Apple Pie Cinnamon Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you guys but I really, really love apple pie (among many other things) it’s one of my favorite desserts my Mommom makes, after her famous tiramisu of course. I love the flaky crust, the tender apples, the cinnamon-sugar, everything about it. Unfortunately I didn’t have fresh apples at my house last night, but I did have applesauce! 🙂

And I thought that there might be nothing better than an apple pie in cookie form. SO GOOD! I had no idea what I was going to end up with. I just started throwing what I had together, a lot of apple sauce, some flour, good amount of cinnamon & a nice helping of cinnamon chips. I was thrilled upon first bite when these delicious treats tasted exactly like an apple pie! It’s pretty amazing…

They’re on the fluffier side, if I had vanilla ice cream I would have made an apple pie a la mode sandwich! Oh my god, that sound ridiculous, maybe I’ll pick up some vanilla ice cream on the way home to try it out. 🙂

Apple Pie Cookies w/ Cinnamon Chips
by Lacy DeVeney


1/2 c Brummel & Brown yogurt spread (butter)
1/2 c dark brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 c applesauce
2 c AP flour
1/2 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 t cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
1/2 c cinnamon chips
2 t organic blue agave


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and sugars until light & fluffy. Add the egg and applesauce and mix until combined.

Next add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg, mix until all is combined.

 Lastly fold in the cinnamon chips and agave.

In helpings of 2 tablespoons place 8 cookies at a time on the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

Remove from the oven & let rest for 5 minutes then move to rack to finish cooling.

When cool feel free to add icing if you’d like. 🙂 They’re great either way!

fighting hard to resist devouring them immediately!

Makes 28 cookies.


and the pile gets smaller…

with or without icing? i'll take both!

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19 Responses to “Apple Pie Cinnamon Chip Cookies”

  1. August 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    What an interesting idea. I am not much of a baker but would certainly give these a try. The best of both worlds.

  2. August 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    I love cookies and my husband loves pie, especially apple. This seems like the perfect compromise!

  3. August 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    These cookies make me excited for Autumn. 🙂

  4. August 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Those look so very delicious!!!

    • Lacy DeVeney
      August 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      Thanks Rachel! They were gone within 24 hrs! 🙂

  5. August 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    This looks so good, both with or without icing.

  6. July 25, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    I love apple desserts, too! The applesauce must make a super moist and wonderful cookie…and the glaze is beautiful~

    • Lacy DeVeney
      July 25, 2011 at 10:56 am #

      Extremely moist, I need to make them again! They’re gone already. Thanks Liz! 🙂

  7. July 23, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    This is such a great idea! Love it!

    • Lacy DeVeney
      July 25, 2011 at 10:59 am #

      Thanks Elyse! I was having a serious craving for apple pie…these were a great substitute. 🙂

  8. July 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I would absolutely love these, awesome recipe! Apple pie is one of my favorites and I love anything cinnamon, thanks!

    • Lacy DeVeney
      July 25, 2011 at 11:00 am #

      Same here on the apple pie & cinnamon. I’m OBSESSED with these cinnamon chips, they’re so amazing! Thanks Cassie!

  9. July 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Apple pie is my all time favorite. So, I know these cookies are good. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

  10. July 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Ooo these look so delicious!! 🙂

  11. July 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    great idea! sometimes you crave pie, but no time to make it! great substitution right here!

  12. July 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    These look delicious – I hate being allergic to cinnamon! I’m wondering – the agave added at the end? Is there a reason it’s not added with …say…the eggs or with the sugar? I’ve never worked with it and was curious. Thanks!

    • Lacy DeVeney
      July 22, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      Oh man I don’t know what I would do without my cinnamon, that’s terrible! Honestly, I tasted the batter and I thought it needed a little something extra to sweeten it up so I threw it in at the end. It’s almost the same as honey, not nearly as sticky. No reason other than that’s where i put it in and they came out so well I didn’t want to change anything. ha! I’m sure it’s fine with the other wet ingredients.

  13. July 21, 2011 at 9:23 pm #

    These sound great! I love apple pie!

  14. July 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

    Yum, I like apple pie anything:-) These look great!