These Cinnamon Apple Cookies with ginger are a warm, cozy, and perfect fall cookie recipe (more cookie recipe ideas are at the bottom of this post, if you are looking). But the best part of these is really that the star of the cookies is apple. That’s kind of rare in a cookie. Ginger and apple are two of my absolute favorite ingredients in fall recipes. They just make me think of crunching leaves and crisp mornings. Add in a bit of cinnamon and you just can’t put these down. Ever.
My son Levi’s favorite cookie is my soft Ginger cookies.
He’ll eat those by the pocketful if I let him. And yes, he has been known to try to fill his pockets without detection! The recipe below is similar to my traditional Ginger cookies adapted a bit to make allowances for the liquid that chopped apples add to the dough. I know that adding apples doesn’t make these healthy, but it does make me feel at least a bit better about making them!
I am a giant fan of Granny Smith apples but use YOUR favorite. If you choose an apple with a less-than-crunchy skin…peel it before chopping. And better yet…head out to a local apple orchard and pick the apples for your cookies! Nothing beats picking your own apples. Other than eating them, that is!
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/8 cup brown sugar or molasses, or honey
- 1 apple chopped small I used a Granny Smith
- Beat sugars, butter, and egg together.
- Add flours, spices, and baking soda. Beat together.
- Stir in chopped apple.
- Roll into balls 1-2 inches in diameter.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes on 350 degrees.
- Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon while warm, if desired.
Are you looking for cookie recipes? We have a few we love here at NellieBellie:
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten-free)
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy, Classic Shortbread Cookies
Jammy Dodger Cookies (Dr. Who inspired)