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Apple Butter Cookies

Apple Butter Cookies

JC Phelps
These cookies are apple-forward and absolutely delicious. You will love my Auntie JJ's Apple Butter Cookies!
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Refrigeration 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 2524 kcal


  • Stand mixer paddle attachment


For The Cookies

  • 2.75 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 3/4 c. apple butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

For The Sugar Coating

  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice


  • Mix vanilla, butter, apple butter, and sugar until well-combined. I use my stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  • Add egg; mix until incorporated.
  • Combine cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and flour.
  • In small batches, add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Wrap dough in cling wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough out into small, even-size balls. Mix together 1/3 c. granulated sugar + 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Roll each ball into the sugar coating and place on the baking sheet. Bake cookies for roughly fifteen minutes; allow cookies to cool + enjoy!


  • As apple butter is a prominent flavor in this recipe, purchase good-quality.
  • Refrigerate dough for the full hour before baking.
  • The cookies will be done when the edges + bottom are brown. The tops should still look soft when you remove them from the oven!


Sodium: 880mgCalcium: 212mgVitamin C: 5mgVitamin A: 191IUSugar: 310gFiber: 13gPotassium: 810mgCholesterol: 82mgCalories: 2524kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 9gProtein: 38gCarbohydrates: 576gIron: 20mg
Keyword apple butter, apple butter cookies
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