Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mini Apple Pie Cookies

These mini apple pie cookies are made of real pie crust layered with gooey caramel, and a layer of apple pie filling, topped with a flaky and adorable cinnamon sugar lattice crust.

Each and every bite offers the very best part of an actual apple pie, with all of the convenience of a cookie! No utensils or plate required! Seriously the best cookie I’ve ever had! I can't help but want to eat the entire batch~

Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
What you will need:
1 batch of my pie dough, recipe here, or buy the ready made kind 

1 can of apple pie filling {just enough for a thin layer} 
1 cup of caramel sauce {just enough for a light coating} 
1 egg 
2 tbsp. cinnamon sugar 
A round cookie cutter, any size you like 
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver 
Lay out half of the pie dough {or 1 sheet if using store bought dough}, sprinkle it with some flour and slightly roll it out.
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Pour some of the caramel sauce onto the crust and evenly spread it around, creating a thin layer of caramel.
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Coarsely chop the apple pie filling into small pieces, you don't want giant chunks in your delicate cookies.
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Top the caramel layer with a thin layer of the chopped up apple pie filling, making sure not to add too much pie filling.
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Roll out the other half of pie dough, the same size as the first sheet, and cut it into thin strips.

Create a lattice crust {just like on a pie} for the top of the pie filling. You can create the lattice,{just like a real pie!} right on top of the filling. Or, you can do what I did, I created the lattice on a floured board and then flipped on top of the filling.
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Now it's time to cut out your pie cookies!
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Once the cookies are all cut, brush the tops of them with some egg wash and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar.

Place them onto a baking sheet and bake them at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until they’re golden and firm.

Let them cool just a little..
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Now, get ready to bite into the juiciest, chewiest apple pie cookie ever!
Mini Apple Pie Cookies~ The Dreams Weaver
Enjoy!

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