These sweet Toffee Apple Pie Cookies are loaded with candy bits and shredded apples. Fill your cookie jar with a batch of these soft apple cookies. If they last that long...
Anyone else craving something sweet today? I have some Toffee Apple Pie Cookies with your name written all over them. Come on over and we will sit and chit chat while we munch on a batch of homemade cookies.
These are the perfect fall treat to enjoy with a homemade Salted Caramel Mocha Latte. Soft bites of apple, the little taste of graham cracker, and the crunch of toffee all in one little sweet cookie will have you reaching for a second and a third apple cookie in a hurry.
And because they have fresh apples in them, I consider these a perfect breakfast food too. Don't you think they kind of look like a muffin top? Of course, thinking about muffins makes me want to make another batch of these Cinnamon Sugar Apple Donut Holes too.
Do you want to know what I liked best about these apple cookies? Well, besides the fact that I added candy to them and white chocolate drizzles to the top.
These cookies stayed soft for almost an entire week because of the apple bits. I kept them in a very tightly sealed container, and 5 days later they tasted just as good as the day I baked them.
I have a feeling that they would have stayed soft for a week or more, but since they didn't last that long I'll never know.
Although, I'm wishing I had thrown them in the freezer right away for lunches because I couldn't seem to stop eating them. Fingers crossed that one of these days I will crave things like this Strawberry Orange Spinach Salad instead of cookies.
Thank goodness for cooler weather coming and baggy sweatshirts, so I can hide my cookie chub. Am I right?
Tips for making Toffee Apple Pie Cookies:
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat it again.
Stir together all the dry ingredients and slowly add them the butter mixture.
Use a food processor to shred some apple slices. Stir the shredded apples and toffee bits gently into the cookie dough. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes, so that the cookies do not spread too much when baking.
Using a cookie scoop, divide the dough into 24 dough balls. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. I like to use a Silpat on my baking sheet to keep them from spreading too much.
Once the cookies are cool, drizzle the tops with some melted chocolate. You could also sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs or toffee bits on top, if you like.
More easy apple recipes you may enjoy:
- Apple Snickers Cake
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Apple Rings
- Caramel Apple Cheesecakes
- Butterfinger Apple Tart
- Dutch Apple Pumpkin Crisp
(original photo from September 2012)
*The recipe and post for these Toffee Apple Pie Cookies was originally posted on September 17, 2012. The post and pictures have been updated and republished on October 1, 2018.
Hi! I’m dying to try these but I’m curious what you used for toffee bits?? The only ones I can seem to find are Heath ones that have chocolate on them. Is that what you used? Also, a particular kind of apples? Thanks in advance!
Usually the Heath ones come without chocolate too, so those are what I used. The chocolate ones will work too, but will give it a slight chocolate flavor. I usually use Gala apples for all my baking just because they are my favorite. I hope you enjoy the cookies!
Can the butter be replaced with Vegan butter or should I stick to real butter?
I have never baked anything with vegan butter, so I am unfamiliar with how it would be in a recipe. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.
I have made these and boy oh boy! They are absolutely delicious! Yes, they do stay soft and I had many many compliments for them. I also have a co worker BEGGING for me to make them again lol. They are so pretty after you drizzle them with the white chocolate. I found this site because we have apple trees and this year was a very good year for apples! There were quite a few recipes I collected but this one is hands down THE BEST!!!! Thank you!
This recipe is AMAZING!! I have made it multiple times, it is perfect to bring to friend's/family's houses over the holidays. It is always such a big hit! Many people have raved about them and asked for the recipe. If you don't know what to bring over for thanksgiving, BRING THESE!!
I am so glad to hear how much you like this cookie recipe!!! It is one of my favorite cookies too!!!
These had potential, the flavors were good, but they were waaaaaaaay to sweet for my taste
I'm sorry they were too sweet for you. You could leave off the extra drizzle of white chocolate to save some sugar. I just like to make them look pretty with it. The cookies would be fine without it!
You say 5 days for the cookies to stay soft. After that are they still good when they aren't so soft?
They would still be fine to eat. Ours didn't last that long for me to find out though 🙂
Do you need to peel the apple first?
You can do either. It is up to you what you want. I usually leave the peel on and shred the apples in a small food processor.
These look so amazing! That drizzle is killing me! I shared a link to them on my FB page 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151818217533070&set=a.174654903069.124188.163690253069&type=1
I found this recipe on Pinterest and made a double batch for a cookie exchange I attended yesterday. Absolutely delicious and highly addictive! Thanks so much for sharing - I will definitely be making these again.
It makes me so happy to hear how much you liked them...thank you for sharing with me:-)
I made these this weekend just to try them out...amazing! I suggest keeping them in the oven for maybe 15 minutes tops! I did 12 and they were a bit gooey (still delish!) I will definitely be making them for thanksgiving and bringing them over to my boyfriend's family's house! (That's how you know they're good...they are good enough to show off to the boyfriends family LOL) Love them! Thank you for the recipe!!
I am glad you loved the recipe that much:-) Every oven is different so I'm guessing that is why the difference in time. Although I kind of like gooey centers:-)
Taking a batch of these with me to my aunt in Florida (we are in Ohio) They are so unique good and really do stay soft for days. I'm sure they'll travel well....if they make it that far. lol
Jocelyn, What a great recipe! They sound amazing! Thanks so much for entering this last week in the Iron Chef Mom link-up/contest for Apples on Cheerios and Lattes! We are so glad you could make it! We look forward to your chocolate recipes this week! 🙂
Mackenzie from the Iron Chef Mom Team 🙂
Michelle's Tasty Creations
Wow! These are a must try right now! I love the toffee and apple combo. Delicious. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes each week with my readers 🙂
These look awesome. I was really drawn to them when I saw them at Tidy mom's link up party. They sound delicious too. I love apples in anything.
Thank you:-) Apples in anything just gives such a great texture and taste!!
I made these this afternoon after finding the recipe on Pinterest. They are yummy...even without the white chocolate frosting! Mine came out kinda flat and not sure why. Thanks for the recipe that really tastes like fall!
I am so glad to hear that you made them and love the taste. You could refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes next time...that will help them not spread so much.
These look so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
Adorned From Above
Loving the photography, so colorful and vivid!
I'd love it if you would link this (and a couple other recipes if you'd like) up to Wonderful Food Wednesday at: http://www.athometake2.com. I hope you can stop by.
Jessica @ At Home Take 2
oh man, Jocelyn... these cookies look great!