Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Apple Pie Wedge Cookies

I was so happy when my sweet friend, Bridget, of Bake at 350,  invited me to participate in a wonderful project, #GiveAFriendACookie, sponsored by Imperial Sugar. 

This year has had more than its share of disasters, giving everyone the opportunity to reach out and help in a myriad of ways, including volunteering or donating money.  On a more personal and smaller scale, but just as meaningful, there's something else we can do to show we care.We can bake.
If there's one thing I've learned about baking and decorating cookies, it is that things baked with love bring smiles and comfort, and promote friendship and goodwill.
Through the #GiveAFreindACookie project, we have been invited to bake some cookies and pass them along to bring someone cheer, or to offer them as a form of gratitude to someone that has shown us kindness.
Never underestimate the power of a cookie to bring people together.

About two months ago I had total knee replacement surgery and had to rely on others to drive me to physical therapy since I was restricted from driving for six weeks. Five people stepped up to the plate and transported me back and forth to my appointments. It may seem like a small thing, but this act of service meant the world to me. Life is busy for everyone and I appreciated these friends going out of their way to help me.
I have packaged up these apple pie wedge cookies (I made two batches) and will be giving them to each of my "personal drivers" as a way to say "Thank you for being a Sweetie Pie".

I encourage you to keep the #GiveAFriendACookie project rolling along, by baking for your own neighbors, family or friends. If you do, I invite you to return to this blog post, and in the comment section, share your experience, and to post on social media with the hashtag #GiveAFriendACookie. :)

Apple Pie Wedges
{From Cookie Dough Fun}

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup apple butter
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamom
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl 
at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy.
2.  Add egg yolk and apple butter; mix well.
 Add flour, cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla;
beat at low speed until well blended.
3.  Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 
6-inch disc on waxed paper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
4.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Place one disc of dough into 9-inch round pie pan.
5.  Press dough into pan with lightly floured hand
covering pan completely.
6.  Flute edges. Deeply score into 8 wedges. 
(I used a bench scraper to score.)
7.  Use a tiny tear drop cutter(or small, sharp knife) to imprint an "apple seed"
into the center of each wedge.
8.  Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire rack. (I scored the wedges again
and imprinted the  "seeds" again while it was still warm.)
Cool completely. Cut into wedges.

These cookies were amazing (I had to try them for "quality control!") and really do taste just like apple pie! They might be classified more like cookie bars, but whatever you call them, call them TASTY! 


Be sure to click on the links to each of these amazing bloggers for some delicious cookie recipes to add to your holiday (and everyday) baking arsenal...

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Snickerdoodles from The Nifty Foodie
Fall Flower Cookies from The Decorated Cookie
Peanut Butter Cookies from The Bearfoot Baker
Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Baked Bree
Apple Pie Wedge Cookies from Munchkin Munchies
Peppermint Crunch Sugar Cookies from The Domestic Rebel
Pecan Chocolate Fudge Chunk Cookies from Country Cleaver
Everything Cookies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Chocolate Chip Cookies from LilaLoa
Lemon Cardamom Crinkle Cookies from Fifteen Spatulas
Apple Cinnamon Cookies from Dine and Dish
Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies with Sea Salt from A Farmgirl's Dabbles
Fall Wreath Sugar Cookie from Tikkido
Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies from A Southern Fairytale
Chocolate Turtle Cookies from Bake at 350

For nearly 175 years, Imperial Sugar has been helping people communicate thanks, appreciation, love, and sympathy through home-baked treats. At the heart of baking for others is the very act of giving, and Imperial Sugar encourages everyone to bake and share, both in times of celebration and in times of crisis. Together we can make someone’s day just a little bit sweeter. If you are looking for cookie inspiration, visit the Imperial Sugar website for 350+ time-tested cookie recipes.


  1. o Sue, I am so happy to know that the knee replacement surgery went well and you are updating the blog again! Those apple pie cookies look marvelous and are a perfect way to say thank you!

  2. My parents would love these! Do you have suggestions for the adorable smaller pans pictured? How many does a recipe make, and what baking time adjustment do you recommend?

  3. Sue, these are just darling...as are all the cookies you make! ♥

  4. Whaaaaat!? These cookies look fantastic and are so cool! I'm dying to try!

  5. What a clever and adorable cookies! SO CUTE! <3

  6. These are the cutest cookies, ever! What a perfect idea.

  7. These cookies are so stinking cute!

  8. Well, I would definitely call them tasty, but also adorable!! I just saw Meaghan's, #GiveAFriendACookie cookies and clicked on her link to yours. I'm so glad I did! I saw yours on FB but didn't know how you made them. I am in LOVE with this idea! The giving and your idea for Cutie-pie cookies! They look and sound delicious for some apparently awesome friends. Praying you are back to 100% soon. :o)

  9. what a wonderful idea! Hope you've recovered from your knee surgery, but love the idea of showing appreciation to people in your life through baking! Love this recipe, have always just made pie or cookies, not a combination, thank you for this recipe!