Apple Sugar Cookies

Apple Sugar Cookies

What a perfect after school snack for the first day back to school!  Or…package a few up and have your kiddo take them to their teacher on the first day, might as well start the first day off right!!

To get the apple shape, Instead of using a cookie sheet, a mini muffin pan lined with mini cupcake liners came to the rescue!

Apple Sugar Cookies

The red dough (I used Wilton Gel Red food coloring) was rolled into balls, placed into the muffin pan and baked for about 18 minutes at 350 degrees.

I used icing tinted green to make the tiny leaves or you could hand shape them with some of the cookie dough tinted green and baked on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  For the frosting I just mixed powdered sugar, a dash of vanilla and a little bit of milk and pipped them on each side of the stem.

I broke off pieces of pretzel sticks for the stems.

Once icing dried the apple cookies can be placed in a basket, jar, or cellophane bag tied with a ribbon.  My kiddos went door to door and handed these out to all their neighborhood friends when they got home from school on their first day back!

Apple Sugar Cookies Bagged

Cutest apples ever…perfect for the little ones to pop in their mouth while working on their homework! 🙂

Apple Sugar Cookies plated


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  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes* or just until beginning to turn brown around the edges.


*My cookies seem to take about 15-18 minutes to bake. It may be because of their size, or my oven. Start timing on the low end because you can always add more time...just keep an eye on your cookies to achieve desired doneness.

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