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Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler – This EASY apple cobbler recipe is topped with snickerdoodle cookies instead of crumble. It’s the perfect fall dessert recipe!


Snickderdoodle Apple Cobbler - this easy fall recipe combines apple cobbler with snickerdoodle cookies!

I loooooove apple season. I really think it’s my favorite time of year. I can never get enough apple recipes. In fact, this is just one of a string of several I have in my queue and in my head. The possibilities for baking and cooking with apples are endless.

When KitchenAid came to me asking me to make you an apple recipe I had so many ideas. Then, all at once, my sugar cookie recipe popped into my head because I was thinking about snickerdoodles. And I realized that snickerdoodles and apple would be the perfect pairing.

That lightbulb moment resulted in this Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler and oh my. Sometimes I’m right about flavor pairings and sometimes I’m riiiiiiight, if you know what I mean.

I was totally riiiiiight this time.

Snickderdoodle Apple Cobbler Recipe

You want to know the funniest thing? People are shocked when they learn I have two KitchenAid Stand Mixers. They’re either shocked because why would anyone have two mixers (I don’t know, because they bake for a living?) or they shout “You have two mixers!” in a voice that makes me think they think I didn’t know I have two. Like somehow the first gave birth in the night and all of a sudden there are two full grown mixers on my counter.

(I’ve gotta say, my mixer is my #1 most used appliance. Having two has saved my behind more times than I can count, especially when I was writing my book.)

Here are the two little bundles of joy, working together to make this cobbler:

Snickderdoodle Apple Cobbler (1 of 10)

This cobbler combines my favorite sugar cookie recipe with my favorite way to eat apples: in pie!

Making a snickerdoodle apple cobbler is something you’re going to want to make every year!

Snickderdoodle Apple Cobbler (3 of 10)

The secret to pretty much all of my apple recipes is partially cooking the apples first!

I do not like crunchy apples. I do not like them in a pie. I do not like them in a cake. I do not like them in a cobbler. I do not like crunchy apples.

How do you pre-cook apples for cobbler or pie?

  • For this cobble recipe I just melted butter and brown sugar in a frying pan and cooked the apples until they just started to get translucent.
  • If you like your apples really mushy, cook them longer.
  • If you like them crunchy you can cook them less.

Then you pour the apples in a baking dish and you drop the cookie dough all over the top, like a cobbler.

Then comes the snickerdoodle part: you sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar.

Snickderdoodle Apple Cobbler (4 of 10)

Simply top the apples with my best snickerdoodle cookie dough! The combination of cinnamon sugar and sugar cookie with the apples tastes AMAZING.

Snickderdoodle Apple Cobbler (10 of 10)

And then this happens:

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler - this easy fall recipe turns traditional cobbler into snickerdoodle apple cobbler!

And then you hide in a closet to eat the rest share it with friends at a party. Pretty cool, huh?

This snickerdoodle apple cobbler recipe is the perfect NEW way to enjoy an easy apple cobbler!

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Servings: 10 servings

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
This Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler is a fun new way to eat apple cobbler! Cooked apples are topped with snickerdoodle cookie dough and baked for a delicious fall or anytime dessert.


For the Apples

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin — or your favorite flavor
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar — packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the cobbler

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter — softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour

For the topping

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Make apples:

  1. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced apples, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss to coat. Cook for 5-8 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the apples just become translucent. Set aside to cool while you make the topping.

Make snickerdoodle topping:

  1. Cream 3/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat in egg and extract. Mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour.
  2. Pour apples into a 9x13” baking dish. Spoon tablespoons of the cookie dough mixture evenly over the top in a single layer.
  3. Mix remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cookie dough.
  4. Bake for about 24-26 minutes until the cookie dough starts to brown. Cool slightly before serving. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Store in refrigerator loosely covered for up to 3 days.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cobbler

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 serving) — Calories: 448, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 185mg, Potassium: 193mg, Carbohydrates: 67g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 43g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 13.1%, Vitamin C: 6.1%, Calcium: 3.4%, Iron: 8.3%

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  1. Apple season is definitely my favorite time of the year, too! This cobbler sounds just perfect, Dorothy! Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie, so I can only imagine how delicious this must taste!

  2. You’re living the dream, Dorothy. I always want a second mixer because for some recipes, you really need one. Like the ones where you have to make a batter but also have to whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Always annoying to keep washing out that bowl!
    I’m into the softer apples, too. And what better way to celebrate fall coming than with an awesome twist on cobbler?

  3. There’s nothing wrong with two mixers, totally comes in handy when you need that extra bowl too. I think I have the same pink one you do, but with a metal bowl and a black onyx mixer. So happy with two, might need a third one too. Not crazy.

    This recipe looks delicious! My bf loves apple pie and cinnamon, especially snickerdoodles. Would be an awesome dish to bring to a family gathering. Thank you!

  4. Topping apple cobbler with sugar cookie dough is ingenious!

  5. Looks like you just made my dinner for tonight! 🙂

  6. I need this in my mouth now!  I adore my KitchenAid mixer and can’t believe I lived as long as I did without one.  It’s the biggest lifesaver in the kitchen.

  7. I got my KitchenAid for Christmas 2 years ago and I love that thing! I would like to have an extra bowl and a second set of attachments for it. Maybe I should just get another mixer all together! Then I could make this cobbler with ease. One bite of snickerdoodle apple cobbler would make the cost of new mixer worth it. Don’t you think?

  8. Ohhh that cinnamon sugar 🙂 I could eat a bite of this and go straight to heaven- delicious 🙂

  9. What a very interesting way of making a cobbler. How did you think this one up?

    Since you are a dessert blogger, do you constantly have to think of new creations? Or do you look at magazines/restaurants for inspiration?

  10. I have a handheld KitchenAid mixer that I use daily. One day I hope to have a double oven and people will scream “YOU HAVE TWO OVENS!” Then I can make like 5 batches of this cobbler for Thanksgiving at once. You know I’m a complete sucker for anything cinnamon. 

  11. This is definitely the way I want to make my next cobbler!!!  I am with you I want apple season to be here right now!!  I love the way it makes the house smell cooking with all those yummy flavors!  I don’t blame you for having two mixers and I could see where that would come in really handy!!  I am still wishing for a mixer because my handheld just doesn’t cut it sometimes. 

  12. Oh yeah!  Snickerdoodles are my weakness.  And paired with an apple cobbler?  Shut the front door!!!!

  13. You just combined two of my favorite things, apples and snickerdoodles! Love this!

  14. What a fantastic creation! Two of my favorite treats combined into one!

  15. Looks great and was pinned to my Fall board. Can’t think of baking with apples or pumpkin yet 😬 Living in New England, I have to hang on to summer as long as I can (it’s so, so short a season 😞) Loving this MAC emoji trick…heehee

  16. I’m sort of freaking out about this right now! You’re right, snickerdoodle and apple are so perfect together!! I love apple season too, it’s one of my favorite things about fall. I will definitely have to make this sometime!

  17. I love my Kitchen Aid hand-held mixer (no room for a stand one), and this is a great recipe – another of your genius ideas!👏👌🍎

  18. Looks wonderful…wish I had some right now. 🙂

  19. I love Geoffrey Zakarian. Like he is such a food God to me. Wow I’d be scared to have a private lesson for fear of looking like a total idiot! lol

    I love the top down shot of ‘and then this happens’ with the crusty part. I would eat the whole pan!

  20. This looks really good!

  21. wow this apple cobbler looks amazing.  And cinnamon sugar on top looks delicious. 

  22. So jealous you have 2 mixers!! I love apple recipes to begin with and then you had to go ahead and add cookies?? And ice cream?? Sold! Pinned 🙂

  23. I am beyond excited for AUTUMN! I have an apple air freshener in my classroom and the girls said how much they loved it today. 🙂 I also bought candy corn and made your pumpkin bars recently. Ahhh. Fall is my favorite. My boyfriend may faint when he sees this perfect apple dessert. He’s a snickerdoodle freak…and who can go wrong when combining cinnamon, sugar, and apples! 😀

  24. I so regret coming onto your blog today. this looks soooo good and sounds so good. I wish I could reach through the screen and eat it. I seriously need to try this.

  25. Oh my gosh, Dorothy, I could seriously OD over this dessert. Just bring me a shovel! 🙂

  26. Oh my that looks amazing!  Like the best cobble ever!!  I can never get enough of apple recipes either, it’s my absolute favourite fruit, I never get sick of them!

  27. 2 mixers makes total sense, just like two ovens =) (which I’m totally not letting my husband talk me out of again when we do a kitchen remodel or move to a new house)

  28. This is beyond incredible! I can’t wait to try it!

  29. I have two Kitchenaid mixers too! Haha. But I got the second one as a Christmas present because the person who gave it to me didn’t realize I had one. I consider myself very lucky. :). This apple cobbler looks too amazing! I love when the season of baking with apples starts. I’m definitely making this!

  30. What a great recipe! I love how bubbly the crust looks, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Perfect!

  31. This cobbler has my name written all over it and I love that the topping is a sugar cookie dough! 

  32. I love cobblers after a big Sunday dinner. Can’t wait to try this one!

  33. Hi there!

    I made this tonight but mine turned out very liquidy. I followed all of the directions to a T. I think the problem was there was too much butter in the apples mixture. Maybe I should drain some juice from the apples before I pour them in my pan? What are your thoughts 🙂

  34. I read your post and I found it amazing! thank!

  35. Do you think this would be alright without the cream or tartar?

  36. I made this a couple weeks ago and it was so good! I absolutely loved it!! But now we’ve got a bunch of wild blueberries growing that I’m looking for something to do with.. I was wondering what you thought about adding them to this recipe? Would I add the with the apples when I cook them down some.. Or would I just throw them in the baking dish in the end?

  37. OK. I’ve changed it a bit. Instead of cooking the apples in a pan and pouring them into a baking dish, I used my cast-iron skillet. That way I can just bake the cobbler in that. Baked it for a little less time. Also, I didn’t use cinnamon. I used Williams and Sonoma apple pie seasoning. This is an amazing dish just how it is. My changes are just for ease.


  39. Or, just put the apples and their spices in a bowl and let them sit on the counter overnight. They will soften, and when you bake your pie, you don’t have that ugly gap between the top crust and the apples.

  40. I made this tonight. It is fantastic! Thanks for the great idea and wonderful recipe.

  41. Tried this tonight…it was amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  42. You were SO riiiiiiiiiiiiight!
    This was delicious and beautiful. A stand-out this season.

  43. Delicious!!! This quickly became a family favorite!

  44. At first I was way skeptical of the amount of cinnamon-sugar on top but it was perfect. Paired wonderfully with caramel ice cream.

  45. I’m going to have to try this! It looks absolutely delicious! I think I may add one thing to the Apple pie filling though, How about some
    (CARAMEL) Sugar Overload for sure!

  46. I would like to make this recipe so I could bake it in 8×8 inch pans instead of 9×13. I want to make some for a bake sale that we will be having. How would I determine how to change the amount of ingredients for a smaller pan?

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