Large spiced Ginger Apple Snaps with crunchy edges and a chewy, soft center. Use Whole Wheat Flour to make them healthier than usual cookies!
These spicy, sweet, and festive apple cookies are inspired by the Fantastic Mr. Fox movie and are entirely vegan. Enjoy these on a cozy fall day with a cup of coffee or tea.
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy free)
- Easy to make
- Festive and eye-catching
- Inspired by the Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie
- Healthier: Made with 100% whole wheat flour
- Ginger and cinnamon flavor
These cookies are inspired by the fictional “Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps” that appear several times in the movie Fantastic Mr. Fox. The cookies are basically big, spiced cookies topped with an apple slice and plenty of sparkly sugar. I personally like to keep things on the healthy side, so I tried to keep the sugar and butter as low as for cookies possible.
👩🏽🍳 How to
These cookies are super easy to make! After making the cookie dough there is no chill time necessary. However, if you have some time let it rest since it helps intensify its taste.
Scoop dough, form into a ball, then roll through a sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place and flatten cookie ball out on prepared cookie sheet. Press a fresh thin slice of apple on top. Repeat until no dough is remaining, keeping around 2.5cm (1 inch) space between the cookies. Bake and enjoy!
🍎 What kind of apple should I use?
You can use any apple you would use in baking. I used Fuji apples for these cookies since they are one of my favorites. But I think Gala, Braeburn, or Honeycrisp would be tasty as well.
🔪 How to slice the apple
To get the 'star shape' into your apples, cut it sideways without coring it. Slice it thinly with a chef's knife.
You will need a cookie sheet, a mixing bowl, and an electric mixer to make this recipe. Using an ice cream scoop to portion cookies out will ensure even, same-sized cookies.
Make sure cookies cool completely before storing. Store them at room temperature in a cookie jar or other air-tight container. They keep fresh for around 5 days.
❄️ How to freeze
In a single layer add completely cooled cookies to a freezer-friendly bag labeled with the date of freezing. They keep fresh for around 2 months in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
More cookie ideas
If you're looking for more cookie recipes using whole wheat, try these Peanut Butter Cookies with Whole Wheat. For a more indulgent and gluten free option, you should give these healthier almond crunch bars are go. For more inspiration browse our cookie page!
Whole Wheat Ginger Apple Snaps
- electric mixer, mixing bowl, cookie sheet, ice cream scoop (size for 1 -2 tbsp)
- 130 grams vegan butter (4.5 oz)
- 100 grams brown sugar (3.5 oz)
- 1 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons aquafaba, brine of canned chickpeas
- 1 ½ tablespoons freshly grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 250 grams whole wheat flour (8.8 oz)
- Pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Fuji apple* sliced
Cinnamon sugar mix
- 1 tablespoons cinnamon
- 50 grams cane cugar (1.7 oz)
- coarse sugar, or cake sparkles for sprinkling after baking
- Preheat the oven to 165°C / 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable sheet, like Silpat. Slice apple into very thin slices sideways, sprinkle with some lemon juice and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer with the paddle attachment cream the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light, fluffy, and well combined. Then add aquafaba. Beat again until fluffy and well combined. Add maple syrup, spices, and salt. Beat on medium speed until creamy and fluffy.
- In a different medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, and baking soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in two parts, carefully and at low speed, until the ingredients are fully blended. Once everything is well combined beat on high speed for 30 seconds.
- In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar mix. With an ice cream scoop, scoop out a ball. Then roll through the sugar-cinnamon mix. Using your hand flatten ball on the prepared cookie sheet. Then take a slice of apple and press it firmly into the center, flattening the cookie a bit more.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven and how chewy or crunchy you want the cookies. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with some coarse sugar if wished and enjoy!
The provided nutritional information is an estimate. Accuracy is not guaranteed.