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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.

Recipe Note

If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked cookies in tins or freezer bags for the months ahead.

Nutritional Facts

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

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268950
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

"These cookies didn't rise much, but had a excellent flavor."

Grama Bev User ID: 5892638 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 User ID: 7658258 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 User ID: 6107827 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 User ID: 5517629 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 User ID: 6046253 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 User ID: 191293 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 User ID: 2708598 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 User ID: 5874799 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 User ID: 5731263 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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