Apple Butter Cookies

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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon Sugar
      • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


      1. Cream together butter, apple butter, and sugar on low speed until mostly incorporated. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 1-2 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl at least once during creaming. 
      2. Mix in egg and vanilla. Mix just until well combined.
      3. In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. 
      4. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix until dough forms. 
      5. Place into a refrigerator and chill for 2 hours.  
      6. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
      7. Use a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop to portion out cookies. Roll dough into a ball and roll each ball in cinnamon sugar. 
      8. Place cookies onto an ungreased baking sheet.
      9. Bake 13-15 minutes. Move baked cookies to wire rack to cool. 
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      Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Angie Barrett @BigBearsWife.

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      Kim O
      Oct 17, 2021

      Have made these multiple times and they are always a hit. Cake-like cookie, but we like our cookies on the soft and fluffy side.

      Sep 28, 2021

      This recipe is ok if you like really puffy cakey cookies. They’re almost more like a muffin. The apple butter flavor doesn’t come through, you can only taste cinnamon. The dough is very soft, even after in the fridge for over two hours, so it was difficult to work with. The cookies hardly spread and they didn’t get thin and chewy like how I wanted! I’ll cut back on the cream it tartar and baking soda and add more sugar to get the chewy texture and then add a thumbprint of apple butter on top :)

      Sweetalk member
      Sep 25, 2021

      I like them I didn’t expect it to be sticky but I have another cookie that is the same way the smell will give you the fall.


      Sweetalk member
      Sep 15, 2021

      I made these today and while the flavor was good the batter was to thin for cookies! I ended up making them brownie style. It worked out ok, but don’t expect to get cookies! Very thin batter.

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