A cookie tray of cooked apple crumble cookies held with a colorful pot holder.

Curiously Sour Apple Crumble Cookie

Kristy Dodson
Kristy Dodson


I need another cookie! That is something that runs through my head quite often. Call it a fault or whatever, but it’s real. When I saw one of my favorite chefs make these cookies, I liked, tagged, shared, and downloaded the curiously sour Apple Crumble Cookie recipe as quickly as I could.

Learning From A Favorite Chef

Jamie Oliver is the chef that gets my attention no matter what he is cooking. His style is simple but his food is always layered with dimension. Okay, maybe I get a little weird talking about his cooking but it’s just that good. One of his latest cookbooks, 5 Ingredients, was on my Christmas list but I am still waiting (wink, wink). Therefore, I keep watching his videos, following his Instagram, and learning something unique every time.

Best Eaten While Warm

Apple Crumble Cookies are my recent favorite and I’m certain they will be a favorite for a long time. They call for an unusual ingredient, dried apples, and follow a slightly different method for making cookies, which always piques my interest. They are quick, easy, and curiously sour while staying just sweet enough.

Baking Is About the Process

Baking for me is as much about the process as it is the product. I appreciate the sounds heard in a kitchen, the textures, the smells, and even the messes. It is the room in the house that has the ability to gather up memories and nostalgia like no other place. My kitchen delivers stress relief, aloneness, family time, and a getaway from things less desirable.

Get Ready For A New Favorite

Apple crumble cookies on a cooling rack

Curiously Sour Apple Crumble Cookie, Source: Jamie Oliver, 5 Ingredients

Kristy Dodson
These apple crumble cookies offer a sweet option with a surprisingly sour taste. Easy and oh so yummy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies


  • 1 Food Processor


  • 1 cup dried apples I use freeze dried Fuji apples for their sour taste. I find that 2, 1.2 ounce bags is perfect.
  • 1 ⅓ cups self-rising flour I use unbleached
  • ½ cup unsalted butter Cold and cut into slices
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, large


  • Gather your ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
    Ingredients for Apple Crumble Cookies gathered on the kitchen countertop
  • In a food processor, finely chop the dried apples, then add the flour and cold butter slices, sugar, and a pinch of sea salt. Process until you have fine crumbs (about 1 minute).
    Food processor with flour sugar and cold butter
  • Remove 3 tablespoons of the mixture and set aside. This will be used as the crumble on top of your cookies.
    3 tablespoons of mixture set aside in a small bowl
  • Pulse in the egg until combined.
    Food processor with cookie crumble mix and a raw egg ready to blend
  • Roll the dough into 24 equally sized balls and place on the cookie sheet.
    15 cookies rolled into balls on a cookie sheet
  • Press each cookie lightly to form rounds. I find a small juice glass works perfect for this.
    Using a clear glass to press cookie dough into rounds
  • Sprinkle over the reserved mix, lightly pressing it into the cookies.
    sprinkling crumble onto round cookies
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
    A cookie tray of cooked apple crumble cookies held with a colorful pot holder.
  • Let the cookies cool slightly on the the cookie sheet and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack.
    A cookie tray of baked apple crumble cookies beside a cooling rack.
Keyword apple, cookie, crumble, sour, sweet

Slightly Sweet and Curiously Sour

Have you tried the curiously sour apple crumble cookie? Are you as curious as I was? The nice thing about these apple crumble cookies is they call for only 5 ingredients and do not need a commitment of time. The best part…they are slightly sweet and curiously sour. If you try them, please leave a comment. I’d love to know what you think.

Stay Curious,

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Kristy Dodson

Kristy Dodson

I’m Kristy, the Daybook curiosity guide. Daybook is my archive of daily goings-on and journal for recording thoughts. Visit often, comment and let’s stay curious.


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