Baby Led Weaning Apple Pie Cookies

I guess it could be debated weather these are cookies or pies, but whatever you call them they are the perfect finger food treat for baby led weaning! What I love most about these cookies is that you can freeze them nicely and re-bake them for a warm and crispy crust! Here’s how:

If  you know you will be freezing the cookies, bake them for just a little less than the full time (about 15-18 minutes). Then you will want them to cool completely on a wire rack. If they don’t fully cool, you will get condensation (moisture) when you place in a freezer bag or container. Moisture is the freezers worst enemy.

Fresh apple pie COOKIES! Homemade sweet apple filling with a light and crispy crust.The perfect finger food for baby and toddler hands. Refined sugar free treat that is perfect for baby led weaning snack! #babyledweaning #cookies #applepie #refinedsugarfree  

Moisture = Freezer Burn

So once these baby led weaning apple pie cookies are cooled completely, just pack them up in a freezer container or bag and freeze! When you are ready for ONE cookie or FIVE cookies… Just take them out of the freezer, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 180ºC (350ºF) for 10-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the filling is heated through. 

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For baby led weaning, be sure that the filling is cooled before serving to babies and toddlers. I like to do this test for them… You know, by eating a cookie or two, just to make sure… 🙂

Dunnes stores continue to fuel our families food obsession with their everyday savers line of affordable products and fresh produce. Like the super sweet apples I used for these baby led feeding cookies. The community at Dunnes continue to inspire me to create new and exciting baby led feeding recipe ideas. I’m really a lucky Mum. 

Fresh apple pie COOKIES! Homemade sweet apple filling with a light and crispy crust.The perfect finger food for baby and toddler hands. Refined sugar free treat that is perfect for baby led weaning snack! #babyledweaning #cookies #applepie #refinedsugarfree

Have apples to use up? Here are a few more baby led weaning apple recipes (all refined sugar free):

  1. Apple Cinnamon & Raisin Mini Muffins
  2. SUPER EASY Apple Fruit Roll-ups
  3. Ginger Spice & Apple Crumble Jars

 

Fresh apple pie COOKIES! Homemade sweet apple filling with a light and crispy crust.The perfect finger food for baby and toddler hands. Refined sugar free treat that is perfect for baby led weaning snack! #babyledweaning #cookies #applepie #refinedsugarfree

      • PREP TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 25 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 35 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 16 Cookies

What goes in...

  • Pastry
  • 300g (2 cups) flour
  • 120g (1/2 cup) butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • Apple Filling
  • 6 sweet eating apples
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 egg for egg wash

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Add the flour and butter to a large bowl and using your fingers rub together until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the water (1 tablespoon at a time) and using your hands mix into the flour until it forms a dough. Leave in the fridge covered with cling film until ready to use.
  3. To make the filling, peel the apples and place into a pot with the maple syrup and spices. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and leave for about 10 minutes until the apple is al-dente. Remove from the heat, then use a fork to mash lightly so it becomes more like a lumpy sauce.
  4. Roll the pastry on a floured surface, then cut out 16 mini circles and place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Add a teaspoon of the apple mixture to the centre of each circle and using the back of a spoon press down lightly making sure it doesn’t go to far towards the edges.
  6. Roll our the remaining pastry, cut out more circles then using a knife cut them into lines, and add 4 lines over the apple.
  7. Use a fork to press the pastry together. Brush with an egg wash then bake for 25 minutes until golden and crispy.
  8. Serve warm or cold.
  • HELPFUL TIP - Freezer Tip

    If you know you will be freezing apple pie cookies, bake for slightly less time (about 15-18 minutes), cool completely, then place in an airtight bag or container for freezing. Then bake the mini pies from frozen at 180ºC (350ºF) for about 15 minutes (until golden) for a fresh warm apple pie cookie!

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