Apple Pie Cookies Recipe

  • 4 vegan graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  • 6 tablespoons room-temperature water
  • 1⁄2 cup hemp, almond, soy, or rice milk
  • 1⁄2 cup vegan margarine
  • 1⁄2 cup natural cane sugar (Sucanat or Rapadura), brown rice syrup, or real maple syrup
  • 1 cup diced peeled apple
  • 1 cup whole-wheat or spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Prep time: 10 min • Cook time: 12–14 min • Yield: 12 cookies (12 servings)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Break the graham crackers into small pieces and crush in a bowl with the back of a soup ladle or large spoon. Alternately, place the graham crackers in a food processor and pulse 10 or 12 times until the crackers are ground into crumbs.
  3. Combine the flaxseeds and water in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk well and stir regularly for 5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Combine the milk, margarine, and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and melt the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the milk mixture from the heat and stir in the flax mixture, apple, and graham crackers.
  5. Combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well. Mix the milk and apple mixture into the flour and stir well to combine. Add the walnuts (if desired).
  6. Scoop 2-tablespoon portions of dough onto the baking sheet, leaving at least 1 inch in between each cookie. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until they begin to turn brown and crunchy.