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Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler is a family favorite easy recipe that has just the right amount of sweet and tart. With tender baked apples with a crunchy Snickerdoodle cookie crumble topping, this is a perfect dessert for fall.
A few months ago, I shared a Sugar Cookie Berry Cobbler that was amazingly delicious. My entire family loved it. I knew I wanted to try that sugar cookie technique again for fall and apples were of course the perfect choice of fruit. Everybody loves a good Snickerdoodle, so I thought why not put all of those elements together?
The apples are mixed with sugar and cinnamon and layered in the bottom of a baking dish, similar to how you would make an Apple Crumble. The cobbler topping is made with cinnamon spiced sugar cookie dough instead of a biscuit like topping. Once baked, the cookie topping is both crispy and soft with a sweet apple filling.
We love to top this tasty dessert with vanilla ice cream or with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The recipe makes a lot, so it’s perfect for feeding a crowd or having a dessert on hand for snacking throughout the week.
A crisp and a cobbler have a lot of similarities. They each have a fruit filling on the bottom and are topped with some kind of batter or dough and baked.
We’re obviously not using a batter for this apple cobbler but a cookie dough that is a little thicker than what is traditionally used.
Any baking apple will work for this dessert. I recommend Honeycrisp or Granny Smith, or even a mixture of the two. You want to use tart apples to contrast the sweetness of the cookie dough topping. Golden Delicious, Gala or McIntosh are also great options.
Just 4 easy steps and you’re on your way to a fabulous fall dessert!
Mix the Apples. Thinly slice fresh, tart apples (no pie filling here!) and toss with white and brown sugar, cinnamon and flour then spread in a baking dish. The apple cobbler base similar to the base for an apple pie, but no rolling a delicate crust is required!
Mix the Topping. Combine a stick of softened butter with a package of sugar cookie mix (not the dough) and a whole bunch more cinnamon. Don’t add anything else to the dough. The butter will cook with it and it will be cookie-like, but more crumbly and crispy.
Assemble the Cobbler. Layer the apples in the bottom of a 13×9-inch baking dish and top with the cookie dough. Crumble it with your fingers or press the dough in a single layer.
Bake. Sprinkle a good amount of cinnamon sugar over the top and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.
It’s so easy, doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and is something everybody will want seconds on. Here are a few extra tips to keep in mind:
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