Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Tender apples are covered with a crisp snickerdoodle topping creating a fun and tasty dish every pie and cookie lover will enjoy.

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler Recipe from

I’ve confessed many times over to making a seemingly obscene amount of apple crisps last year. And when it wasn’t apple crisp, it was pie. I can’t help it. My love for all things apple is just too great. I live for the moment the apple farm opens but even more so, that first bite of amazing homemade pie… or the like. I made a spin on my favorite pie, turning it into apple slab pie this year but I still wanted to switch things up with my favorite apple crisp. It’s hard to improve something that’s already so perfect but I wanted to try.

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler Recipe from

Two worlds came colliding together with this one. Pie meet cookie. I mean really. It was completely necessary. It rocked my world and I promise it’ll rock yours. For whatever reason, snickerdoodles get the raw end of the cookie deal. They’re by far one of my favorite cookies since they’re so light while still having just the right amount of subtle flavor. I can eat more in a single sitting than any other cookie, which isn’t necessarily a good thing but it means they’re good. So combining one of my favorite cookies with an apple dish just seemed right. Weird maybe but completely right.

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler Recipe from

Think of this as an apple crisp with the crisp topping replaced by snickerdoodle cookies that have spread into a perfect bubbled top crust, sealing in all of the wonderful juices and helping the apples become extra tender and flavorful. It’s out of this world amazing. Besides it being crazy scrumptious, it’s ridiculously easy to make too. Big bonus.

**Edited to add: If your dough is too sticky to handle at first, chill for 1-2 hours or until firm before rolling into balls.

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler Recipe from

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Tender apples are covered with a crisp snickerdoodle topping creating a fun and tasty dish every pie and cookie lover will enjoy.
Prep Time2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple
Servings: 4


Cookie ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

Cookie topping:

  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar

Apple ingredients:

  • 8 C apples roughly 6-8 apples depending on their size
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • In a small bowl combine first four dry ingredients for the cookie dough. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and 1/3 cup sugar. Add egg followed dry ingredients. Mix until dry ingredients are blended into the dough well. Chill dough until easy to handle, at least several hours.
  • When ready to continue, preheat oven to 350F°.
  • In a small bowl combine 3/4 teaspoon and 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl add 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Peel, core and slice apples. Add to brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, tossing to coat. Transfer apples to an 8x8 baking dish.
  • Form 1 inch balls of dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place coated dough balls on top of apples, press down lightly to slightly flatten.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until apples are tender and cookie topping is lightly golden.
  • Allow to cool slightly prior to serving. Serve with optional whipped cream or ice cream. May be stored chilled for several days.


Serves roughly 4-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

I hope you enjoyed the ‘An Apple a Day’ party as much as I did! Be sure to stop by the main party page where links to every recipe shared this month are easily available. Have a happy and delicious apple season! :)

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78 Responses to “Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler”

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    Katie — November 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I made this for Thanksgiving. After reading through the comments, I doubled the cookie portion of the recipe and let it sit in the fridge for 6 hours. Then I rolled it into balls and flattened them before dipping them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture and put them on top of the apples. It was DELICIOUS!!

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      Rachel — November 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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    Caitlyn — December 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

    This is baking in my oven right now! Thank you so much for the recipe. I’m having my sister in law over for dinner tonight and she goes gaga for the snickerdoodles I make every Christmas!

    As to the sticky dough comments – I did refrigerate the dough over night and still found it to be pretty sticky. But as I recall the dough tends to be sticky anyway. I’m guessing for the cinnamon and sugar to stick to it easier??

    Wish me luck!

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      Rachel — December 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Yes, some snickerdoodle doughs can be very sticky, including this one, but chilling should help in that instance. I hope you enjoyed the cobbler! :)

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    Debbie — November 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Could you use pills berry dough instead of making it from scratch?

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      Rachel — November 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      I haven’t personally tried it with store bought dough, but you’re more than welcome to give it a try! :)

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    Theresa — September 20, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Hi, I can’t wait to try this! I was wondering if I I could just roll out the cookie dough and put it on top of the apples like a pie top?

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      Rachel — September 21, 2015 at 7:30 am

      I personally wouldn’t recommend that with this dough unless you were to chill it substantially. It warms up pretty quick and can get soft and sticky at that point, but you’re more than welcome to try anyway! Enjoy :)

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    PJ — August 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm


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      Rachel — September 4, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Haha! Enjoy!! :)

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