These Apple Cookies are so delicious! Apple Cookies are drop cookies, the easiest cookie you can make! The inside is soft and chewy and the apples and nuts give them a nice, crispy crunch!

Close up of apple cookies on plate.
Apple Cookies


Happy National Cookie Day!

These wonderful apple cookies have lots of chunks of apples and nuts in them!

Apple cookies on plate with apples and cinnamon sticks in back.

The month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is about the only time of year that I feel like I have to bake cookies. I may make a few batches of chocolate chipes for the boys, throughout the year, but rarely.

Iced apple cookies on plate with green trim.

We just don’t need the calories, and who doesn’t think that cookies must be made with real butter? Not me. It’s a necessity, for me! Maybe not the best for the waistline, though.

Apple cookies with cinnamon stick in bowl.

I make so many cookies that are complicated, Hildabrotchen, Ischeler’s Tortelettes, so it is nice to have a few seasonal drop cookies to round out the cookie plates that I give to family and friends!

Chunky apple cookies with crotcheted doily.

These apple cookies are a perfect, seasonal cookie that are not a ton of work! Of course, they are not as cute as these Santa Claus cookies, but a whole lot easier!

  1. Measure dry ingredients and mix together in a separate bowl.
  2. Dice apples into desired sized pieces. Chop nuts.
  3. Cream butter, until light and fluffy.
  4. Dry ingredients mixed in bowl. Diced apples. Creamed butter in mixer bowl.

  5. Add sugar and cream together.
  6. Add egg and mix.
  7. Incorporate dry ingredients just until combined. Don’t over mix.

Sugar added to butter. Egg added to creamed sugar. Dry ingredients incorporated to wet.

Mix in chopped nuts and apples by hand. Place teaspoon sized chunks on cookie sheet about 2″ apart. Bake 350°F for about 10-12 minutes.

I hope you enjoyed the recipe today for these Apple Cookies! Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Cookies on plate with glass of milk.

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Apple Cookies

These Apple Cookies are so delicious! Apple Cookies are drop cookies, the easiest cookie you can make! The inside is soft and chewy and the nuts and apples give them a nice, crispy crunch!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cookies,, apple hermits,, soft apple cookies,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 88kcal
Author Beth Neels


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup apples, chopped
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk or water


  • Preheat oven to 350­°F.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  • Cream butter.
  • Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and combine.
  • Incorporate dry ingredients, just until mixed.
  • Mix in apples and nuts by hand.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden.



General Baking Tips:
Always measure dry ingredients with a dry measuring cup. Measure with dry measuring cups or weigh dry ingredients.
Always measure liquid ingredients with liquid measuring cup
Never break eggs directly into recipe ingredients. Break eggs into a separate bowl, in case you get any shells, so that you can pull them out.
Make sure that you know what temperature your oven is set at. Buy an oven thermometer and check oven temperature regularly.
Always check baked goods, like cakes or quick breads with cake tester, placed in center. If the tester comes out clean, it’s done.


Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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