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Apple & Cookie Butter Dessert Sandwich

Sometimes you just want to indulge in a quick sweet treat, using ingredients you have in the house and can make in a flash. I love to simplify my life by creating fun new recipes from things I already have on hand. This recipe fits the bill. Who needs to stand over the stove slaving over some fancy dessert when really, all you need is a little something for your sweet tooth? All you do is take cinnamon-raisin bread (my favorite!), smear the outside with Land O  Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil, smear the inside with cookie butter, layer in some apples, and grill. Voila! Melty inside, sweet apples, and a crispy outside thanks to the great spreadable butter that you didn’t have to soften and didn’t squish your bread when you spread it on.

I also love the idea of switching the cookie butter out for peanut butter for a fun lunch idea. Probably not something you want to indulge in daily, but a fun treat!  And super simple. Because when you have two kids, simplifying your life is something that becomes very, very important to you. My daughter would just adore this, with peanut butter, for lunch. Give her the rest of the apple along side of the sandwich and you’re golden!

As golden as the outside of the bread. So tasty and perfect.


Land O’Lakes is helping you simplify your life by creating this wonderful spreadable butter. Three ingredients: Sweet cream, canola oil and salt! Now that is something that I truly love. I hate those loooong ingredient lists of things I have never heard of.  I’m always trying to create things myself to avoid those long lists. For example, my slow-cooker refried beans and my favorite taco seasoning.

And this is new information to me: Land O’Lakes is a farmer owned cooperative which produces the sweet cream that is churned into Land O Lakes® Butter, and they’ve been doing that for more than 90 years! Isn’t that wonderful?

Land O Lakes Butter with Canola Oil Logo


Try this dessert sandwich either with cookie butter or peanut butter, and begin simplifying your life by occasionally taking the easy way out when you’re cooking. You deserve it. We all deserve it.



Apple and Cookie Butter Dessert Sandwich

Yield: serves 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Try this apple and cookie butter dessert sandwich when you need a quick sweet treat.


  •  teaspoon Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
  • 2 slices cinnamon raisin bread
  • 2 tablespoons cookie butter (or peanut butter!)
  • ¼ apple, sliced very thin


  1. Butter the outside of each slice of bread. Spread half of the cookie butter on the inside of one slice of bread, and then create a layer of apple slices. Place, butter side down, in frying pan which has been preheated over medium heat. Spread the other half of the cookie butter on the inside of the other slice of bread and place on top bread with the apples.
  2. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  3. Prepare to get messy. Enjoy!


I was compensated by Land O’Lakes for this post. All opinions are my own.

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25 Responses to “Apple & Cookie Butter Dessert Sandwich”

  1. Ashley — February 20, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Uh Yum!! That looks insane! I have got to try this illusive cookie butter. My local grocery stores don’t carry it, but I plan on canvasing nyc to find it!

  2. Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — February 20, 2013 at 8:46 am

    This is seriously brilliant! I have a jar of cookie butter in the pantry right now… This sandwich needs to happen! :)

  3. Bianca @ Track Pants and a Tot — February 20, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Um, delish! It’s always the simple things that I never would’ve thought of that look so good. Now, to find this cookie butter…

  4. Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection — February 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Holy yum! I love that you suggested cookie butter too. I could seriously eat that stuff straight out of the jar. I’m a sucker for grilled sandwiches, both sweet and savory, so I’m definitely going to need to try this recipe pronto!

  5. Ari @ Ari's Menu — February 20, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Ummm, best idea ever? You had me at cookie butter.

  6. Aggie — February 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Um yea, I’ll take one of those, thank you very much :)

  7. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

    This is such a great idea for a sweet sandwich!

  8. Kari@Loaves n Dishes — February 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Rachel, you may call it dessert…I call it lunch!

  9. Kathryn — February 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This sandwich looks seriously amazing.

  10. Sues — February 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Mmm cookie butter on a sandwich?? How could I say no??

  11. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Looks absolutely mouthwatering and delicious!

  12. Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} — February 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Good lord in heaven… It’s the little things. I want this for a weekend breakfast. Yum, Rach!

  13. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — February 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    It’s like you just gave me a permission to indulge more in cookie butter! Thank you!

  14. Karly — February 20, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, Rachel, this is genius! I love cookie butter and apples together! Love this.

  15. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I could eat this morning, noon and night!

  16. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 21, 2013 at 12:22 am

    A dessert sandwich?! I don’t mind if I do!

  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 21, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Oh man I could totally have this for breakfast every single morning!

  18. Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    What a genius idea! A dessert grilled cheese (minus the cheese lol)! I love this idea!

  19. Nutmeg Nanny — February 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This sandwich looks amazing! I could gladly eat cookie butter by the spoonful.

  20. sarah k @ the pajama chef — February 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    great idea!

  21. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    My girls would LOVE this sandwich! HECK… I’d love this sandwich! YUM!

  22. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} — February 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Oh yea! Anything with cookie butter is delicious in my opinion. This would be great with bananas as well. Looks like I’ve got a new go-to snack, thanks!

  23. Jen — April 2, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    My mouth is watering just from the pictures. These look simply evil delicious!


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