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Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cookies

Updated on August 5, 2012
Pile of yummy apple cinnamon streusel cookies.
Pile of yummy apple cinnamon streusel cookies. | Source
4 stars from 4 ratings of Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cookies

Warm, gooey, moist, and delicious these cookies are perfect. With a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon you will be thinking it's Autumn and nearing Thanksgiving. What I love about these cookies is the scent of Thanksgiving that fills the kitchen when mixing up a batch of these cookies.

I created this recipe from scratch with a couple left over apples I wanted to use up. Everyone has heard of and probably tried apple cinnamon muffins. My fiancé is a bigger fan of cookies so I threw some ingredients together and here we are, apple cinnamon streusel cookies.

Baking With Apples:

Apples range in flavor from sweet to tart, depending on the variety. Apples make a great snack, but they can also be used to dress up a salad or sauce, or for baking. Traditionally apples have been used in breads, muffins, cakes, pies, and tarts. Today we are using them in cookies.

Buying and Storing Apples:

You can buy apples year round, however most varieties have a peak season. Although most varieties have a peak season Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious are year round apple varieties. When buying apples buy ones that are firm and have a smooth, unblemished skin. Unwashed apples can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. It is recommended to keep them away from other vegetables with strong aromas. Always wash before using.


Types of Apples

Types of Apples:
Flavor:
Uses:
Season:
Braeburn
Sweet-Tart
Eating, baking, and salads
October through April
Empire
Sweet-Tart
Eating, baking, using in pies, salads, and sauces
September through July
Pink Lady
Sweet-Tart
Eating, baking, and salads
October through June
Fuji
Very Sweet
Eating, salads, and sauces
October through June
Gala
Sweet
Eating and salads
August through December
Red Delicious
Sweet
Eating and salads
Year Round
Golden Delicious
Mild Sweet
Eating, baking, and salads
Year Round
Granny Smith
Tart
Eating, baking, salads, and sauces
Year Round
McIntosh
Tart-Tangy
Eating, using in pies, salads, and sauces
September through May


*Note: Not all varieties of apples work well for baking, so it's best to know which types of apples perform best with the desired use you want them for.


Cook Time:

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: About 2 dozen depending on size of cookies

Ingredients for Cookie Dough:

  • 2/3 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter/Margarine
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbs. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 cups of Diced Apples, (Approximately 4 apples)

Ingredients for Streusel:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1/2 cup of Graham Crackers
  • 1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon


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Sugars and margarine ready to be creamed.Granny Smith Apples ready to be chopped.Size of my finished apples.Apple Cinnamon Streusel cookie dough batter.Cookies ready for the oven:)Steusel mixture ready for finished cookies.Yay! Finished cookies.
Sugars and margarine ready to be creamed.
Sugars and margarine ready to be creamed. | Source
Granny Smith Apples ready to be chopped.
Granny Smith Apples ready to be chopped. | Source
Size of my finished apples.
Size of my finished apples. | Source
Apple Cinnamon Streusel cookie dough batter.
Apple Cinnamon Streusel cookie dough batter. | Source
Cookies ready for the oven:)
Cookies ready for the oven:) | Source
Steusel mixture ready for finished cookies.
Steusel mixture ready for finished cookies. | Source
Yay! Finished cookies.
Yay! Finished cookies. | Source

Making Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream together both sugars and butter.
  2. Add eggs and beat until blended.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and mix into creamed mixture, just until blended.
  4. Peel and mince apples. Fold into cookie dough (I used a mini chopper to mince my apples to my desired size).
  5. Place cookie dough on baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  6. Mix together streusel ingredients and sprinkle onto cooling cookies.


These cookies are sweet yet savory and will have your whole house smelling good. No one will be able to resist these delicious cookies and you will find yourself going back for more. These cookies are incredibly soft and are melt in your mouth perfect.

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      PurpleRaven 5 years ago

      My mouth is watering just reading this reciepe! Can't wait to try this one.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Hope you enjoy them PurpleRaven! I made them today and between everyone eating them they are half gone already:)

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      KJhusak 5 years ago from Akron

      Yum...that about covers my thoughts on this hub(: Definitely going to try these!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      KJhusak-Mine too:) I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does.

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      Teresa Coppens 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sound delicious. I will be trying these out for sure!!! Voted up and shared!

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks for the vote and sharing Teresa! Enjoy.

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      chef stella 5 years ago

      Looks really delicious ;)

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks chef stella!:) These cookies are very yummy and the softest cookies I have ever ate.

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      India Arnold 5 years ago from Northern, California

      I gotta say, your apple chart is a priceless addition to this hub!! I want to to print it out and place it on the fridge for future reference! Top notch work!

      HubHugs~

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Thanks K9! I found it in a cookbook years ago and it has definitely brought out the best flavors in the apples I decide to use and when.

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      Rachel Vega 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Butterfly, you are the Streusel Queen! What's next??? I can't wait.

      Mmm, voted useful.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      theclevercat--I do love streusel:) I'll have to look through my recipes or maybe make up a new one, I'm sure I can think up something. Thanks for the vote!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Yummy! These sound absolutely delicious. We always have tons of apples from our trees on our farm so this will be the perfect for our harvest. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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      Cholee Clay 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      cardelean-Hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do. They are delicious and super soft:) Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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