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Oil-free Apple Butter Cookies

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  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 14
  • Total Time: 24
  • Yield: 24 1x


Plump and soft, these old-fashioned cookies love to cozy up to a cold glass of nut milk.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple butter*
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda,, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the apple butter, maple syrup, tahini and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well-combined. This is a thick, sticky batter so you may want to dip a spoon into water to form the cookies.
  4. Drop the dough by large tablespoonsful onto the cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until firm and lightly browned on the bottoms.


  • Use my sugar-free Apple Butter recipe (link in post) or I recommend R.W. Knudsen’s organic which has no added sugar.