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Apple Butter Cookies Recipe

Apple Butter Cookies Recipe

My mother used to bake these mouthwatering cookies for an after-school treat. Though it's been 55 years since I first found out about them, I still savor the smell that fills the house as these cookies bake. They stay moist and fresh for a long time, or the dough can be stored in the refrigerator for several days so you can bake as you need them.—Dorothy Hawkins, Springhill, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. YIELD:15 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg, oats and apple butter. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture along with the milk; beat until blended. Stir in nuts and raisins. Cover and refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • 2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 185 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Apple Butter Cookies

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Grama Bev 235790
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"We have home grown apples; these are delicious and easy to make. I let them sit for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet; they are nice for Fall coffee."

barnard1 17461
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"I changed my receipt to maple syrup and no nuts or raisins the cookies were amazing and school friendly"

mmdoll 11869
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"These cookies had a good flavor, but turned out flat. I've tried them twice now and added extra flour the second time and they weren't any better. I will not make them again."

pinkiepie 11864
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Mine too turned out flat and even dark on the sides. They tasted good but not to nice looking so think I will try some thing else. I was trying to use some apple butter I had made."

kjv1611_girl 201795
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"These were okay.I added the extra flour like someone suggested, but my first batch wasnt very sweet. So for the second batch I sprinkled some Cinnamon Sugar on top. Those were pretty good."

prettybluiz 15426
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"This cookies are delicious and very moist. I baked them on a cooking stone and they did not flatten out. I made a second batch using mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. They too were delicious. This recipe is a keeper."

cynda53 16554
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I doubled the recipe and added about a quarter cup more flour and mine came out fine and not flat."

Bess93 17456
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"Good flavour and turned out soft and chewy. However, they went way flat! From the picture provided I expected them to be fluffy, but they were really flat. I would make them again though because they did have a good flavour."

Ralph and Joyce 17039
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"cookies are very tasty,wondering why they came out flat,they were refridgerated at lease 30 min."

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