Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies (paleo apple pie cookies)

Some other Cavegirl Cuisine cookies that you may enjoy:
Margarita Cookies
Lemon Coconut Cookies
Bacon Trail Mix Cookies
Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies (paleo apple pie cookies)

Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies (paleo apple pie cookies)


Cookie Portion:


  • 3/4 cup peeled finely diced Granny Smith apple
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cookie ingredients until blended.
  3. Roll 12, 1-inch balls.  Press them down in the middle with your thumb on a parchment paper-lined cooking sheet (or silicone baking mat). They will look like 12 small bowls.  Cook for 12 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, prepare your diced apples and place in a medium saucepan with remaining “topping” ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 5 minutes.
  5. When the cookies are done cooking, remove from the oven and distribute topping mixture over each cookie. Continue to cook in the oven for an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Let cool COMPLETELY to let the cookies set.  Yields 12 cookies.
  7. Enjoy!



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  1. Mike Pulskamp says:

    Made these the other day. Huge Hit! my wife stole half of them! I think I will try them with blackberries.

  2. Made these last night and since we have an old pear tree that gave us gobs of free (organic-don't ever do anything to this tree but thank it) pears. You could not tell that it was pears instead of apples! And when hubby has to have 3 or 4 you know you got a good recipe!

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