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Apple basket sugar cookie cups are the perfect treat for fall. Not only are they easy to make but they are adorable fall decor for your kitchen.

Apple Bushels Cookies

I love fall and I love apple season.  Growing up in Michigan, trips to cider mills and apple picking were always a fall must do activity.

Nevada doesn't exactly have cider mills, though, so I have make my own fun.  Having these little apple baskets sitting on the counter reminds me that it really is fall despite the 100 degrees outside.

Tootsie Roll Apples

The best part is that every apple is different in nature, so you shouldn't worry too much about each apple looking the same.

Sugar Cookie Cups with Apples

Have fun with it! You can do all green, or all red, or mix it up with green and red apples or maybe even yellow for Golden Delicious apples.

Apple Basket Sugar Cookie Cups

Sugar Cookie Cups

Start by making the sugar cookie cups. You will need a mini muffin pan to create the cups.  It's also helpful to have a tart shaper although the back of a tablespoon would also work.

Apples Made from Tootsie Rolls

Once they are baked, set the sugar cookie cups aside to cool completely.

Now, it's time to make the apples. You can make three apples per Tootsie Roll and will need at least one extra green for the leaves.

how to make candy apples

Unwrap the ends of each Tootsie Roll, but leave the candy in the wrapper.

Microwave 2-3 Tootsie Rolls at a time for about 5-10 seconds in the wrapper.

Using a cutting board and sharp knife, cut a green or pink tootsie roll into three pieces. Roll each piece into a round shape. Set aside.

Apple Basket Sugar Cookies

Cut a small piece of a chocolate tootsie roll and roll into a “snake.”

Cut the snake to make a small stem.

Insert a toothpick into the round apple and place the chocolate stem inside.

Flatten a small piece of green tootsie roll and cut a tiny triangle leaf.

Attach to stem.

Sugar Cookie Cups Cookie Recipe

Place in prepared, and completely cooled, sugar cookie cups.  The cookies last well when displayed but if you plan to serve them, then I'd store in an air tight container.
They've lasted for at least 4 days sitting out on the counter and still looked perfect.  Spice up your kitchen this fall with these fun apple baskets!

Apple Basket Sugar Cookie Cups

Serves 40-48     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

How to make apples

  • Chocolate Tootsie Rolls
  • Tootsie Fruit Rolls, divided (green and pink)
  • You can create three apples from one green or pink tootsie roll. You'll need a least 1 extra green for the leaves.
  • Cutting Board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Toothpick

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350. Grease mini muffin pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
  3. Beat sugar and butter with a mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape the bowl sides at least once during mixing. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add flour to mixture and mix until blended.
  5. Roll into 1" balls, place in muffin tin and using a pastry tart shaper , push into tins. If you don't have a tart shaper, you can use the back of a "half circle" tablespoon.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown. These freeze really well.
  7. Microwave 2-3 red and green fruit Tootsie Rolls for about 5-10 seconds in the wrapper. I usually unwrap the ends before I microwave them, but I leave the candy in the wrapper.
  8. Using a cutting board and sharp knife, cut a green or pink tootsie roll into three pieces. Roll each piece into a round shape. Set aside.
  9. Cut a small piece of a chocolate tootsie roll and roll into a "snake." Cut the snake to make a small stem.
  10. Insert a toothpick into the round apple and place the chocolate stem inside. Flatten a small piece of green tootsie roll and cut a tiny triangle leaf. Attach to stem.
  11. Place in prepared, and completely cooled, sugar cookie cups and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 104kcal Calories from fat 43
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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21 comments on “Apple Basket Sugar Cookie Cups

  1. I just pinned your awesome Apple Basket Sugar Cookie Cups, what a special treat!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Erin @ Making Memories on said:

    These cookies are s stinin’ cute!

  3. Great idea and I didn’t know tootsie rolls come in colors. So easy to make and a great treat for the kids (I stay away from chewy candies – last time a filling came lose). Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  4. What a cute idea and they look gorgeous and tasty! Thanks for sharing at #overthemoon link party this week.

  5. These are so adorable!! What a fabulous idea!

  6. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely darling. They are almost too cute to eat. Thanks for sharing.

  7. These are absolutely adorable!!! I can’t wait to make these this weekend with my daughter. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Very imaginative creation … I would have never imagined making little apples out of the tootsie rolls. I’ve never seen coloured ones though, to be honest, I’ve never looked. 🙂

  9. Awesome!! Those look so cute and I bet they taste delicious!!! 😉 WOW! 😉 Thank you for this wonderful inspiration! Have a nice week!
    – Emmi from emmiscookin.com

  10. I fell in love with your recipe the moment I saw it – SO creative!
    Thanks for sharing it at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy –
    You are one of our Featured Guests this week! 🙂
    #245

  11. Too cute! Making those little apples will be like playing with playdoh!

  12. Brilliant!!!! These are the cutest things everrrrrr.

  13. These are so creative and adorable! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Share The Wealth Blog Hop. I’ll be featuring your post as one of my favorites at the next party 🙂

  14. Now those cookies look too adorable to eat, but I’m sure they are fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I have definitely pinned for later.

  15. Those are just the cutest! What a clever idea. I will have to make these with my youngest daughter.

  16. Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing ever! I shared it on my Facebook page!

  17. This is such a cute idea!! Here in New England, fall means apple picking for our family too. I think my kids would love to make these. What a great idea to use the fruity tootsie rolls. They look just like mini apples! So cute. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at the Best of the Blogosphere. Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow! 🙂

  18. STOP.IT. Oh my gosh, I can’t handle the cuteness!!!! Pinned this one for sure. 🙂 So glad you linked up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope to see your latest & greatest this weekend!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  19. Those are the cutest thing ever! I am throwing an apple shower next month and these would be perfect. I am not sure I have the patience to make all those little apples though!