apple crisp cookiesAre you looking for something unique to bring to your annual holiday gathering or cookie exchange? Do you want to add something new to your regular baking beyond sugar cookies and fudge? Mini Apple Crisp Cookies are just the thing to add some zing to your baking this time of year.

Normally, I'm not a big fan of fruit in desserts, but this recipe I found over at Ginger Bakes changes that. It starts with a sugar cookie base, then is topped with some chopped apples before being crowned with a crunchy, crisp oatmeal topping. It's like a little apple crisp cup, but better. Try them; you won't be disappointed.

 

  • 1/2 recipe sugar cookie dough (use store-bought, your favorite mix, or homemade
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped into little bits
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon (adjust to your liking)

In a mini muffin pan, press some dough in the bottom of the cups so that they are about 1/3 the way full.

Drop a couple chunks of apple on top of the dough. Try and center them so that you can see dough all around the apple.

In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, mixing together with either or a fork or your fingers.

Once it has been mixed well, top the apple with some of the crisp mixture.

Pop them into an oven preheated to 350°F for about 10-14 minutes.

Let them cool for a couple minutes in the pan, then pop them out gently with a knife and either eat warm or let them cool on a rack.

*This recipe makes about 36 cookies.

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Image via Ginger Bakes