Apple Butter Cookies

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy.

Indulge in the flavors of fall with these apple butter cookies. They are a fusion of two beloved classics – snickerdoodles and sugar cookies. The addition of apple butter adds sweetness and spice to the cookie.

Apple butter is made by slow cooking of apples with apple juice or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes. This is how it turns the apple butter that deep brown color. It’s like applesauce but even better and the perfect ingredient for these apple butter cookies.

Apple Butter Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

These cookies are soft and chewy irresistable spiced cookies. I think they will become a seasonal favorite. Plus, they stay soft for days. Start to make this by creaming butter, apple butter, and sugar together. Then mix in an egg and vanilla until well combined. In another bowl, whisk some cinnamon, flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar togther. Then mix in with the butter mixture. Once a dough form, it needs to go in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Once the dough has chilled, scoop with a cookie scoop and roll into a ball. Then roll in a cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes. They will fill you home with the delightful sscent of fall. Allow to cookies to cool on a cooling rack when finished baking. These are the perfect embodiment of autumn’s deliciousness. Enjoy these cookies along side a cup of hot apple cider.

Apple Butter Cookies | realmomkitchen.com

Here is what you need to make the
Apple Butter Cookies

  • EGG

Apple Butter Cookies

Real Mom Kitchen

4 from 1 vote
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 113 kcal


  • ¼ cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup apple butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar

Cinnamon Sugar coating

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon


  • In a bowl, cream butter, apple butter, and sugar with a hand mixer or stnad mixer on low speed until mostly incorporated. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1-2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl at least once during creaming.
  • Add in egg and vanilla. Mix just until well combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk the cinnamon, flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar together. Slowly add dry ingredients to the apple butter mixture. Mix until dough forms. Chill for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out cookies. Roll dough into a ball and roll each ball in cinnamon sugar. The dough will be sticky. Place cookies onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for13-15 minutes. Move cookies to wire rack to cool. Makes 2 dozen.


Serving: 24 cookies | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword apple butter
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

This recipe is adapted from Dixie Sugar Crystals.

4 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One Comment

  1. EXCELLENT cookies! A hint of tanginess from the apple butter (I had a jar of home made). I get about 3 dozen; they freeze well. Highly recommend this recipe!