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