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Apple Pie Spice Drop Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These Apple Pie Spice Drop Cookies have the flavors of your favorite classic dessert, all wrapped up in one delicious cookie!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar, for rolling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add egg, applesauce and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula, as needed. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture mixing until just incorporated. Do not overmix.

  4. Scoop dough with a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop and form into balls. Roll the balls in the pure cane sugar. Place on prepared sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 10-11 minutes until edges of cookies are set. Let cool slightly on sheet, then remove to wire racks. Repeat with remaining dough.

  5. Store cooled cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to five days.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Spice Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.