Perfectly baked sugar cookie cups filled with a delicious apple-cinnamon pie filling make the best and easiest dessert! Apple Pie Cookie Cups will be the biggest hit at Thanksgiving or your next potluck!
Why you'll love this recipe
Fall is here! Y'all know what that means- apple cinnamon everything! Spiced Apple Cupcakes, Apple Pie, and grown-up Spiked Apple Pie (with Everclear!). These mini apple pies are a great alternative to a classic apple pie- without all the fuss!
This is one of my favorite recipes because it takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish and won't dirty up every utensil in the house.
This lazy day dessert starts with premade sugar cookie dough and a can of apple pie filling. Not only are these mini desserts easy, but you'd think they were made from scratch!
Kick off fall the right way with these super easy three-ingredient dessert cups! Here's what you will need:
- Pillsbury Ready-to-Bake Sugar Cookie Dough
- Apple pie filling
Begin this recipe by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Break apart the sugar cookie dough squares and place one in each mini muffin cup.
Bake the sugar cookies for 12 to 14 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
Let the sugar cookies cool in the pan for about a minute. Use a rounded teaspoon to indent each cookie so it makes a bowl.
Make the filling
Finely chop the apple pie filling and mix it with the cinnamon.
Once cooled, remove the sugar cookie cups from the pan and fill each one with about 2 teaspoons of the apple pie filling mixture.
Make it ahead of time
Just when you thought this recipe couldn't get any better- these apple cookies can be made up to one day in advance!
Bake the sugar cookies as directed in the recipe card below. Let them cool and store them in a ziplock bag or airtight container on the counter. Make up the apple pie filling and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The filling will make the cookies soften, so you'll want to keep them separate.
On the day you're ready to serve apple cinnamon cookies, fill the cups with the apple pie filling and serve!
Tips & tricks
Use break-apart Pillsbury Cookie Dough. Make this recipe super fast by using break-apart cookie dough (in the rectangle package). If you choose to use a cookie dough log, roll the dough into 24 balls and place them in the mini muffin pan.
Use a rounded teaspoon. The easiest way to make sugar cookie cups is to use a rounded teaspoon. It's quick and will give each cookie a uniform size. After the cookies have finished baking, gently press a rounded teaspoon into the top until it creates a tiny well.
Recommended tools to make this recipe
- Mini Muffin Pan. 24 cavities for 24 cookies!
- Rounded Teaspoon. Make uniform cookie cups with a set of rounded measuring spoons.
Store these filled cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. The cookie part will soften as it sits with the filling. This shouldn't be an issue because they'll be gone on day 1!
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Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Cups
- mini muffin pan (24 count)
- 1 Pillsbury Ready to Bake sugar cookie dough 24 count
- 21 oz apple pie filling
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Break apart the sugar cookie dough squares and place one in each mini muffin cup.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool in the pan for about a minute. Using a rounded teaspoon, indent the cookies so it makes a bowl.
- Finely chop the apple pie filling and mix with the cinnamon.
- Once cooled, remove the sugar cookie cups from the pan and fill them with 2 teaspoons of apple pie filling mixture.
- Chill for one hour or serve immediately!
The nutritional information provided is only an estimate. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
Double or even triple this recipe for graduation parties, baby showers, BBQs, potlucks, family gatherings, Super Bowl parties, camping get togethers, and Labor Day or Memorial Day weekend parties.
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