Enjoy the warm spiced flavors of fall by filling cookies with apple butter. Cut these little cookie pies into circles or apple shapes. Either way, they look and taste great.
If you love apple butter, this recipe is for you! These cinnamon cream cheese sugar cookies are filled with a spoonful of fresh apple butter. The cookies have crisp edges and are soft in the middle.
As they bake, your home will be filled with the fantastic aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
When you bite into these soft cookies, you'll enjoy the flavor of a freshly baked apple.
The cookies are simple to make using just 7 ingredients including cream cheese which helps to keep the cookie soft for days.
The cookie dough is perfect for cutting into shapes. I cut some of the cookie dough into circles and some into apples.
I used an apple cookie cutter and then added a small leaf near the stem.
Either way, you'll want to cut a small X into the center of each cookie to allow steam to escape, just like you do with an apple pie.
Head over to the Dixie Crystals website to see this Apple Butter Pillow Cookies recipe.