Grandmas Old Fashioned Apple Butter Cookies


3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup unsalted butter softened

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

½ cup Apple Butter

½ teaspoon cinnamon


1.) Whisk flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

2.) Cream butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar in a mixer until fluffy.

4.) Mix in eggs, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and apple butter. Beat just until mixed.

5.) Add in flour mixture and mix until just blended together. Chill your dough at least 4 hours. Dough MUST be cold before baking. Preheat oven to 350°F.

6.) Place 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/3 cup sugar in a small bowl.

7.) Scoop balls of cookie dough and roll them in the cinnamon sugar.

8.) Place on your cookie sheet.

9.) Bake cookies for 11-12 minutes for slightly underdone, 13-14 minutes for fully done. I like my cookies half raw, but if you don’t, cook them for the full 13-14 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheets.