You’ll love these apple crisp cookie cups that are delicious and easy to make!  Caramelized apples and cinnamon cookie cups are a perfect fall treat!

One of the Apple Crisp Cookie Cups is topped with ice cream on a plate, with nutmeg, cinnamon and green apple behind.

Apple desserts are perfect for any time of the year but especially for fall.   You can feel the fall in every bite in today’s recipe; apple crisp cinnamon cookie cups.   My cinnamon cookie cups are soft and chewy in the middle and crispy around the edges.  I fill my cinnamon oatmeal cookie cups with caramelized apples.

 5 Apple Crisp Cookie Cups on a blue-gray surface

I use my regular cupcake tin to make these delicious cookie cups.  If you like, you can make them bite size by using your small tin.

It is very easy to make both the cookie cups and caramelized apples.

Let’s go through the recipe:

How to Make Caramelized Apples

First I peel, core and slice the apples into small pieces.   Then I place them into a medium bowl and toss with lemon juice.

Peeled, cored and sliced apples tossed with lemon juice.

Later, I place sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl and mix.  In another small bowl, I mix cornstarch with water. I use cornstarch at the end to thicken the mixture.

Granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg mixture is in a small bowl. Cornstarch and water mixture is in another small bowl.

Next, I place butter into a large pan over medium heat.  When the butter melts, I add the apples and stir until the apples start to soften.

Showing how to make caramelized apples: apples are sauteed in butter.

Then I add the sugar mixture and stir until the sugar melts.  When the mixture starts to boil, I add the cornstarch mixture.  I remove it from the heat when the mixture thickens.

Step by step pictures of making caramelized apples: Sugar-cinnamon-nutmeg mixture is added to the sauteed apples and when sugar is caramelized cornstarch is added.

How to Make Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Cups

First, I combine flour, ground cinnamon, cornstarch and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.

Mixing flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cornstarch in a bowl.

Then I place the butter into the mixing bowl of my stand mixer and beat with paddle attachment until it is soft for almost 2 minutes. I add the sugar and cream until light and fluffy.   Later, I add the egg and mix until combined.  Then, I add the flour mixture and mix until totally incorporated. Finally, I add in the rolled oats and mix well. I scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed during these steps.

Preparing the cookie cup dough: Creaming the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.   Adding the egg and mixing. Adding the flour and mixing. Finally adding the rolled oats and mixing.

The dough is very sticky.  You can use a spoon to fill the muffin tin.  I divide the dough into equally 10 pieces(a little more than 2 ½ tablespoons-55grams) and press them onto the bottom and up sides to give a cup shape with a spoon.

Filling the cupcake tin with dough. Pressing them onto the bottom and up sides to give a cup shape with a spoon.

I bake them at 350°F(177C°) for 14 minutes or until they are golden brown.  When the cookie cups are out of the oven, they are puffed.  So, I  gently press the center with a small glass to give their cup shape again.  I place a parchment paper under the glass to avoid the risk of sticking.

Pressing the center of the puffed cookie cups with a small glass to give their cup shape again.

I remove the cookie cups from the edges with a toothpick after they cool in the pan for 15 minutes.

Removing the cookie cup from the edge with a toothpick.

Then I fill the cups with caramelized apples and top with ice cream.  I drizzle the caramelized sugar that is left in the pan over ice cream. That’s all.  Enjoy!3 Apple Crisp Cookie Cups are topped with ice cream on a plate.

Apple Crisp Cookie Cups
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
24 mins
Total Time
49 mins
 
You’ll love these apple crisp cookie cups that are delicious and easy to make! Cinnamon oatmeal cookie cups are soft and chewy in the middle, crispy at the edges.  They make a perfect combination with caramelized apples. 
Course: Dessert
Keyword: caramelized apples, cookie cups
Servings: 10 cookie cups
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
Caramelized Apples
  • 400 g (2 large apples, 3 and 1/3 cups) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 70 to 105 g (1/3 to 1/2 cup) granulated sugar*
  • 30 g ( 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookie Cups
  • 115 g (1/2) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 110 g (1/2 cup) packed light brown sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 140 g (1 cup) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)**
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 110 g ( 1 cup and 2 tablespoons) rolled oats
Instructions
Caramelized Apples
  1. Toss the cubed apples with lemon juice in a medium bowl.  Set aside the bowl.

  2. Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl,  mix cornstarch with water.  Set aside the bowl. 

  4. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. When the butter melts, add the apples and stir until the apples are getting soft. Then add the sugar mixture.  When the sugar melts and the mixture boils, add the cornstarch.   Remove from the heat when the sugar thickens.  

Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Cups
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F(177C°). Grease regular size cupcake pan and set aside.

  2. Mix flour, ground cinnamon, cornstarch and baking soda in a big bowl. Set aside. 

  3. Place the butter in a large bowl and beat on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes until it is soft with a hand-held mixer or with paddle attachment if using a stand-mixer. Add in the brown and white sugar and cream on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg, mix well. Then, add flour mixture and mix until it is totally incorporated. Finally, add in the rolled oats and mix well. During these steps, stop the machine and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with rubber spatula as needed to be sure they are all mixed.

  4. The dough will be very sticky. (If you like you can keep the dough in the fridge for almost 30 minutes but actually, you don’t need to as it is easy to give a cup shape even the dough is sticky) Use a spoon to fill the muffin tin. Divide the dough into equally 10 pieces(a little more than 2 ½ tablespoons-55grams). Press them onto bottom and up sides to give a cup shape with a spoon. 

  5. Bake for 14 minutes or until they are golden brown. When the cookie cups are out of the oven, they’ll be puffed. Gently press the center with a small glass to give their cup shape again. Place a parchment paper under the glass to avoid the risk of sticking. Remove the cookie cups from the edges with a toothpick after they cool in the pan for 15 minutes. 

Assemble
  1. Fill the cups with caramelized apples. If you don’t eat it immediately, fill the cups when ready to eat as the apples soften the crust.

Recipe Notes

*I use 105g(1/2 cup) sugar when I top the caramelized apples with ice cream. I drizzle extra caramelized sugar that is left in the pan over ice cream.   If you eat it plain,  you can use 70g (1/3 cup) sugar.    

**You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Update Notes: I originally published this post in May 2017.  Today, I update the recipe: besides flour, I use rolled oats to make the cookie cups. 

Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

 

Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

2 thoughts on “Apple Crisp Cookie Cups

  • November 6, 2018 at 3:42 am
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    What temperature did you bake the cookies?

    Reply
    • Meymi
      November 6, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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      You can bake in preheated oven at 350°F(177C°). Thank you!

      Reply

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