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crumb apple cookies on cutting board

So…Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Which means you’re all ready for food, football, and family drama, right?

You know what I’m ready for? A cocktail or 6 Pie, of course!

Since it took this blog awhile to get off it’s hind legs, most of you probably aren’t familiar with my inspiration and why I named this site what I did. It really all started with this pie.

{Don’t judge my pictures! I didn’t know what “natural light” meant at the time.}

Anyway, Apple Crumb Pie is kinda what I’m “famous” for in my family. It should actually be called “Crumb Apple” because let’s be honest. The crumb is the best part (well, that and the crust, that is). I started making it so many years ago I can’t remember when. I originally followed a recipe from this old cookbook of my moms, a red-checkered Better Homes & Garden one from so many years ago. I’ve changed and altered it so much over time that I now consider it my own.

I know, I know. This post is about cookies. I’ve gotten a little off topic. But not really.

Because I made my apple crumb pie, but in cookie form.

Same yummy apple-crust-crumb flavor, but in a small, delectable bite.

And it’s super heavy on the crumb-crust, thankyouverymuch. Right up my alley.

I cook my apples before I put them in pie, so I did the same. Layer some cooked Grannies on a sweet pie dough (or use store-bought, I won’t judge), sprinkle with crumble, roll, slice, and bake. Oh and then drizzle with white chocolate.  Because all that crumb isn’t sweet enough.

What can I say? Much like me most of the time, they needed a good accessory to complete the look.

So if you need something to take to your Great-Aunt Hilda’s tomorrow…now you have it.

Go ahead. Chase your turkey-stuffing-mashed potato self with one or two or six of these little guys. It’s what Thanksgiving is all about!

Print Friendly and PDFApple Crumb Cookies

For the Crust:
1 ¼ cups flour
¼ cup sugar
½ cup cold butter, diced
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup ice water
1 store-bought crust (from a package of two)
For the Crumb:
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
For the filling:
1 apple, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup white chocolate chips
1.       To make the crust: add the flour, sugar, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine. Add cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water slowly until mixture comes together to form a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until the rest of your ingredients are ready.
2.       To make the Crumb: add butter, flour, and sugar in a medium bowl. Cut it with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. You can also use a pastry cutter for this step.
3.       To make the filling: peel and dice apple. Place in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar and cook for about 3 minutes, just until apples start to lose their whiteness. Remove from heat.
4.       To assemble cookie: roll out crust on a lightly floured surface. Top evenly with apples. Cover apples with crumble. Roll tightly and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour. (You can stick it in the freezer to speed up this step.)
5.       Preheat oven to 350°. Remove chilled cookie roll from refrigerator and cut into ½” slices. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake until golden, about 12-18 minutes. Let cool.
6.       To garnish: melt the while chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Transfer to a Ziploc bag and snip off one corner. Pipe onto cookies and let harden before serving.

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

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Dorothy Kern

Welcome to Crazy for Crust, where I share recipes that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of life.

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  1. Dorothy, I am a bit confused about this cookie, particularly because I do not see any pictures on this post… I am having trouble visualizing it in my crazy brain. Anyway, could you please explain how the cookies are rolled up (i.e. like a cinnamon roll), so that I can make this delicious treat! Thanks in advance, and God bless you.

    1. This is such an old post – I need to update it and the photos! Yes it’s rolled up like a spiral cookie or cinnamon roll.