Apple Cookies and Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect Fall Cookies and a wonderful choice for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. This cookie tastes just like Apple Pie which makes it a great Thanksgiving Dessert idea. And with the delicious frosting they will look beautiful on your Christmas Dessert Table. Pin this delicious cookie recipe for later and follow us for more great Christmas Food ideas.

Apples and cinnamon combine in light, fluffy and delicious Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting that is a true family favorite.

These Apple Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are a true family favorite.  The tastes of apple and cinnamon combine with a cakey cookie to give you a true bite of Fall and Winter.  Add on the sweet cream cheese frosting and you have a cookie that will be perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and especially a Christmas Cookie Exchange.

 

Dice Apples for Apple Cookies

Peal and dice a tart apple. You will need 1 cup of finely diced apples for these Apple Cookies.

Dough for Apple Cookies

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.  Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix until combined.  Add in 1 cup of apples and mix with a spoon.

Apple Cookies dough

Add the remaining  1 1/2 cups of Flour and combine until the flour is completely incorporated into the cookie dough.

Apple Cookies dough

Bake the cookies in a 375 degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

Apple Cookies out of the oven

This is what the cookies look like just out of the oven.  Golden brown and delicious and chock full of yummy apples.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Make up a batch of Cream Cheese Frosting for the Apple Cookies.  To make the Cream Cheese Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixer until blended.  Add powered sugar  a cup at a time and continue to mix until sugar is incorporated.

Frost the Apple Cookies

Frost the Apple Cookies with the Cream Cheese Frosting.

Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect Fall Cookies and a wonderful choice for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. This cookie tastes just like Apple Pie which makes it a great Thanksgiving Dessert idea. And with the delicious frosting they will look beautiful on your Christmas Dessert Table. Pin this delicious cookie recipe for later and follow us for more great Christmas Food ideas.

We dusted cinnamon over the Cream Cheese Frosting as a final touch to these yummy Apple Cookies.

Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect Fall Cookies and a wonderful choice for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. This cookie tastes just like Apple Pie which makes it a great Thanksgiving Dessert idea. And with the delicious frosting they will look beautiful on your Christmas Dessert Table. Pin this delicious cookie recipe for later and follow us for more great Christmas Food ideas.

If you liked our Pumpkin Spice Cookies you’ll love these Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting.  A light and fluffy cookie, chock full of apples and cinnamon and topped with delicious Cream Cheese Frosting.  So yummy!  Your family will ask you to make them again and again!

Apple Cookies and Cream Cheese Frosting

Apples and cinnamon combine in light, fluffy and delicious Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting that is a true family favorite.

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 1 cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup finely diced and peeled tart apples

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • ½ Cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted)
  • 8 oz. block of Cream Cheese
  • 3 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Directions:

Cookies

  1. Peal and dice 1 cup of tart apples.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Mix in cinnamon, baking powder, baking sold and salt and mix well.
  5. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and mix until combined.
  6. Add in 1 cup of apples and mix with a spoon.
  7. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of Flour and combine until the flour is completely incorporated into the cookie dough.
  8. Bake the cookies in a 375 degree oven for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  9. Allow cookies to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixer until blended.
  2. Add powered sugar a cup at a time and continue to mix until sugar is incorporated.
  3. Frost cookies.

 

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Apple Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect Fall Cookies and a wonderful choice for a Christmas Cookie Exchange. This cookie tastes just like Apple Pie which makes it a great Thanksgiving Dessert idea. And with the delicious frosting they will look beautiful on your Christmas Dessert Table. Pin this delicious cookie recipe for later and follow us for more great Christmas Food ideas.

 

 

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14 comments on “Apple Cookies and Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Do you have to keep them refrigerated afterwards because of the icing?

  2. Is there supposed to be cinnamon in the icing? It’s in the ingredients, but I’m not seeing it in the instructions.

    • Hi Sara, sorry it wasn’t more clear. We sprinkled the cinnamon on top of the cream cheese frosting after we frosted the cookies. You could add cinnamon to the frosting if you want, but we used it as a garnish.

  3. Can we use. Applesauce @how much. .?

  4. Does the butter need to be at room temperature?

  5. Can you freeze these cookies

  6. What do you mean by “sweet cream salted” next to the butter?

  7. Just finished making these yummy cookies!! So happy with how they turned out! I think I’ll add more apples to it next time though..delicious!!

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