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Need I say more than – Apple Cider Cookies!  These are as big as the palm of my hand and I bet you can’t eat just one!  These are the perfect Fall cookie!

These amazing Apple Cider Cookies are the perfect Fall cookie for snack or desert! Friends and family will rave!


I found this recipe years ago, as in like 20 years ago, in a magazine!  If I could remember the name of the magazine I would totally give them credit but I can’t. I’ve slept since then, I’ve slept a lot since then!

These cookies have been a huge hit since the first time I made them, they’ve been called ‘phenomenal’!  I’m not kidding, I can sense your doubt as you read this. I hear you saying in your head “right, she thinks her cookies are phenomenal” – your thinking I’m a tad delusional!  Well, you’re wrong, I’m probably more than a tad delusional but these cookies truly are phenomenal!

These amazing Apple Cider Cookies are the perfect Fall cookie for snack or desert! Friends and family will rave!


I always use a good size scoop, this set on Amazon is super cute and I like these when making these cookies!  Use either the blue or the yellow one, either one will make nice size cookies. You can leave them in the ball and they will spread perfectly while baking, I only bake 6 at a time on a cookie sheet so they don’t run together!

Apple Cider Cookies

These amazing Apple Cider Cookies are the perfect Fall cookie for snack or desert! Friends and family will rave! #apples #cookies #recipe

This is one recipe I adhere to strictly…..believe me I’ve tried a few different things – they don’t work!  You can’t substitute apple juice for the cider, you can’t make them smaller, you can’t take them out sooner so they don’t get as dark, and drizzle the icing-more isn’t better in this case, weird but true – all these things just end up with you crying over not having phenomenal cookies!

These amazing Apple Cider Cookies are the perfect Fall cookie for snack or desert! Friends and family will rave! #apples #cookies #recipe

If you’re looking for more great apple recipes might I suggest my Apple Crisp, it’s so good! Or my Caramel Apple Dip is a great way to get kids to eat apple slices!

These amazing Apple Cider Cookies are the perfect Fall cookie for snack or desert! Friends and family will rave!

Apple Cider Cookies

Published by Jent
4.43 from 7 votes


  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 1/3 c. light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 c. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c. chopped apple
  • 1/4 c. apple cider
  • optional pecans raisins, well just about anything your heart desires
  • For the icing:
  • 2 Tbls. softened butter
  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbls. of apple cider


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees - cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl, add the egg, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg in a bowl and gradually add to the butter-sugar-egg mixture until combined then add in chopped apples & apple cider stir to combine.
  • Drop by LARGE spoonfuls onto cookie sheet - I use a scoop just about the size of an ice cream scooper- DON'T FEAR THE GIANT COOKIE!
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes - seriously - DON'T FEAR THE DARK COOKIE!
  • After the cookies cool drizzle - yep DRIZZLE on the cookies - my theory has always been the more icing the better but I learned with these the drizzle is the key!

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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  1. Yum! I made some alterations based on what I had & they turned out great! I used 1/4c of applesauce & 1/4 c of vegetable oil in lieu of the butter. I used 1c of whole wheat flour in the place of 1c of white flour. I only used 1 c of sugar & made 1/2 the icing & voila! A delicious fall treat! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 4 stars
    Very tasty cookie, I also used 1/4 apple sauce. I didnt see this on the list when I went to the store to get the ingredients. I added a pinch more cinnamon. I am a big cinnamon lover. Very good cookie. Oh I also used a melon ball rather then the ice cream scoop. My little ones are 6 and 4 a little to much cookie for them. They are gonna love this cookie.

    1. 5 stars
      I grew up on a Apple farm and we pressed thousands of gallons of cider each fall. I just had to try this recipe. I was not disappointed and they are grandchild approved.
      Only thing I did different was not make huge cookies, made the balls about the size of a walnut.

  3. 4 stars
    Just made this recipe, it came out so DELISH, however I did 2 tsp cinnamon because I LOVE cinnamon, I also added half a teaspoon of vanilla. I baked the cookies for 18 mins and it had a yummy crunchy bottom and chewy inside however next time I will bake them for 16 mins to have more of a chewy inside.

  4. my adult son and I made these cookies today for the first time. first off, great-tasting cookie! we used a large cookie scoop instead of ice cream scoop and still got very sizeable cookies. I think if we make again I will try with small cookie scoop and adjust baking time. they are definitely not the picture-perfect rendition you see in the photos! they came out flatter and spread more than anticipated for such a stiff batter. as for the glaze, not even close to white since using apple cider and butter. but still tastes sweet.