Aug 27

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

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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! KitchenAid and Geoffrey Zakarian are teaming up this month to celebrate all things apple and I’m helping to spread the word. They’re having a contest (see more info below the recipe) and you could win a suite of KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel Appliances and a private cooking lesson with Geoffrey Zakarian!

Until you win the contest, you’re stuck with me giving you a private virtual cooking lesson on how to make Snickerdoodle Apple Cobble. Ready??

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.

It’s simple to cook them first. 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)

And then this happens:

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?

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

Yield: 8-10 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes

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.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened and divided

  • 6 Granny Smith (or your favorite flavor) apples, peeled and sliced thin

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided

  • 3/4 cup + 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Pour apples into a 9x13” baking dish. Spoon tablespoons of the cookie dough mixture evenly over the top in a single layer.

  5. Mix remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cookie dough.

  6. 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.

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Food Network and Food.com invites food lovers to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary! Users will enter the “apple” recipe cooking challenge where users will submit a photo and description of their best dish incorporating the use of an apple

Submissions can be uploaded through Twitter or Instagram, FoodNetwork.com/applechallenge or food.com/applechallenge using the hashtag #KitchenAidContest. Click here for all contest details!

Food Network Kitchens will select the top 4 recipe submissions and the 4 finalist will win a trip for 2 to NYC to push their limits in a live cook-off to cook their dish to be judged by FN chef Geoffrey Zakarian and one winner will receive the grand prize of a suite of KitchenAid Black Stainless Steel Appliances and a private cooking lesson with Geoffrey Zakarian. Contest Dates: 8/17 – 9/14.

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