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Mini Apple Pie Cookies

18 Apr

Each Monday, we attend a dinner and bible study and I usually bring dessert. I’m trying to branch out a little from the usual cake or cupcake routine, so this week I decided to find a recipe I could make with the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. I bought the mix at Christmas-time with thoughts that I would make and decorate sugar cookies, but if you read about our 2011 Holiday season, you’ll see that I did NOT have time for any extra anything! So tonight, thanks to BettyCrocker.com recipes, I got an idea for mini apple pie cookies. The original recipe can be found here, which is actually for Mini Pumpkin Pie cookies. I will be making those next fall for sure!

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Don’t those look awesome?? Yeah, I couldn’t resist attempting to make something similar because if you read my baking or cooking blogs, you know that it is impossible for me to follow a recipe 100%. So, I’ll tell you how I made my Mini Apple Pie Cookies. I mixed the bag of cookie mix as suggested, 1 stick of butter plus one egg. I then placed muffin cups into my muffin tin and put about 2 to 3 tablespoons of dough in the cups. Trying to press the dough into pie crust-like shapes was difficult, because the dough just stuck to my fingers. I baked the dough about 5-8 minutes in the oven at 350, until the edges were a little brown, but not fully cooked. I took them out of the oven, and added about 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of canned apple pie filling to each cup, kind of pressing a hole in the middle. I topped them with a little more dough, which I tried to make like a crumble, but just didn’t get right. That will be a future assignment. I popped them back in the oven for about 10 minutes or maybe more, until the dough on top looked done and the edges were golden brown.

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Although my version doesn’t look as pretty as the Betty Crocker website, I will say that the apple pie cookies were a hit. I was surprised at how good they tasted, and at the flavor combination. You were definitely eating a sugar cookie, but it also was like eating apple pie. All in all, a great, quick dessert (one hour total to make 18 cookies), the only downside is that NONE of it was from scratch.

What is your go-to dessert recipe? What new dessert have you made lately?

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1 Comment

Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Baking

 

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One response to “Mini Apple Pie Cookies

  1. Baker on the Rise

    April 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Yes, these look awesome :)

     

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