Apple Cider Cookies

These Apple Cider Cookies are pillowy soft and are reminiscent of the Apple Cider donuts I buy from our local apple festival each year.   They are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.  They are coated with cinnamon and sugar and make the perfect fall cookie!  Your kitchen will smell like fall spices and while these cookies are baking in the oven!  These made from scratch cookies will deliver big flavors! 

One tradition we started after I moved to Iowa as an adult is going apple picking every year. There is nothing like hauling bags of freshly picked apples back home and snacking on apples in the car all the way home.  However, when we visit various apple orchards each year, the best part is getting an Apple Cider Donut.

These cookies remind me so much of those Apple Orchard apple cider donuts!  These are easy to throw together, and the cookies turn out pillowy soft on the inside and crispy on the outside!

This Recipe is Easy!  All you need is:

1 1/2 cups of All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 cup of sugar

One teaspoon of cinnamon

One teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 Egg

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1/3 cup of Apple Cider.  If apple cider is unavailable, you can make apple cider using an apple cider drink mix.

One tablespoon of Cinnamon and Sugar for coating

What if I can’t find apple cider?

Apple Cider is usually in-store during the fall and winter seasons. If you want to make these cider cookies out of season, I suggest buying the hot apple cider mix packets you would find in the tea/coffee aisle of your grocery store.

You can make this cookie dough ahead of time

  • Refrigerate dough for up to two days.
  • Freeze dough in airtight freezer bags for up to two months.
  • You can also make the cookie balls ahead of time and freeze them from frozen.
  • Baking Tip-The recipe calls for you to refrigerate the cookie dough for up to 30 minutes.   You can skip this step if you’re in a pinch.  The cookies won’t roll into a ball as quickly, but they will still taste delicious!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in a small bowl: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon.  Set aside.

  3. Using an electric mixer, wet cream ingredients: butter, vanilla, egg, apple cider,

  4. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. And mix well.

  5. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

  6. Roll dough into balls using your cookie scoop. Coat each ball with cinnamon and sugar and place dough balls evenly on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.

  8. Let cookies cool on a cooling rack and serve.

You will love the golden brown color of these cookies and the apple flavor that these cookies produce!  This recipe has quickly become one of my favorite cookie recipes!   You might not want to keep these on your kitchen counter, or they will disappear fast!

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Apple Cider Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup  sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup cinnamon and sugar for coating

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar, cinnamon, and set aside.

  2. Using an electric mixer, mix wet ingredients: butter, vanilla, egg, apple cider.

  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

  4. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

  5. Roll dough into balls using your cookie scoop. Coat each ball with cinnamon and sugar and place evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  6. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.

  7. Let cookies cool and serve.

These cookies are so good!  If you enjoy this texture of the cookie, then you might want to check out my

Orange Juice Cookies

 Pineapple Juice Cookies

Please let me know If you try these!  You can tag me on social media or comment below this post.  You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter, and  Instagram @kristen_makethebest or comment below!

 

4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What should to oven be preheated to?

     
  2. beth Kenneweg

    H iKristen I do not see what temperature to bake these ??

     

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