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Apple Crumble Cookies

Apple Crumble Cookies – imagine a crispy edged, chewy centred oatmeal cookie with the added flavour of a fragrantly spiced apple crumble; just addictive.

Apple Crumble Cookies close up shot on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Apple Crumble Cookies

Recipe updated Oct 2018 to add option for metric measurements plus nutritional information.

Spouse came up with this idea for a cookie version of a classic fall dessert, Apple Crumble and they are utterly delicious!

There is also plenty of warm spice flavour added but you can cut back on the level of spices if you prefer. We found that, like many cookies, these bake better at a larger, coffee house style size, so double the recipe if you need more than a dozen at a time.

Once you taste the first one you might need a double batch because these are going to disappear fast.

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These cookies are utterly delicious with the optional addition of pecans. Try other nuts that you like instead, like almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts. 

The recipe can used dried fruits too so don’t be afraid to experiment with other dried fruits like cherries or apricots. I’ll bet cherry and hazelnut or almond would be particularly good together.

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5 from 5 votes
Apple Crumble Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Apple Crumble Cookies - imagine a crispy edged, chewy centered oatmeal cookie with the added flavor of a fragrantly spiced apple crumble; just addictively delicious.
Author: Barry C. Parsons
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 ½ cups large rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup apple diced, small (dried apples can also be used)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans optional
  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together well. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.

  3. Fold into the creamed mixture. When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, add the rolled oats, apple and pecans.
  4. Chill the dough for for at least an hour or two. Form 1/4 cup measures of dough into balls and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Press down slightly to form thick disks.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until evenly golden brown throughout. Makes about one dozen large cookies.
Recipe Notes

TIPS for baking chewy cookies.
- Baking times to get chewy cookie recipes just right, can vary by a couple of minutes depending on your oven and the type of metal pan being used. I find aluminum cookie sheets best as they do not burn so readily as darker metal pans. - Experiment with baking a few cookies at a time and get the timing and temperature perfect for your oven and baking pans.
- Always chill your cookie dough. Warm dough will spread quickly on the pan and you'll have flat cookies.
- Parchment paper is best for cookie sheets. Greasing a pan can increase the likelihood of burning the bottoms of cookies, particularly in ovens that run hot.
- Chewy cookies tend to fall a little at the centers when they come out of the oven. This is perfectly normal and a cookie that is a minute under baked is always better than a cookie that is a minute over baked.

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Monday 4th of February 2019

Super Delicious and I like the added pecan idea. Thanks a lot's like a "strusel cookie" to me...all the good stuff on too if quick!

Charles Wolfe

Wednesday 24th of October 2018

I tried this and took some to work and everyone loved them. Thank you for a great cookie recipe. The flavor profile was incredible.

Diana J Coady

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

The question mark at the ending of my last sentence was a typo. Apologize.

Diana J Coady

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Hi there Barry, Congrats on your new publication “Cookies”.I purchased several as Christmas gifts for friends to complete their collection of your first two. I realize the logistics of putting together a collection of so many cookie recipes. The job must be daunting in choosing the lucky ones. I must say so, though, I was surprised & disappointed that the icebox, snowball, & thumbprint cookie recipes were not included. To many, these are a staple at Christmastime. Anyways, the best of luck to you & a Very Merry Christmas.?

Michele Sweet

Saturday 13th of October 2018

Want to make small cookies. What you do suggest for changes: Thanks, love your recipes!

Barry C. Parsons

Thursday 25th of October 2018

Just the baking time, I guess.

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