Apple Pie Cookie Cups Recipe

Sarah Michelle Gellar | Foodstirs

Apple pie cookie cups are a sweet little dessert the whole family can love. Grab your Foodstirs sugar cookie mix and let's get to...

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Food Fanatic is excited to welcome Sarah Michelle Gellar as our newest baking contributor. Sarah is passionate about getting kids in the kitchen with you, and one of the easiest ways to do that is with Foodstirs baking kits and mixes, a company Sarah Michelle herself helped launch. We hope you think these Apple Pie Cookie Cups are as perfect for Thanksgiving as we do!

Fall is my favorite time of the year -- I love all of the holidays, the change of weather, and the time I spend with my family in the kitchen baking.

Growing up in New York, I have fond memories of apple picking with my mom. Apples are one of my favorite fruits for baking fall desserts and I am proud to say this recipe includes the Foodstirs Sugar Cookie mix as the base, which is free of artificial preservatives, flavors and dyes.

I decided to experiment in the kitchen with green apples and the sugar cookie mix. It turns out that the Foodstirs sugar cookie dough makes a yummy pie crust!

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My kids joined me in creating this recipe. They were busy little bakers assisting me throughout the entire process.

We are excited to serve these apple pie cookie cups at our Thanksgiving dinner this year. I know your family will love them just as much as we do!

In an effort to share this experience with you, we’re giving away a Foodstirs Sugar Cookie mix and a Foodstirs Dip-dye Tote Bag for apple picking to 5 lucky winners! 
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Foodstirs Co-Founder & Chief Mom

Win your very own Foodstirs goodies!


Apple Pie Cookie Cups Recipe

    12 Servings


For the Sugar Cookie Crust: For the Filling:
  • 3 Apples, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Water


  1. In a bowl, beat butter until creamy, then add the egg white and continue mixing until combined.  Add dry sugar cookie mix and use hands to mix until dough forms.
  2. Gather dough into a ball and flatten into a disc shape. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes or until dough is firm.
  3. While dough is in the freezer, prepare the apple mixture. Melt butter in a nonstick skillet. Add apples and cinnamon and stir until they are coated in the melted butter.
  4. Cook apples on medium heat for 2-3 min. then incorporate the brown sugar and water.  Continue cooking apple mixture until it caramelizes and remove from heat. 
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Remove dough from freezer. Lightly flour your countertop and rolling pin and spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Set aside 1/4 of the cookie dough. Roll remaining dough into nine 1 1/2-inch balls. Place one ball into each muffin cup and press dough into bottom and 2/3 up the sides. Fill each cup with apple mixture.
  7. Roll out the set-aside dough until it is 1/4-inch thick and cut into 1/2-inch wide strips. Place strips on top of each cup in a crisscross pattern, sealing dough at edges.
  8. Bake for 14-16 min. or until crust is golden. Allow cookie cups to cool before enjoying. 


  • Take your cookie cup to the next level and enjoy it a la mode by adding a scoop of organic vanilla ice cream!


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9-12 Cookie Cups
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Author: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Recipe Yields: 9-12 Cookie Cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Cookie Cup
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 133
Calories 245

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 97mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 23g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Michelle Gellar

About Sarah

You may know Sarah Michelle in her many roles on TV and film, but she's also fanatical about baking and family fun. Foodstirs is her venture at combining the two, and we think it's fantastic.

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