Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dutch Apple Pie Cookies

One thing I love about Apple pies is that they are such a perfect comfort food! Also, nothing beats a yummy bite size dessert. I love this recipe so much because it is very easy to make! Perfect to bring to an office party, a get together, or just happen to have a few apples lying around the house. I also used store bought pie crust which made things twice as easy, you may also make your own home made pie crust of course! I was pretty tired to make my own pie crust but still had the itch to bake ( this was after working an eight hour shift) anyways, you're going to love this recipe! Especially when you have a carton of vanilla ice cream in your freezer, this is going to be a nice treat after a long day.




Ingredients:
  • 1 roll of refrigerated pie dough (I used Pillsburry pre-made pie crust)
  • 4 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced finely
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
FOR THE STREUSEL TOPPING
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 a stick of melted butter
Directions:
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the wells of a standard size muffin tin with nonstick spray. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface, and cut out circles about 2 inches in diameter. Gather and re-roll unused dough and cut additional circles. I used a cookie cutter that would fit perfectly in the muffin pans. Place the circles in the bottom of each muffin well.
  2. 2. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and cornstarch to a medium saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 5-10 minutes until the apples have softened slightly and the juices begin to thicken. Remove from heat.
  3. 3. Add about one tablespoon of the apple filling on top of each circle of pie dough.
  4. 4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, oats, and salt. Add melted butter and mix until well incorporated. If you feel that your streusel is a little too dry, slowly add a tablespoon of melted butter. 
  5. Add a heaping tablespoon of the streusel topping to each muffin well, and gently pat it down over the apples.
  6. Bake for 17-19 minutes. **Allow the apple pie cookies to cool in the muffin tin for at least 10-15 minutes before removing.** 
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