Apple Shaped Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Make these apple-shaped sugar cookies for a fun fall party, or a cute after-school snack. These sugar cookies are all decked out for fall and would make a great back-to-school treat idea or teacher gift. 

apple shaped cookies

Apple Shaped Cookies

 Caramel apples are a serious childhood memory for me. I still love it, when they make an appearance in the produce section of the supermarket.

Are you looking for fun fall treat ideas? Try some of my other posts, like…

apple shaped sugar cookies

Here’s a video to help you in the process:

apple shaped cut out sugar cookies

Are you ready to make these fun cookies? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…

Ingredients for Apple Sugar Cookies:

  • Sugar Cookie Dough – Here’s a recipe for the Best Sugar Cookies Ever
  • Red and green food coloring
  • Popsicle sticks – optional
  • Soft Caramel Candies
  • Nuts – optional
  • Wax paper
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 round cookie cutters – one large, one small
apple shaped cookies

Caramel Apple Shaped Cookies

A fun fall treat for the kids.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 115cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • wax paper
  • popsicle stickes optional
  • parchment paper
  • 2 round cookie cutters 1 large and 1 small


  • 16 oz. Sugar Cookie Dough you'll want enough to make 24 cookies
  • red and green food coloring amount will vary

For Caramel Colored Frosting

  • 1 16 oz. Vanilla frosting
  • 1 16 oz. Chocolate frosting
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional


  • Line a baking sheet with Parchment Paper
  • Color most of your sugar cookie dough with red food coloring
  • Take a small amount – maybe about 1/2 cup of dough and color it green for the leaves
  • Use wax paper to roll out the red dough onto
  • Use the round cookie cutter to make red circles
  • Place about 6 circles onto the baking sheet lined with Parchment paper
  • Take the craft sticks and slide them under the apples
  • Roll out the green sugar cookie dough
  • Use a small circle to cut little circles out of the green – cut them in half and shape the circle halves into leaves
  • Press the leaves onto the apples
  • Bake according to the sugar cookie recipe directions
  • Slide the baked cookies off by pulling the parchment paper onto a cooling rack with the cookies still on the paper

for a caramel apple look:

  • Mix a small amount of chocolate frosting into a bowl of vanilla frosting to make a light beige color
  • Once the cookies have cooled, spread the beige frosting onto the bottom of the cookie and sprinkle with nuts


Note – If using the sugar cookie recipe from the post – this will make about 2 dozen cookies
Using real caramel:
  • Using soft caramel, roll it out until it is the width of the cookie
  • shape it into a curved bottom with a couple of curves at the top
  • Place on cookie and press to secure
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 115cal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg

apple shaped cookies

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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