Apple Crisp Cookies – Experience the combination of apple crisp and cookies, with our Apple Crisp Cookies. These cookies are an addition to any dessert table blending the tanginess of Granny Smith apples with a crumbly topping. Made with apples, cinnamon, and a buttery crumble they are a must-try for all apple dessert lovers.
The first time I baked these Apple Crisp Cookies was on an autumn evening. As the comforting scent of cinnamon and apples filled our home my husband and child eagerly awaited their taste. Their faces lit up upon taking the bite and since then it has become a beloved family favorite. These cookies go beyond being a dessert; they offer warmth and joy in every cookie-shaped embrace.
What makes these Apple Crisp Cookies truly special?
Our Apple Crisp Cookies are a treat that flawlessly combines the flavors of fall with the convenience of a cookie. They strike the balance between tart Granny Smith apples and a sweet buttery crumb topping. These cookies are incredibly versatile and suitable for occasions. From being a comforting family snack to becoming a dessert at holiday gatherings. What makes them more appealing is their preparation process which allows even beginner bakers to impress. Whether you opt for a pie crust made with love, at home or a store-bought one, for the sake of convenience these cookies are bound to delight everyone. They bring together a blend of flavors and textures in each mouthwatering bite.
What You Need To Make This Apple Crisp Cookies Recipe?
Pie Crust: Whether it’s a family recipe or a reliable store-bought option the pie crust serves as the foundation, for our cookies. It’s like a canvas where you can add your touch by sprinkling a bit of cinnamon or sugar.
Granny Smith Apples: These apples are the heart and soul of our recipe. Their tanginess blends with the topping and adds a delightful crunch. Remember, finely dicing them will create a texture in every bite.
Granulated Sugar: This sugar does more than just sweeten things up. It plays a role in drawing out the juices from the apples resulting in a luscious and caramelized filling.
Cinnamon: There’s something truly enchanting about cinnamon. It feels like an embrace in spice form adding depth and warmth, to our apple mixture.
Lemon Juice: A small amount of lemon juice goes a long way. It acts as a twist that brightens up the apple flavor while preventing the filling from becoming overly sweet.
Cornstarch: Consider cornstarch as the hero working behind the scenes to thicken our apple filling to the right consistency ensuring it nestles perfectly into our cookie crusts.
All Purpose Flour & Rolled Oats: When combined they create a topping that complements our pie perfectly. The flour provides a structure while the oats lend a chewiness and a rustic touch.
Light Brown Sugar: Its rich molasses-like flavor adds depth that regular sugar simply can’t match, giving our crumble topping a caramelized appearance.
Kosher Salt: a pinch enhances and balances the sweetness giving our cookies that irresistible quality where you can’t stop at one.
Unsalted Butter: Cold and diced it holds our crumble topping together creating those clumps of buttery goodness that we all adore.
Steps To Make Apple Crisp Cookies:
Step 1: To kickstart your cookie adventure start by preheating your oven to 350°F. It’s, like giving your cookies an embrace even before they begin to bake.
Step 2: Get hold of your muffin tin – this is where the magic happens. Show it some love with a spritz of baking spray or a light greasing. If you’re planning on making a batch consider using two tins for double the delight.
Step 3: Now comes the time to roll out your pie crust. Picture it as unrolling a carpet for your Apple stars. Aim for 24 circles each measuring 2 inches in diameter. If the dough becomes stubborn and you have some leftovers simply bring it together again. Roll it out more.
Step 4: Gently position each crust to circle into the wells of the muffin tin. This is where they will transform into vessels for our apple filling.
Step 5: Apple Filling; let’s create some magic in a saucepan. Combine apples, sugar, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a dash of lemon juice, and cornstarch in the pan. Cook this blend over medium heat until the apples become tender and the mixture thickens – it’s, like watching an enchanting love story unfold in your pan.
Step 6: In a bowl, it’s time to prepare the crumble topping. Take some flour sugars, a pinch of salt rolled oats, and cold butter. Combine them until you achieve a texture that’s both crumbly and delightful. This is what gives your cookie its crowning touch!
Step 7: Using a tablespoon spoon the apple mixture into each well of the tin lined with crusts. Then generously sprinkle two tablespoons of the crumble topping over each one. It’s, like tucking the apples in under a buttery blanket.
Step 8: If you prefer your crumble to have cohesion lightly misting the top with canola oil does the trick. However, remember that this is your masterpiece so feel free to skip this step if you’d like.
Step 9: Place your muffin tin in the oven. Allow the cookies to bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Look for a top that resembles a sun-kissed morning.
Step 10: Patience is key here. Once they are, out of the oven let them cool off completely while still in the tin. This is when they come together and become their cookie selves.
Step 11: Now comes the moment of truth – carefully lift each cookie out. They are treasures.
To enhance the apple taste in your Apple Crisp Cookies you might want to sauté the Granny Smith apples with butter before adding the other filling ingredients. This additional step brings out the sugars in the apples making their flavor more intense and adding a depth that cannot be achieved by cooking them with sugar and spices. The buttery and caramelized apples will give your cookies a richness making each bite an enjoyable and flavorful experience. Remember it’s these details that transform a recipe into an outstanding one!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of apple?
Certainly, feel free to explore the varieties of apples that you prefer. However, do keep in mind that the texture and level of sweetness may vary.
How long do these cookies stay fresh?
For the best taste, it is recommended to enjoy them within 2 to 3 days. However if stored in an airtight container they can remain fresh for, up to a week.
Can I freeze these cookies?
Absolutely! Just make sure to wrap them and they can be safely frozen for, up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve them let them thaw at room temperature before enjoying.
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