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Plate of apple cookies.

Sweet Apple Cookies

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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


Apple Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place coconut sugar and butter in stand mixer and mix on low until well combined.
  3. Mix in egg until fluff, on med-low for approx. 3-5 minutes.
  4. In separate bowl, combine almond flour, cassava flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
  5. Turn mixer on low and slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  6. Then slowly add in apple juice.
  7. If mixture seems too dry, add additional apple juice.
  8. By hand, stir in apples, raisins and walnuts.
  9. Drop rounded tablespoon or so onto a greased cookie sheet and bake on middle rack for 6 minutes.


  1. Using stand mixer or simply a mixing bowl and whisk, mix together powdered sugar, almond milk, butter, vanilla and salt.
  2. Whisk or mix until smooth.
  3. 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