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These Apple Rose Cookies are a festive dessert that combine apple roses with cookie dough for a fabulous bite size dessert
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Easy Rose Apple Cookie Cups (With Video)

Easy Rose Apple Cookie Cups – Delicious desserts that also look gorgeous. Fun recipe to make with kids. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Cindy


Apple Roses

  • 2 red apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar

Cookie Dough

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk from a large egg
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • pinch salt
  • cup mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar for serving, optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and mix.
  • Add the flour and salt and mix until well combined, and then stir in the mini chocolate chips. Put the bowl in the refrigerator to chill.
  • Place the apples on a work surface. Using a sharp paring knife, halve them and remove cores and seeds. Then lie flat and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  • In a large microwaveable bowl, add apple slices and lemon juice and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and melted butter together. Then add to the apple slices, stirring to coat.
  • Microwave for about 2 minutes or until the apple slices are pliable. Strain out any accumulated liquid.
  • Arrange 4-5 apple slices in a row with an inch of overlap on each. Starting with one end, gently roll the slices together to make a rose. Repeat for 23 more roses.
  • Place about 1 tbsp of cookie dough into each muffin cup, pressing down halfway in the middle with a melon baller or your thumb.
  • Then place a rose into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or until cookie cups are golden.
  • Let cool at room temperature in the muffin tin (Note: be sure to let these cool completely). Dust with powdered sugar, serve and enjoy!


-For better results, it’s better to use homemade cookie dough instead of store-bought for this recipe.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.2mg