Apple Butter Cookies

Susan Feliciano


I've found that whole wheat flour works well when combined with fruit or vegetable purees - like carrot cake, zucchini bread, banana bread, pumpkin loaves, and these cookies. So enjoy using whole grains and eating your sweets!


★★★★★ 1 vote

about 3 dozen
15 Min
20 Min


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  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar (or xylitol sweetener)
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
  • 1/2 c
    apple butter
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    hot water
  • 2 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour (approximate)

How to Make Apple Butter Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream together brown sugar, butter, and sorghum. Add egg and apple butter; beat until well blended.
  3. Stir baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into hot water. Stir into creamed mixture, blending thoroughly. Add the flour and mix well.
  4. Drop dough from a teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with baker's sugar, or flatten with a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on pans, then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. If you like, add a little more flour (maybe 1/4 cup) and you can form these into balls and roll in granulated sugar. That's what I did with the ones in the picture.

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About Apple Butter Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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