About 10 minutes before removing the dough from the fridge preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Remove the dough from the fridge and use a cookie scoop to scoop out 10 evenly sized cookies. Roll each cookie dough ball between your palms to form a round ball. Then, roll each ball in a bowl with the 2 Tbsp of sugar that was set aside so that each dough ball is coated in sugar.
Place the spiced cookie dough balls onto the baking sheet. Then, slightly press each dough ball down with your palm.
Use your thumb to make an indent in the center of each cookie and then use your fingers to spread the dough out and make the indent larger. Then, spoon about 1 Tablespoon of the cooled apple pie filling into the center of each cookie.
Once filled, make sure the cookies are at least 2 inches apart on the baking tray as they will spread while baking. Then, add to the tray to the oven and bake the cookies for 14-16 minutes until the edges are crisp and the centers are set but still gooey.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then, move the cookies to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Once cooled, enjoy these apple pie cookies!