Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies | Julie Blanner

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  • Melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies infused with 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! Easy to make and delicious to eat!

    frosted apple butter sugar cookies on a white serving plate

    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!

    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!

    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.

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    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!

    What You Will Need To Make These Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies

    These apple cookies require just a few simple ingredients, and they are sure to stand out in a crowd!

    How to Make Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies

    It really couldn’t be easier to make these delicious fall cookies!

    1. Combine butter, oil, apple butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth. 
    2. Blend in eggs.
    3. Add flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda until just blended.
    4. Refrigerate dough covered for 1+ hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    5. Roll dough into 1″ balls. Bake 8 minutes and allow to cool before icing with apple butter icing.

    Close up of frosted cookies on a plate

    Apple Cookies With Frosting

    The frosting that finishes these cookies really turns them into something special! The frosting is made in less than 5 minutes and I love how the apple butter balances this sweet frosting and adds a subtle fall flavor. It’s perfect for these cookies, but you can of course use it on a variety of baked goods! Get the recipe for the apple butter icing here.

    What is a Sugar Cookie?

    A sugar cookie is made from a classic recipe of sugar, flour, butter eggs and vanilla. They are formed by hand before being baked. The simple cookies are then decorated with sprinkles, sugar, or in this case a sweet icing. 

    Can you make these cookies ahead of time?

    You can make the sugar cookies ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for 2 or 3 days at room temperature. If you plan on making them ahead of time, don’t ice them, wait until you are ready to serve.

    frosted apple butter sugar cookies ready to eat

    Top Tips To Make Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies

    • You can mix the dough by hand or use a stand mixer on a low speed.
    • Allow time to refrigerate the dough for an hour before baking the cookies.
    • Bake the cookies in a preheated oven for the best results.
    • Allow the cookies to cool completely before icing them.

    Eight cookies with frosting on a white plate

    Be Sure To Check Out Some Of My Other Cookie Recipes!

    Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    (Gooey Butter) Eggnog Cookies

    Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies (that are flourless!)

    Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (with Brown Butter)

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

    If you try this frosted apple butter sugar cookie recipe, please come back to share using my 5 star rating in the comments below! Not only do I appreciate it, but I know readers do, too! For more easy recipes and simple living ideas, subscribe to my newsletter!

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    frosted apple butter sugar cookies

    Frosted Apple Butter Sugar Cookies

    Melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies infused with 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!
    5 from 1 vote
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    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 8 minutes
    Total Time: 18 minutes
    Servings: 36
    Calories: 175kcal

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • Combine butter, oil, apple butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth. 
    • Blend in eggs.
    • Add flour, salt, cream of tartar 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.

    Notes

     Get the apple butter icing recipe here.
     

    Nutrition

    Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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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:

    pumpkin cinnamon roll cookies on a white plate

    Can’t wait to see you tomorrow!

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