Soft and Chewy Apple Spice Cookies


We’re goin there.

These little beauties are a vital part of my fall experience.

I have fond memories of trips to the apple orchard to pick apples, choose our pumpkins for Halloween then make applesauce with Grandma once we got our loot home.

Yeah.  That was my real life. It has been a good one.

So obviously I obsessed over apple picking this year until we made it happen.

This time I tried something new…apple cookies!


So much love.

These are officially part of the fall/apple/baking tradition I hold so dear.

They’re so soft they just melt in your mouth and they’re bursting at the seams with apple apple apple!

(Side note: Daniel doesn’t like cooked apples…he actually generally doesn’t like apples much…but he liked these cookies.  Win.)

((Who doesn’t like apples…what is that?))

(((I love you, Daniel…)))

Maple is MADE for apples and this maple glaze is delicious but honestly…they didn’t even need it.

Apples have this on lock.  Maple or not.

And so…let us cookie.

Start with some chopped apples!


butter + sugar + egg + milk

+ flour of course…also spices…

= super soft, fragrant dough!

Now for the coup de gras!

A little apple folding…

A little action shot…

What can I say? It’s pretty exciting around here. Look at all that action!

Also…check out this apple to dough ratio

I feel weird calling it dough.

It’s somewhere between batter and dough.


Nope. Didn’t work.

Either way..super soft dough takes a sweet tropical vacay in my oven and comes back tanned and beautiful

Looks like they remembered their sunscreen!

Ignore that rogue smudge from some doofus piling these on top of each other.


((I’m telling you…they’re really soft.))

A drizzle of maple glaze, a nice cold glass of milk, a sunshiney day…

What more could you possibly ask for?

Oh yeah…

Some fellow apple lovers!

(except that good lookin one on the left…he’s more of an apple tolerater)

❤ Enjoy!

Apple Cookies

Recipe from Maple-Glazed Apple Cookies

For the cookies:
½ cup butter, softened (4 oz or one stick)
1 cup packed brown sugar (we had dark…light works too)
¼ cup milk
2 cups flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chopped apple
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2-3 tablespoons milk1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until well combines
3. Add egg and milk; stir to combine.
4. Add remaining dry ingredients (except apple) and stir just until combined.
5. Gently fold in the apples.  Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.
6. Bake for about 10-12 min or until tops don’t look wet anymore
7. To make the glaze, whisk together all glaze ingredients in a small bowl. When the cookies have cooled for a few minutes, drizzle each cookie with glaze.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen.



Filed under Dessert, Uncategorized

8 responses to “Soft and Chewy Apple Spice Cookies

  1. Eman

    Hello Ellen,

    I really enjoy receiving your posts. You can just imagine that this week have been heaven, two in one week! Great recipes, fabulous presentation. You are absolutely amazing! Please keep them coming.

  2. ErikaC

    These cookies are awesome!!!! I made them this weekend and added pecans to the recipe, and it was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! Thank you!!

  3. Love the fonts you use on the photos!!

    Can I please request that you make the RSS feed full and not just a snippet so I can read your whole posts in Google Reader? 🙂

  4. Makayla

    Oh my gosh! These are amazing! But I substituted some of the ingredients to make a healthier version. What I did was I used 1 cup of oat flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, half a cup of plain yogurt (instead if butter) and since I didn’t have brown sugar on hand, I used half a cup of white flour and 2Tbs of honey. And instead of the milk, I added in 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk. I also added in some chopped pecans. I’m so happy I found this recipe. Will be making this again!:)

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