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Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies

Good morning, friends! If it seems I’m a little extra chipper today, it’s because it’s Fall Cookie Week and I couldn’t be more excited to join my friend Michael of Inspired by Charm in sharing a total of 10 new fall cookie recipes with you starting with my Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies!

frosted apple butter sugar cookies

If you’re new to fall cookie week or just need a little extra inspiration, you can catch up here with 12 fall cookie recipes from last year’s festivities.

fall cookie week

My sister and I spent a day of baking, testing, tweaking and tasting to create 5 new amazing fall cookie recipes just for you. Okay, and for me, too, because nothing gets Chris more excited to do dishes or lend an extra hand around the house like a batch of cookies.

frosted apple butter sugar cookie recipe

I would really love to spend a week in the kitchen with Michael, but since we’re hundreds of miles apart, we bake simultaneously for Fall Cookie Week and would love for you to join us! You can follow along with #fallcookieweek and check back here daily for 2 new fall infused recipes!

frosted apple butter sugar cookie recipe

Let’s get started, shall we? When I think fall, I think everything apple, so I tweaked my melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies and added a bit of fall flavor using apple butter and apple cider. It’s the subtle twist that captures the essence of fall and makes these frosted apple butter sugar cookies irresistible!

frosted apple butter sugar cookies

Get my frosted apple butter sugar cookies recipe below, then don’t forget to check out Michael’s new recipe!

Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 8 mins Total Time 18 mins
Serves 36




Combine butter, oil, apple butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth. 

Blend in eggs.

Add flour, salt, cream of tarter and baking soda until just blended.

Refrigerate dough covered for 1+ hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll dough into 1" balls. Bake 8 minutes and allow to cool before icing with apple butter icing.

Recipe Notes

 Get the apple butter icing recipe here

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Today Michael is sharing his Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cookies with you – don’t they look sweet? Since they have the name cinnamon roll in them, I think they’re also a suitable breakfast treat, wouldn’t you agree? Get the recipe here:

fall cookie recipe - pumpkin cinnamon roll cookies

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!


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19 comments on “Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies”

  1. Yessss!! Frosted cookies are my FAVORITE! I’m all about these. They look awesome! Excited to spend the week baking together!

    xo Michael

  2. Sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try them! Is there a recipe for the apple butter icing?

  3. Hi Julie the apple butter cookie sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it. I cant find your apple butter frosting recipe on the posted cookies recipe. Please help.
    Thanks so much

  4. Sweetened or unsweetened apple butter? Our local appke orchard makes the best.

  5. Hi Julie
    These cookies look delicious and I’d like to try making them. Did I miss the icing recipe somewhere? Thanks!

  6. I may be silly, but I don’t know the recipe for the Apple Butter Icing. Is this in a separate post?

  7. Where is the recipe for the apple butter icing ?

  8. These are one of my favorite cookies! And easy too!

  9. We couldn’t stop eating these and look forward to making them again.

  10. How about leaving out the oil and using more apple butter instead?

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