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Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

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Apple pie screams “FALL SEASON!” And snickerdoodles are a classic holiday treat. Instead of going for the same old cookie, I decided to combine these two awesome classics into one, super soft, ultra flavorful cookie!  I’ve done Snickerdoodle Cinnamon Roll Cookies, and a fun Snickerdoodle Banana Bread Muffin, but never anything quite like these! They are a super soft and moist cookie, and super simple to make.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups apple (peeled and diced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons + about a 1/2 cup Apple pie spice (or make your own- 3-4x this recipe: 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon allspice)
  • 1/2 cup sugar

MAKE THEM:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In your mixer, cream the shortening, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt until combined.

Alternate adding dry mixture with greek yogurt to the batter.

Cut apples and coat with 2 tablespoons flour + 2 tablespoons apple pie spice.

Fold apples into batter.

Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie. I use my medium cookie scoop.

Mix 1/2 cup apple pie spice + sugar until well combined.

Roll in the apple pie spice/sugar mixture until well coated.

Place a couple inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, then pull out of oven and let sit another minute before transferring to cookie rack to cool.

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5 from 6 votes

Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

These sweet, super soft cookies are the perfect combination of two holiday favorites - apple pie, and snickerdoodle cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups apple peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons + about a 1/2 cup Apple pie spice or make your own- 3-4x this recipe: 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In your mixer, cream the shortening, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  • Alternate adding dry mixture with greek yogurt to the batter.
  • Cut apples and coat with 2 tablespoons flour + 2 tablespoons apple pie spice.
  • Fold apples into batter.
  • Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of batter per cookie. I use my medium cookie scoop.
  • Mix 1/2 cup apple pie spice + sugar until well combined.
  • Roll in the apple pie spice/sugar mixture until well coated.
  • Place a couple inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, then pull out of oven and let sit another minute before transferring to cookie rack to cool.

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

13 Comments

  1. Dorothy Boucher Reply

    5 stars
    I have got to try these, they look delicious!! and we love snickerdoodles.
    @tisonlyme143

  2. 5 stars
    I like the flavors in these cookies. Do the apples stay crisp or get cooked down?

  3. 5 stars
    Woo-hoo! Could I possibly save these for myself and not share them out? LOL! It would be tempting, right? But I know the family will love these. Pinned & planned. Thanks!

  4. PiroskaPiros Reply

    These snickerdoodles sound heavenly! I’m going to try to make some this weekend.

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