• Ingredients: 6
  • Total Time: 40 min


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size:
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
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  • 1 lb unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 cups Empire apples,* skin on, small dice
  • *Or similar variety


  1. In stand mixer, add butter and sugar. Blend with paddle attachment or electric beaters until mixture is light yellow.
  2. Add vanilla. Sift in flour and salt. Add small pieces of apple and continue blending, using hands, until incorporated.
  3. Remove dough, use a little flour (if needed), and work into a long roll (dough log). Wrap dough in plastic and chill for 45-60 minutes until butter sets.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from fridge. Slice into ½ inch circles and place onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and cool. Cookies will harden as they cool.
  5. Top with Apple Cider & Mascarpone Frosting.

Recipe Tips

Tip: It’s important to chill dough to let butter set. Otherwise, cookies will turn out flat.

Top with Apple Cider & Mascarpone Frosting: http://usapple.org/recipe/apple-cider-nutmeg-mascarpone-frosting/

Chef Dave Martin

Recipe By

Chef Dave Martin, Chef Advisory Board Member

Chef Martin, a former Top Chef competitor and show “Fan Favorite,” developed recipes for USApple that not only cater to various life stages, but also to meals from morning to night.

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