AWESOME APPLE PIE COOKIES

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Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 55mins | Additional: 30 mins | Total: 1 hr 55 mins | Servings: 24 | Yield: 24 cookies

It is my grandmother’s favorite recipe. It is a sticky, chewy, bite-sized apple pies. Occasionally, the regular old recipe for apple pie is just too much dessert to handle, so I can guarantee that you’ll love these Amazing Apple Pie Cookies.

Ingredients:

¼ cup butter

(4) eaches apples, peeled, diced into 1/4-inch cubes

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

1 ½ tsp lemon juice

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp ground allspice

⅛ tsp ground cloves

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp cornstarch

(4) sheets pie crust pastries

1 tsp all-purpose flour

For the Icing:

¾ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ tbsp milk

Directions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Add and melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add apples, toss until coated with butter. Then stir in brown sugar, white sugar, lemon juice, 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, cook and stir until apples have softened and sugars melt for 5 minutes. Let it boil.

Combine water and cornstarch in a bowl. Then stir cornstarch mixture into the apple mixture, cook and stir until apple mixture thickens for 5 minutes. Remove it from heat, and cool completely about 20 minutes.

Roll out a sheet of pie crust on a work surface with a rolling pin, cover with half of the cooled apple mixture. Roll out a second pie crust sheet with a rolling pin; slice with a sharp knife into 1/2 “wide strips. Weave pie crust strips over apple mixture to create a lattice top.

Then flour a round cookie cutter or drinking glass. Press cookie cutter through the dough to create 12 round pies. Transfer it to a baking sheet.

Bake until the crust is cooked through a golden brown in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack for 10 minutes to cool.

Then repeat with remaining pie crusts and apple mixture, and put on a second baking sheet. Then bake in the oven until the crust turns golden brown and cook through about 20 minutes.

Add and combine confectioners’ sugar and a tsp of cinnamon in a mixing bowl; add a tsp of vanilla extract. Then stir in milk slowly until you get your desired consistency is reached, drizzle over cooled pies.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 233.5 calories; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 5.2mg 2% DV; sodium 209.8mg 8% DV; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV.

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