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Apple Pie A la Mode Cookies

Barbara Hall
Infusing plain apple chips with spices is the perfect way to get flavor throughout these entire applied pie cookies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Bake Time 33 mins
Chill 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 23 mins
Course Cookies, No-Eggs, Nuts
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
 

INFUSED DRIED APPLES

  • 2 cups Dried apples loose
  • 2 cups Apple juice
  • 1 Cinnamon stick

COOKIE DOUGH

  • 1 cup Butter unsalted 2 sticks room temperature
  • ½ cup Light brown sugar 106 g
  • ½ cup Sugar white 99 g
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Apple juice
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ¾ cups All-purpose flour 330 g
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Apple pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Infused dried apple cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup Pine nuts
  • ½ cup Raisins

TOPPING (A LA MODE)

  • 1 cup Powdered sugar 110 g
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla bean paste
  • 1-2 tablespoon Milk
  • Apple pie spice Small pinch on top

Instructions
 

INFUSE DRIED APPLE

  • Cut dried apple slices in quarters and add to a heat resistant bowl. Take 2 cups of apple juice and one cinnamon stick and heat on a stove till just before boiling. You want it very hot but not boiling. Pour the hot apple juice and the cinnamon stick over the dried apple piece and let it soak for about 45 minutes. Drain them and lay them out on a paper towel overnight to help soak up some of the excess liquid.

COOKIE DOUGH

  • Take the apple pieces and cut into smaller pieces. They will be a little spongy but don't worry when they bake they will have a fantastic flavor and dry out so they are not spongy at all.
  • Weigh or measure your sugars and set aside. In another bowl weigh or measure the flour, salt, baking powder, and apple pie spice. Run a whisk through to blend.
  • In a mixer cream both sugars and butter together on medium speed for at least 2 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and the apple juice and blend. Slowly add in the flour mixture and incorporate. Scrape down the sides and bottom then blend for another 30 seconds. Stop the mixer and add the cut up apples, pine nuts, and raisins till mixed through, about 1 minute. Wrap loosely and refrigerate the cookie dough for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°. Line your cookie pans with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop place 12 to 15 scopes onto a pan. I did 12, but honestly, they do not spread so you can fit them closer. Bake for 11-13 minutes then move them to a cooling rack to cool.

TOPPING (A LA MODE)

  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla bean paste, and milk (add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time) till all the powdered sugar is blended then turn the mixer to medium to make it smooth. I take a ¼ teaspoon and go back and forth across the top of each cookie. Just for a little added apple pie taste I take some of the apple pie spice and put into the palm of my hand and with the other hand take a small pinch and sprinkle on top of each cookie. Just a little, it is a strong spice.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple pie a la mode cookies, apple pie cookies, iced apple cookies
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