If you’re anything like me, you’ll see these super cute little thumbprint cookies and you’re like, “oohh, those look fancy. They’re probably a lot of work.”. Nope, they’re not! And with this simple 3 ingredient, Cinnamon Apple Thumbprint Cookie recipe, it will really be a breeze!
I LOVE apples. I’m not even joking. Fuji apples (so so sweet!) are amazing as a snack but I keep the small red apples in our home mostly because they aren’t as sweet and go great with peanut butter, which is usually what I eat for breakfast. It’s my morning serving of fiber and protein!
While I’m sure we’d all love to make everything from scratch, we don’t always have the time. That’s okay! We can still make something amazing and this cookie recipe is the perfect example of how! Since many of us don’t have time to cut up and cook apples, apple filling is the next best thing! Don’t believe me? Try this simple cobbler recipe. It’s, by far, my most popular recipe in all 10 years that I’ve been blogging!
Don’t be ashamed of buying those packages of cookie mix either! I use an oatmeal cookie mix for some Ranger cookies and boy are they popular! Nobody cares that it’s a packaged cookie mix y’all. That’s what I did for these. Sugar cookie mix to the rescue! Something that does help, though is a good Wilton cookie pan! Seriously, unless you have original hand-me-downs from grandma, you need one like Wilton! 100% of all my baking pans are Wilton. They are built right, last forever, and bake goodies perfectly.
With that said, it’s time to make cookies. You’re just gonna mix up your sugar cookie mix, make an indention, scoop some pie filling into the indention, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake. That’s it y’all! And look how delightful they are. They taste GREAT too!
- 1 pkg Sugar Cookie Mix (dry)
- ⅓ C Apple Pie Filling
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350
- Prepare the sugar cookie mix according to the package directions,
- Put the pie filling on a board and dice up the pieces of apple into a fine dice
- Measuring out approximately 1 – 2 tbsp of cookie dough, roll it into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking pan.
- Poke an indent into the cookie ball with your finger or a round object (wooden spoon handle),
- Scoop anywhere from ¼ tsp to ½ tsp of apple filling into the holes of the cookies,
- Scoop the cinnamon onto a sieve and lightly dust each cookie before placing in the oven,
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the cookie is browned around the edges.
If apples aren’t your thing, try these other thumbprint cookies!