Apple Butter Cookies Recipe

Apple Butter Cookies

Be sure to use apple butter for these cookies rather than applesauce - apple butter has a thicker texture and more concentrated flavor. These cookies pair well with our Cider Glaze
4 hours 20 minutes
10 minutes
4 hours 30 minutes
Apple Butter Cookies Recipe
  • 3/4 cups Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Apple Butter
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Cream together until light and fluffy:
Granulated sugar
Dark brown sugar

Beat in:
Apple butter
Egg yolk

Whisk together and add:
All-purpose flour
Whole wheat flour
Pumpkin pie spice
Baking powder

Stir just until all ingredients are well blended; do not overmix. Chill dough for 3-4 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark Ltd. cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone lingers. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate with Apple Cider Glaze colored red, green or whatever color strikes your fancy, then cover with sprinkles, sanding sugar or nonpareils while the icing is still wet.

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Nov 8, 2021  |  By Pam
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This is a wonderful way to taste autumn in a cookie! The lemon juice prevents the frosting from being too sweet