Apple Butter Cookies

Sep 12, 2023 | Food, Sweets

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Baking these Apple Butter Cookies brought all the falls feels!  Browned butter, apple butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice, brown sugar, maple syrup!  What better way to enjoy a rainy day than to bake these cookies…gooey with large chunks of chocolate and so soft like a donut.
Apple Butter Cookies |

How to make these perfect fall cookies:

Step 1: brown the butter

Have you ever made browned butter before?  This was my first time and it was so easy.  Bring 2 sticks of butter to a boil and stirr until you see the butter change to a deep golden color.  The butter will start to bubble and foam up.  This took approximately 5 minutes.  I turned off the heat and let sit for a few minutes to cook more before transferring to a heat safe bowl while I pulled all the other ingredient together.

Little brown bits will form on the bottom of the pan. Those are the nutty little bits that will make your recipes extra delicious. Especially with the oats. I found the pairing to be really special.  The smell of this browned butter is so delicious.  I also think the nuttiness of the butter goes well with the maple syrup in this cookie!

Apple Butter Cookies |

Step 2: mix in the wet ingredients

When the butter has browned, the rest is simple.  This is a very easy and fast cookie recipe.  You can use a mixer, but a spatula will do the trick too.  Mix the butter with brown sugar, apple butter, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla.  I used store bought apple butter but next time might try following a homemade recipe

Apple Butter Cookies |
Apple Butter Cookies |

Step 3: mix in the dry ingredients

Add flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all-spice, to the bowl with all of the wet ingredients.  Then mix, mix, mix, and fold in chocolate chunks, or a combination! You can use both chunks and chips if you like.  !  I really wish I would have used walnuts in this recipe.  They would have added so much texture and chunkiness to the cookie.  I had grabbed a bag at the grocery store and then ended up putting them back!  

Apple Butter Cookies |

Step 4: let the dough sit, then bake

Next, let the dough sit for 10 minutes. As dough sits, it will stiffen up and be easier to form into cookies.

Once the dough has chilled out, roll it into dough balls and bake away!  I rolled mine into small/medium sized balls and this recipe made 21 cookies.

Apple Butter Cookies |

Step 5: cinnamon sugar

While the cookies bake, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Then when the cookies come out of the oven, you can sprinkle each with cinnamon-sugar to make these just like a cinnamon-sugar coated doughnut.  You can baste each cookie with melted butter but I just sprinkled the cinnamon-sugar mixture on them as soon as they came out of the oven.  

So heavenly. I’m telling you all, you will love every bite! So simple, and so delicious. It’s hard to beat a great fall flavored chocolate chip cookie – these are pretty special!

Apple Butter Cookies |

If you are looking for more fall recipes, check them out here below.  We are in fall mode at the Domitrovich house.  The dogs got their new October bows by NautyPaws which I’ll show you next week, the house is getting decorated slowly but surely and I’ll be baking and cooking more fall recipes to share with you all!  I even have some fun new tablescapes for you to get inspiration from!  Happy Fall Ya’All :-).

Apple Butter Cookies |


Apple Butter Cookies |

Apple Butter Cookies

Baking these Apple Butter Cookies brought all the falls feels!  Browned butter, apple butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice, maple syrup!  What better way to enjoy a rainy day than to bake these cookies…gooey with large chunks of chocolate and so soft like a donut.  
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Browned butter, apple butter, nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice, maple syrup
Author: Two Adorable Labs


  • 2 sticks butter I used Land O'Lakes, salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar I used light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs I used Vital Farms Eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp all-spice
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add butter to a pan over medium heat. Cook until the butter begins to brown or get a light golden color. The butter will start to foam. When it does, turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes. Then transfer to a heat safe bowl.
  • Add to the butter, the brown sugar, maple syrup, apple butter eggs, and vanilla mixing until smooth.
  • Add the flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and a pinch of salt (if you prefer). Mix in the chocolate chunks until well blended.
  • Roll dough out into small to medium sized balls and place about 2 inches apart on pan. Slightly flatten dough with a spoon. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • While cookies are baking, combine your sugar and cinnamon and top cookie as soon as they come out of the oven.
I’m Bobbi Jo, a lab-lover who took my passion for animals and dogs and turned it into something bigger.  When I adopted Jake and Maggie, my love for them became the driving force behind Two Adorable Labs, and my blog was born.  My hope is to not only share them with the world, but to help educate others on the importance of animal health and well-being.

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