Apple Pie Cookies

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Apple Pie Cookies on a white plate with more cookies and apples in the background

Ok, first thing I have to tell you before I get into this… those apples in the photo… they are the first ever from our tiny new little apple tree so I am proud of them.  Please stop and admire them for a moment.  Thank you.

Ok, these are seriously the most adorable cookies… pies?  pookies?  I don’t know but they are darn cute and I had a blast making them.  I have to tell you I am not a pie lover, never have been.. but I really loved these!  And don’t worry, if you’ve never made a lattice crust, it’s easy.  If you can weave, you can make a lattice crust!  I’ve put together a tutorial for those of you who need a refresher!

As I was inspired by Building Buttercream’s Blueberry Pie Cookies, I made these Apple Pie Cookies one by one, I later found an even better method to make the same tasty cookies even faster!  You need to head on over and visit Amy at Oh, Bite it to see how she puts her cookies together. (While you’re there, make sure you stop and take a peek around!)


How to Make a Lattice Crust!  <– Pin that too!

If apple isn’t your thing, swap it for blueberry or cherry pie filling.  I know I talk about being frugal and saving money but please buy the brand name pie filling if you get apple… I’ve had store brand (and not just one) and it just isn’t the same!  So, if you’re going to splurge a little, this is a good place to do it!

Or even better…  Make your own Homemade Apple Pie Filling!!  Delish and easy!

These were extra good with a  little dollop of whipped cream right as we served them…  but of course just put it on right as you serve! These apple pie cookies are definitely a crowd pleaser!

Apple Pie Cookies on a white plate

 Items you’ll need for this recipe

* Pie Crust * Apple Pie Filling * Parchment Paper *

Apple Pie Cookies on a white plate
5 from 7 votes
Review Recipe


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 18 PIE COOKIES
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Ok, these are seriously the most adorable cookies… pies? pookies? I don’t know but they are darn cute and I had a blast making them. I have to tell you I am not a pie lover, never have been.. but I really loved these!


  • 1 box ready to use pie crust 2 crusts total (You can use homemade double pie crust if you prefer)
  • 1 can apple pie filling or homemade apple pie fillling
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-2 tablespoons large sugar crystals regular sugar will work too (optional)
  • whipped cream for serving optional

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove pie crusts and let sit 15 minutes per box instructions. Lay out parchment paper and unroll pie crusts. Using a 2.75″ circle cutter, cut circles out of one of the crusts (I made 14 and then at the end I made a couple more with leftovers). You can re-roll the scraps to make more circles. Our reader Julie suggested using the can from the pie filling as a cutter!! What an awesome idea!
  • Cut strips (approx 1/4″ or as thick as you’d like) out of the second pie crust. (I used a pastry wheel to make them pretty).
  • Open the can of pie filling and pour it onto a cutting board. Dice the apples into small chunks.
  • Place 1 heaping tablespoon of pie filling on each circle (you may have some left over). Using the strips of pastry you cut, weave them on top of each circle to create a lattice. View the How to Create a Lattice Crust tutorial here
  • Once the lattice is completed, use the same cookie cutter to trim the stray bits of pastry. I used a child’s fork to create the design along the edges. Brush each cookie crust with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 12-16 minutes or until browned.

Recipe Notes

My cutter was 2.75″ but if you have one close (2.5-3″) it should work just fine!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 46, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 41mg, Potassium: 11mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.3mg
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This recipe was inspired by Building Buttercream’s Blueberry Pie Cookies!  Hers are from scratch and look awesome!

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  1. Thank you. I printed the receipt and can’t wait to try the cookies. Also, thanks for making it easy to print.

  2. These are absolutely adorable. I love serving individual desserts when entertaining and these will be perfect. Can’t wait to try these for my next dinner party.5 stars

  3. Thanks for this recipe!  I always make apple pie, but not apple pie cookies! :-)  I just need to move really fast when preparing the dough — extreme heat nowadays is a real pain.5 stars

  4. Loving the idea of a mini pie the size of a cookie and with yummy apple pie filling, yes please! The only danger is that I would it like a hundred of these!5 stars

    1. Yes you can just bake them on a cookie sheet. You’ll want to make sure the filling doesn’t leak so the cookies don’t stick.

  5. A quick tip for dicing items in a can canned fruit, tomatoes etc it to remove the top of the can and inset your kitchen scissors and cut. Rotate the scissors as you cut and you will end up with a nice rough dice. No muss, no fuss.

  6. I was smiling while reading this….can not wait to make these for everyone & everywhere. Was looking for that perfect, yet oh do simple & easy, recipe & I found it!!!! Only wish I saw it before I ran to Target for a quick grocery run~too lazy to do a big one~don’t judge…

    1. LOL.. no judging here… I did 3 quickie trips in the last couple of days. ;) Enjoy, these are fun to make and taste wonderful!

  7. Really guys? The purpose of this recipe was to make it quick! I have 5 children and 3 are in school, this recipe is a time saver for me. THANKS!

  8. Love these recipes (cookies, lattice, filling ) thank you for sharing!! Made some apple pie filling from our apples a couple of years ago. Going to try this recipe this year!!

  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I will have to make a few changes as I have celiac disease, and wheat & dairy allergy but they look amazing.

    1. I need to learn to cook for a nephew who is gluten free and dairy free. I want him to eat freely at holiday get togethers. Please advise me on your changes.

  10. I just made apple pie cookies and pumpkin pie cookies, using homemade pie fillings. My husband and daughters, LOVE them!

  11. Oh wow! My grandmother used to make these kinds of cookies all the time! :D Thank you for posting the recipe!
    I recently made some and had a FIELD DAY. I was making pie crusts and made several different fillings to go in them. If anyone wants to try, make some traditional Philadelphia strawberry pie filling, pumpkin pie filling or key lime pie filling.

    Those three were a HUGE hit with my friends and family. And this year, I will be adding them to the big cookie trays I give out to my friends! :)

    Thanks again! :)

  12. I am certainly going to try this. I am thinking lemon. My family loves lemon pie and what a cute and convenient way to serve. Maybe with a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top.

  13. These could be “tweeked” in sooooo many ways…add some cinny/sugar, dust with powder sugar, make some of that white icing with powed/sugar, add some all spice. in the fall how bout using pumpkin with pie spice. Alot of possibilities. Thanks for the idea. I wonder what it would be to replace the pie crust with actural sugar cookie dough? Hummmmm….

  14. If you do not have a cookie cutter hands, just flip over the open can of filling and use it for the base of your cookie…..good for in a pinch.

      1. Agreed. Canned filling is disappointing.

        The King Arthur Flour pie crust recipe works nicely, and I use frozen butter instead of the bad vegetable fat.