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Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Cooling Time
10 mins
Total Time
32 mins

Apple Pie meets cookie. This buttery melt in your mouth Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie Recipe is the perfect Fall treat.  

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples,butter,cinnamon
Servings: 40 Cookies
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker
For the Cookie Dough
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter ,softened
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
For the Apple Pie Filling
  • 2 Medium Apples ,peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Corn Starch
  • Store bought or homemade Caramel topping to drizzle on top ,optional
For Apple Pie Filling
  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

For the Cookie Dough
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. Fill about 1 teaspoon of Apple Pie Filling in each cookie. Place tray in fridge to chill for 30 minutes. 

  5. Remove from fridge and bake for 12-15 minutes on center rack of oven. 

  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 3 minutes. 

  7. Use a spatula to remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack and cool completely. 

  8. 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.