If you love traditional snickerdoodles, you are going to be obsessed with these amazing Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies. With similar flavors to snickerdoodles, these delicious cookies also have apples as part of the batter. These chewy cookies are simply amazing.
Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodles are my absolute favorite. I have made a lot of variations like Maple Snickerdoodles, Eggnog Snickerdoodles, and Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. I have also made White Chocolate Gingerdoodle Cookies. This year I decided I had to try something special for fall and use apples. And these Appledoodles were born.
- Flour- Use all purpose flour for the best results.
- Cream of tartar- This will stabilize your eggs and make them fluffier.
- Baking soda- This will help your cookie dough rise.
- Ground cinnamon- Cinnamon and apples go together perfectly.
- Kosher salt– Brings out the flavors in your cookies.
- Unsalted butter– Always use unsalted butter to control the amount of salt in your recipe.
- Sugar– All good cookies need sugar.
- Eggs– Use room temperature eggs for best results.
- Pure vanilla extract- Always use pure vanilla for best flavoring.
- Granny Smith Apple– For best use be sure to peel and shred.
How to Make Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies
Using a cheese grater peel and shred the apple, then put the apple shreds onto a paper towel and let the apples dry out while you make the dough.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla into a larger mixing bowl until creamy, then slowly add in the dry ingredients.
Slowly stir and fold in the shredded apples.
Mix together the sugar and cinnamon into a smaller mixing bowl.
Take some dough using a ice cream scooper , and scoop into your hands and roll into a ball.
Take the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll your dough ball into it, then put on a cookie sheet and continue to repeat steps with remaining dough.
For 11-13 minutes, bake in the oven.
When it’s done allow to cool thoroughly.
Enjoy and Dig In!
Can I Use Apple Pie Spice In Place of Cinnamon Sugar?
Yes, you can absolutely can use apple pie spice in place of cinnamon sugar. I think this will add a nice variation to the cookies and have a fantastic flavor. You will still use the sugar but replace the cinnamon with the apple pie spice
Do Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies Need to be Refrigerated?
You can not refrigerate your apple-doodle cookies. For best results, always store in an airtight container at room temperature. There is another option to place them into a freezer using the same method of an airtight container. To keep your cookies from freezing together, place on a cookie sheet before freezing.
Can These Cookies Be Frozen
These appledoodle cookies do well in the freezer. You can freeze the cookies after they have been baked or as cookie dough.
If freezing the cookies after they have been baked, you want to make sure you freeze them on a plate or cookie sheet first. This helps the cookies from sticking together. Once the cookies have frozen, you can move them to an airtight container or to a freezer bag.
If you are freezing the appledoodle cookie dough, you can place it in an airtight container or freezer bag as a whole. Then you can take out the dough, let it thaw and you can make fresh baked cookies.
Lastly, you can freeze this cookie dough once you have scooped it. Scoop the cookie dough like normal and then freeze it on plates or the cookie sheet. Once frozen, move the cookie dough balls to the container. Then you can remove a few cookies at a time to bake them, whenever the craving hits.
More Apple Recipes
- Apple Fritter Bread Recipe
- Easy Apple Dumplings Casserole (3-ingredients)
- Apple Pie Tacos
- 3-ingredient Easy Apple Cobbler
- Apple Pie Mini Cheesecake Bites
Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies
- 3 C flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 C unsalted butter softened
- 1 ½ C sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 large Granny Smith Apple peeled and shredded
- ¼ C sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Peel and shred the apple using a cheese grater. Place Apple shreds into a paper towel and allow the apple to dry out while you make the dough
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
- Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
- Using a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy
- Gradually mix in the dry ingredients
- Fold in the shredded apples
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon
- Using a ice cream scooper, scoop some dough into your hands and roll into a ball
- Roll the dough ball into the cinnamon sugar mixture
- Place onto cookie sheet
- Repeat steps with remaining dough
- Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes
- Allow to cool before enjoying!
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