Copycat Crumbl Apple Crumb Cake Cookies

What Are Apple Crumb  Cake Cookies?

These Copycat Crumbl cookies are made with a chewy, tender brown sugar cookie, brown sugar glaze, cooked diced apples and cinnamon streusel!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Make the Dough

Combine the dry ingredients and set aside. Then, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.


Add the egg yolk, applesauce, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Then add in the dry ingredients.

Gather the Dough

Use a rubber spatula to help it come together to form a more cohesive ball.

Form Dough Balls

Create cookie dough balls of about 6 tablespoons of cookie dough per ball. You should get 8 balls.

Flatten Into Discs

Place cookie dough balls on baking sheets, and flatten them down to a little more than 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Bake and Cool

Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes. Then let cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Make the Filling

Combine the apples, lemon juice and water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each.

Make the Streusel

In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut butter into flour mixture until fully incorporated and crumbly.

Make the Glaze

Whisk together powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and heavy cream until well combined.

Cover with Glaze

Spread 1-2 tablespoons of the glaze onto each cookie.

Top with Apples

Divide the apples evenly between the cookies, about 1-2 tablespoons each.

Sprinkle with Streusel

Sprinkle the streusel onto the cookies, dividing it evenly between the cookies.


Serve either cool or at room temperature. Cookies are best if eaten with 3-4 days.

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