Apple Pie Cookies
As I am sure you have seen on TikTok in the past few months, these delightful, bite-sized apple pie cookies are not only a visual treat but a scrumptious experience that blends the flavors of a classic apple pie into the convenience of a handheld cookie. They have been all over my for you page with other fall and Halloween-themed recipes. My girlfriend and roommates both sent me this recipe to make, so I knew we had to give it a try.
First, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice and set aside.
In a saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, water, and caramel. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
Let it boil for two minutes to thicken, and then fold in the apple pieces. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 5 minutes or until the apples are soft. Remove the apples from heat and allow them to cool.
Remove apples from caramel sauce. Cut apples into smaller pieces and combine again with caramel.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
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Lightly dust the work surface with flour and lay out one pie crust. Spread the caramel apple mixture onto the crust.
Cut the second pie crust into ½ inch strips and create a lattice over the top of the filling. Use a glass or cookie cutter to cut out individual cookies.
Spray with oil and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
The Viral TikTok Sensation
These apple pie cookies embody the essence of traditional apple pie but in a conveniently portable form. They contain a rich buttery pie crust encasing a sweet and spiced apple filling. I added some caramel to this mix to create a twist on the traditional apple pie.
The result is a mouthwatering, flaky pastry and tender, cinnamon-kissed apples that culminate in a symphony of flavors in every bite. These little apple pie cookies provide the perfect balance between the warmth of a freshly baked pie and the snackable convenience of a cookie.
The first recipe I saw was by Bridget Lucille.
Then, the apple pie cookies flooded my for you page with fall songs in the background. Especially this autumn, people are fully appreciating the essence of fall cooking. I have seen many recipes using seasonal ingredients that capture the spirit of fall.
Ease and Versatility of Making Apple Pie Cookies
Another key factor in these cookies’ popularity is the ease with which they can be recreated. All it takes is a few basic ingredients, some creativity, and a little patience.
While the classic apple filling is undeniably scrumptious, many home bakers have put their own spin on the recipe. Some incorporate caramel, nuts, or a drizzle of homemade glaze, adding new dimensions to the beloved classic. These little cookies would also work well with any other fruit or typical pie, making them a smaller, handheld treat.
As TikTok continues to showcase these delightful treats, these delicious caramel apple pie cookies have become a viral and fall-forward recipe. With their mouthwatering flavors and visual appeal, these apple pie cookies will surely be a hit at your next gathering or as a cozy treat for a night in.