Sunday, August 23, 2015

Apple Pie Cookies

In the original recipe, it calls for apple pie filling. I don't normally buy apple pie filling, so I made my own. 

1 1/4 cup cold water
2/3 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 cups chopped and peeled apples
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1/4 cup caramel topping
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Get the pie crusts out of the refrigerator and let them sit for about 15 minutes to warm. 

Place 1 1/4 cup water, 2/3 cup sugar, and 3 T cornstarch in a saucepan. Heat the mixture until boiling and thick, while stirring with a whisk. When thick, remove from the heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. 

Meanwhile, peel and chop 5-6 medium apples. Add to the thickened sauce. 

Spread caramel sauce on the top of one of the pie crusts. Then top with the pie filling. (I had some extra pie filling. I will use that to top some ice cream later :) ) 

Cut strips out of the second pie crust and place it on top of the pie filling.

Using a cookie cutter, cut out small pies and place on a greased cookie sheet. (I had a heart cookie cutter, so I used that.)
Brush the cookie with beaten egg. Stir 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg in a bowl. Sprinkle that mixture on the top of the cookies. 

Bake for about 20 minutes, or until brown.