Apple Cookies are a great way to use your freshly picked orchard apples! You can make them gluten-free or you can opt for a whole wheat flour – whatever works best for you!
Best Ever Apple Cookies (with optional glaze!)
Aaaaah. The leaves are starting the change. The temps are dropping ever so slightly. And there is just that perfect crispness in the air. I am officially a fan of Fall. Everyone is taking their annual trip to the apple orchard and lugging back jugs of apple cider and bushels of freshly picked apples. I am here to help you think of new ways to use all those apples!! Enter: Sweet Glazed Apple Cookies. They are deliciously soft and chewy cookies. With apples. That are glazed. Need I say more? I don’t think so. If you have a get together coming up, some sort of fall party – these are your new sidekick. You and your Sweet Glazed Apple Cookies will be the life of the party.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Apple Season: these are a great way to use all those apple-orchard apples!
- Grain-Free: we have an almond flour/cassava flour combo for you that works perfectly for grain-free/gluten-free … or you can use whole wheat flour (see recipe card notes).
- That Glaze: the glaze is totally a little extra and is totally optional!
What You Will Need
- coconut sugar: love using this instead of brown sugar!
- grassfed butter: a necessity for baking.
- egg: this helps bind everything together.
- super fine almond flour + cassava flour: our awesome grain-free combo!
- baking soda: this helps lift the cookies and makes them rise a bit.
- cinnamon + kosher salt + ground cloves: this combo is amazing!
- apple juice or cider + apple: to make sure they are packed with apple flavor.
- raisins + chopped nuts + rolled oats: such great additions to add extra texture.
How to Make Apple Cookies
Step One: combine your wet ingredients.
Step Two: combine your dry ingredients.
Step Three: add them together.
Step Four: adding the apples, raisins and walnuts.
Step Five: place them on a cookie sheet and bake.
Step Six: drizzle with glaze if you want a little something extra!
If you are into cookies with fruits and vegetables in them…. head on over and check out our recipe for Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spinach, Carrots and Zucchini!
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Apple Cookies – this delicious apple cookie recipe is a sweet and yummy Fall treat! Serve with glaze if you want! Gluten-free friendly!
- 1 1/2 cups packed coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup grassfed butter, room temp
- 1 egg
- 2 cups super fine almond flour
- 1 cup cassava flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 cup apple juice or cider
- 3/4 cup chopped, unpeeled apple
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts
- 1/4 cup rolled oats (for topping)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon grassfed butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place coconut sugar and butter in stand mixer and mix on low until well combined.
- Mix in egg until fluff, on med-low for approx. 3-5 minutes.
- In separate bowl, combine almond flour, cassava flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
- Turn mixer on low and slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Then slowly add in apple juice.
- If mixture seems too dry, add additional apple juice.
- By hand, stir in apples, raisins and walnuts.
- Drop rounded tablespoon or so onto a greased cookie sheet and bake on middle rack for 6 minutes.
- Using stand mixer or simply a mixing bowl and whisk, mix together powdered sugar, almond milk, butter, vanilla and salt.
- Whisk or mix until smooth.
- Once you remove cookies from oven, let cool slightly, then sprinkle some raw oats over them and glaze cookies as much or as little as you would like.
- Regular/Whole Wheat Flour: you can substitute 2 cups of regular flour for the almond AND cassava flour.
- Glaze: the glaze is totally optional. The cookies are plenty sweet without it, but if you want to kick things up a notch …. the glaze is a pretty amazing addition.
- Storage: Store in an airtight container on the counter for 24 hours, then store in refrigerator for up to a week.
Keywords: apple cookies
Originally published October 4, 2016.