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Snickerdoodle Cobbler combines the warm flavors of cinnamon-spiced cookie dough with warm apple pie filling. In the oven in 10 minutes and so simple, even the kids can help!
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Table of Contents
  1. Snickerdoodle Cobbler Ingredients
  2. Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler Substitutions and Additions
  3. How To Make Snickerdoodle Cobbler
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. How To Serve
  6. When To Serve
  7. Storage
  8. Why We Love This Recipe
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Our Snickerdoodle Cobbler recipe makes a pan of ooey gooey, caramel deliciousness. It’s made using a Snickerdoodle cookie mix, apple pie filling, butter, and caramel sauce, all easily layered together for a yummy cinnamon-spiced dessert. 

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Our apple snickerdoodle cobbler has tender apples in the middle, an irresistible crunchy topping, and a buttery snickerdoodle cookie crust. 

a close up shot of a piece of Snickerdoodle Cobbler on a plate drizzled with caramel

Snickerdoodle Cobbler Ingredients

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Cozy and nostalgic, our Snickerdoodle Cobbler will remind you of holiday desserts as a kid. Warm cinnamon sugar mingling with tender apple pie filling, all nestled beneath a buttery, golden-brown crust. It’s the epitome of cozy indulgence! Add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it’s even better!

You’ll Need:

  • 17.9-ounce pouch of Snickerdoodle cookie mix (We used Betty Crocker brand), plus the cinnamon sugar pouch inside the package
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice blend
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 21-ounce can of apple pie filling
  • ¼ cup caramel dessert sauce
  • Optional for serving: Vanilla ice cream

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler Substitutions and Additions

Need to replace an ingredient? No problem! Here are some ways you can make this recipe your own.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix: For a homemade taste, you can substitute the Snickerdoodle cookie mix with an equal amount of homemade snickerdoodle dough

PRO TIP: You can use a 17.5-ounce pouch of sugar cookie mix and make your own cinnamon sugar mixture if you can’t find Snickerdoodle mix in your local grocery store. You will need ¼ cup granulated sugar plus 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon. Follow the recipe as written otherwise.

Apple Pie Spice Blend: If you don’t have apple pie spice blend on hand, you can create your own by combining ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in equal parts.

Salted Butter: To accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences, you can use unsalted butter and adjust the salt level accordingly. Alternatively, for a dairy-free option, substitute the butter with an equal amount of margarine, coconut oil, or vegan butter for a similar richness and flavor.

Eggs: Replace the large egg with a flax egg. To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes to thicken. 

Vanilla Extract: While vanilla extract adds depth of flavor to the cobbler, you can customize it by using almond extract for a nutty undertone or maple extract for a hint of sweetness. 

Apple Pie Filling: Get creative with the fruit filling by swapping out the apple pie filling for other canned pie fillings such as cherry, peach, or blueberry. Or, you can make your own homemade apple pie filling using fresh apples for a homemade touch. However, simply replacing the pie filling with fresh apples won’t work in this recipe.

Caramel Sauce: Elevate the flavor profile of the cobbler by drizzling it with homemade salted caramel sauce or dulce de leche for an indulgent touch. If you prefer a lighter option, you can substitute the caramel sauce with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or a dollop of whipped cream for added sweetness and creaminess.

Vanilla Ice Cream: Experiment with different ice cream flavors to complement the cobbler, like cinnamon, caramel, or butter pecan. Or, make vanilla ice cream from scratch using our easy, no-churn recipe.

How To Make Snickerdoodle Cobbler

​Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler is ready to pop in the oven in 10 minutes. It requires no fancy techniques, and it’s one of those easy recipes that even the kids can help make. Ideal for Christmas time, fall parties, or any time you want a warm and comforting treat.

STEP ONE: Prepare to make your Snickerdoodle Cobbler by preheating your oven and spraying an 8×8 inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. You should also make sure your butter is softened to room temperature.

STEP TWO: Inside the Snickerdoodle cookie mix pouch, you’ll find a cinnamon sugar packet. Open the packet and pour the cinnamon sugar into a small bowl. Add the apple pie spice to the bowl and stir to combine the spices. Remove 2 tablespoons of the sugar & spice mixture and set it aside.

STEP THREE:​ In a large mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to stir together the Snickerdoodle cookie mix, sugar & spice mixture (not the 2 tablespoons), softened butter, large egg, and vanilla extract. Continue to mix until it’s fully combined.

cookie mix, sugar, and spice mixture, butter, egg, and vanilla stirred together

STEP FOUR: Press half of the cookie mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Use clean fingers to make it easier.

cookie mixture pressed into the bottom of the baking dish

STEP FIVE: Cover the layer of Snickerdoodle cookie dough with the apple pie filling in an even layer.

apple filling spread over the cookie layer

STEP SIX: Pinch off 1-1½ tablespoon-sized dollops of the reserved cookie dough. Drop the pieces over the apple pie filling layer. Then, sprinkle the reserved cinnamon sugar mixture over the entire surface of the Snickerdoodle apple pie filling.

apple filling cover with the remaining dough and cinnamon sugar mixture

STEP SEVEN: Bake until the cobbler is golden and bubbly. Your dessert is ready when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cobbler topping comes out clean. 

PRO TIP: You may need to lightly tent your Snickerdoodle cobbler with a piece of aluminum foil at the 30-minute mark if your cobbler is getting too dark. 

cobbler baked until golden and bubbly

STEP EIGHT: Allow your cobbler to set and cool for 5-10 minutes, then drizzle the caramel sauce all over the top before serving. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and more caramel drizzle on individual servings, if desired.

caramel drizzled on top of the cobbler

Troubleshooting

I’m having difficulty spreading the dough.

If you find it challenging to spread the cookie dough evenly in the baking dish, you can lightly grease your hands with a bit of butter or cooking spray. This will help you press the dough down without it sticking to your fingers.

My topping is dry or crumbly.

If your cobbler topping turns out dry or crumbly, it might be due to overmixing the dough. When combining the ingredients, mix until just combined, avoiding overworking the dough. You also need to make sure that your butter is softened to room temperature so your cookie dough has a smooth texture.

Help! My cobbler is soggy!

If the cobbler appears too soggy, it could be due to excess moisture from the apple pie filling. Make sure to spread the apple pie filling evenly over the cookie layer, leaving a bit of space around the edges to allow the topping to bake properly. Also, if your pie filling seems extra watery, drain any excess liquid from the canned apple pie filling before using it.

My cobbler baked inconsistently.

To ensure even baking, position your oven rack in the center of the oven. This helps distribute the heat evenly, preventing one side from cooking faster than the other. You may also want to rotate the baking dish halfway through the baking time if your oven has hot spots.

How To Serve

Snickerdoodle Cobbler is a versatile dessert that can be served in various ways. You can enjoy it warm with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream for a wonderful contrast of flavors and textures.

Serve this cobbler with other Snickerdoodle desserts like Snickerdoodle bread or Snickerdoodle cheesecake bars.

Alternatively, pair it with a hot cup of coffee for a cozy indulgence. For those who love a sweet and savory combination, a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of chopped nuts can add a nice touch.

You can also get creative by incorporating Snickerdoodle Cobbler into other dishes. Try crumbling it over Greek yogurt for a unique breakfast treat or layering it with custard for a trifle-inspired dessert.

Pair it with a caramel latte or a glass of cold milk for a satisfying complementary beverage.

When To Serve

A Family Gathering: Gather your loved ones for a family dinner and serve Snickerdoodle Cobbler as the grand finale. Its comforting flavors and generous portions make it perfect for sharing.

Holiday Celebration: Add a touch of nostalgia to your Christmas or Thanksgiving spread by including Snickerdoodle Cobbler on the dessert table. Its classic flavors will evoke cherished memories.

Casual Weekend Brunch: Surprise your brunch guests with a unique treat. Snickerdoodle Cobbler can be served as a sweet addition to your brunch menu alongside other favorites like French toast and monkey bread. We guarantee it will be the first thing to get eaten up!

Date Night Dessert: Cook up a romantic dinner at home and finish with an easy dessert that’s both comforting and indulgent. Snickerdoodle Cobbler sets the stage for a sweet conclusion to your evening.

Storage

This Snickerdoodle cobbler is best served warm. If you happen to have leftovers, here’s how to store them.

MAKE AHEAD: While we think this recipe is best when served fresh, you can prepare the Snickerdoodle Cobbler up to a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator if necessary. When ready to serve, reheat it in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.

IN THE FRIDGE: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat, place a portion in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or until warmed through.

IN THE FREEZER: If you need to store it for a longer period, wrap the cobbler tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. It can be frozen for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat slightly before eating again.

REHEATING: To reheat, you can use the oven, microwave, or even a toaster oven. The microwave method is quick, taking only 30-45 seconds per serving. Otherwise, place your cobbler in the oven at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes.

Why We Love This Recipe

This recipe takes our favorite cinnamon-sugar cookie and turns it into a warm, gooey cobbler, perfect for any time you want a warm and cozy treat. Here are some of the reasons we love this easy recipe.

Irresistible Flavor: We adore this recipe for its ingenious combination of Snickerdoodle cookie goodness with the classic appeal of apple pie. It’s like two of our most beloved desserts merged into one!

Perfect for Any Occasion: From casual family dinners to special celebrations, Snickerdoodle Cobbler seems to be the perfect choice for almost any occasion. Plus, just about everyone loves the flavors of cinnamon sugar and apples. 

Nostalgic Comfort: The familiar flavors of cinnamon, caramel, and apple pie are sure to bring out feelings of nostalgia and comfort. It’s a dessert that warms both your palate and your heart! We promise!

a close up shot of a piece of Snickerdoodle Cobbler on a baking dish with a spoon grabbing a piece

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute the Snickerdoodle cookie mix with another type of cookie mix?

While the Snickerdoodle cookie mix provides a distinct flavor profile, you can experiment with other cookie mixes if desired. Keep in mind that this may alter the taste and texture of the cobbler.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can make this recipe gluten-free by using a gluten-free Snickerdoodle cookie mix and ensuring that all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.

Is it necessary to preheat the oven before baking?

Yes, it’s essential to preheat the oven to 375°F before baking the cobbler. This ensures even cooking and helps the cobbler achieve the desired golden brown color.

How do I know when the cobbler is done baking?

The cobbler is done baking when the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. You can also insert a toothpick into the center of the cobbler topping – if it comes out clean, it’s ready.

Can I omit the caramel sauce?

While the caramel sauce adds a delicious finishing touch to the cobbler, you can certainly omit it if desired. The cobbler will still be delicious without it.

Can I make individual servings of the cobbler instead of a single dish?

Yes, you can portion the cobbler into individual ramekins or baking dishes for personalized servings. You may need to reduce the baking time, so keep a close eye on the cobbler portions.

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Snickerdoodle Cobbler combines the warm flavors of cinnamon-spiced cookie dough with warm apple pie filling. In the oven in 10 minutes and so simple, even the kids can help!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice blend
  • ½ cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 21- ounce can of apple pie filling
  • ¼ cup caramel dessert sauce
  • Vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8×8 glass baking dish with baker’s spray. Set aside.
  • Remove the cinnamon sugar packet from the Snickerdoodle cookie mix pouch and pour the cinnamon sugar into a small bowl. Add the apple pie spice to the bowl and stir to combine. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the sugar and spice mixture.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together with a wooden spoon the Snickerdoodle cookie mix, remaining sugar & spice mixture (not the 2 tablespoons), softened butter, large egg, and vanilla extract until fully combined.
  • Press half the cookie mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Spread the apple pie filling into an even layer over the cookie layer.
  • Pinch off 1-1½ tablespoon-sized dollops of the remaining cookie dough and drop them over the apple pie filling layer. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the entire surface of the snickerdoodle cobbler.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and bubbly. You may need to lightly tent your Snickerdoodle cobbler with a piece of aluminum foil at the 30-minute mark if your cobbler is getting too dark. You will want a toothpick inserted into the center of the cobbler topping to come out clean.
  • Allow the snickerdoodle cobbler to cool for 5-10 minutes, then drizzle the caramel sauce over the surface of the cobbler before serving. You can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to individual servings if desired.
  • You may need to lightly tent your Snickerdoodle cobbler with a piece of aluminum foil at the 30-minute mark if your cobbler is getting too dark.

Notes

  • You can use a 17.5-ounce pouch of sugar cookie mix and make your own cinnamon sugar mixture if you can not find Snickerdoodle mix in your local grocery store. You will need ¼ cup granulated sugar plus 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon. Follow the recipe as written otherwise.
  • Fresh apples are not a good substitute for the canned pie filling. You can use a homemade apple pie filling that is of similar consistency as a store-bought version if desired.
  • You can reserve the caramel sauce to add just before serving, or you can choose to add a tablespoon of it over top of a scoop of ice cream instead of over the warm cobbler.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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