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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for apple pie muffin top cookies with vanilla maple glaze. You will love these soft apple cookies.

Apple Pie Muffin Top Cookies with Vanilla Maple Glaze

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Bella
These apple pie muffin top cookies are wonderful! Apple cinnamon cookies are perfect for the fall. These glazed apple cookies are finished off with the most exquisite vanilla maple glaze. If you are a fan of soft apple cookies, you will love this muffin top cookies recipe.
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  • 3/4 Cup butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Cup flour  all-purpose
  • 1 Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 Cup nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup real
  • 1 1/2 Cup apple grated, Granny Smith or Honey Crisp

Cookie Glaze 

  • 1 Cup icing sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 Tsp. maple syrup real


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl cream together butter and brown sugar on medium high speed until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. 
  • Add vanilla and egg and mix until combined.  
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt , cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.  
  • Add  a third of the dry mixture to the batter mix until just combined on medium low speed. Then add half the maple syrup followed by another third of flour. Finally add the remaining maple syrup and then the last  third of flour until combined. Do not over mix! 
  • Fold in grated apples until evenly dispersed. 
  • Prepare 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper (or bake one batch at a time).  
  • Use a medium cookie scoop  to drop batter onto the  pan 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. 12 cookies per sheet. 
  • Bake for 12 to14 minutes until lightly golden. Leave on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes to set and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.  
  • While cookies are cooling, prepare the cookie glaze. In a small deep bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar, whipping cream , melted butter and vanilla until smooth it will be slightly thick. Transfer to a ziplock bag and cut out a small corner to pipe on the cookies.  
  • Pipe cookies with glaze or spread with a butter knife.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg


  • These cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to  3 days. 
  • If you like chunkier apple pieces feel free to dice them as opposed to grating them. 
  • If you like spicier cookies feel free to add more cinnamon and ginger! 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.