The photo makes them look larger than they are in reality. They are about 2" in diameter.


    There are two times you can freeze these cookies.
  • Freeze the balls of raw dough. Then when you want to bake them defrost and bake as instructed above.
  • After they have cooled you may freeze them in any of the methods How to Freeze.
  • They defrost quickly so it really doesn’t take any planning. Just put them on a plate for an hour or so and take one whenever you like.


Serving: 2Cookies | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg