Apple Cookies

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4.8 from 6 reviews

Simple apple cookies that are such a treat any time of the year. They are wonderful to enjoy with a cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk. Buttery, not too sweet and with bits of soft apple throughout the cookies, these cookies are great to enjoy at home or to pack in a lunchbox.


  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/41 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. (1 cup) butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 3 cups of finely chopped apples)
  • Powdered sugar, to dust the cookies


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, mix the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla and butter. Mix to combine.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the dough just until incorporated. The batter will be stiff.
  5. Cut the apples into very small cubes right before adding to the dough to prevent browning as much as possible. Add the apples and mix with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula to combine.
  6. Place heaping tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets. (A cookie scoop is great to use for shaping the cookie batter and dropping onto the baking sheet.)
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just beginning to brown around the edges. They will still be pale on top.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar. Store at room temperature for about 5 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.