Apple Butter Brown Sugar Cookies (Dairy Free)

Our soft apple butter brown sugar cookies are great for the early fall apple harvest. These cookies are great made with homemade apple butter, and they are nut free, vegan, and can be made gluten free as well!
Nut free, vegan, gluten free option; Free of: dairy, eggs, soy
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple butter cookies, apple sugar cookies, brown sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 120kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside, or set out a baking stone.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour or (gluten free flour blend), baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat together the palm oil shortening, brown sugar, apple butter, and vanilla with a hand mixer until mixed well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the shortening sugar mixture and blend together with a hand mixer until smooth and a dough forms.
  • Roll Tablespoon fulls of cookie dough into balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool more.



These cookies are soft cookies. For crispy cookies, replace the brown sugar with white granulated sugar, use only 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon flour, and bake for 17 minutes. 


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg