Apple Pie meets cookie. This buttery melt in your mouth Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie Recipe is the perfect Fall treat.
Place apples,lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender. * Cook time may vary depending on apple variety.
Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water and mix to dissolve. Stir into apple mixture and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
Cream butter and granulated sugar with a mixer until pale and fluffy. Add yolks and vanilla, and beat for 1 minute. Reduce speed to low, and beat in flour and salt until combined.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Press finger or thumb into center of each dough ball to make an indentation.
Fill about 1 teaspoon of Apple Pie Filling in each cookie. Place tray in fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge and bake for 12-15 minutes on center rack of oven.
Remove from oven and let cool for 3 minutes.
Use a spatula to remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack and cool completely.
One cooled top with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Store bought or homemade recipe can be used. Click here for my homemade Salted Caramel Recipe.