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Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe (Appledoodles)

Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies (aka Appledoodles) are a fun twist on the classic Snickerdoodles! Chewy and flavorful, this is a great way to use up apples in the fall!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 28
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 apples peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and salt. Mix well and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix until creamy. Gradually add the flour mixture until combined. Fold in the shredded apples.
  • In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix well. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls using the palms of your hands. Roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated and place onto the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 11 to 12 minutes. Cookies will look puffy when done. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes and serve or store, covered.


  • The cookies will be puffy when they come out of the oven. Give them a few minutes to cool and flatten (if you can stand the wait).
  • Be sure to pat the grated apples dry before adding them to the batter in order to avoid a wet, gooey cookie.
  • Replace up to 1/2 cup of the sugar with brown sugar, if desired!


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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