Apple Pie Snickerdoodles are snickerdoodle cookies stuffed with apple pie filling and rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Each cookie has a crispy outside with a soft and chewy inside, including that classic apple pie flavor in every bite! It’s almost like eating a piece of apple pie with your hands, but, it’s okay because it’s a cookie! Be sure to try my apple pie bombs for another delicious treat filled with apple flavor!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Apple Pie Filling: I recommend my homemade apple pie filling, but you could certainly use canned filling as well. If you prefer to use fresh apples, I also have Apple Snickerdoodles that are delicious!
Cookie Dough: I used my delicious Snickerdoodle cookie recipe for the base of this cookie. They are delicious on their own, but I do love the added apple pie filling for this recipe!
Topping: Before being baked, the stuffed cookie dough balls will be rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Can I Make The Dough Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! If you want to get a head start on these cookies, prepare them up to the point of rolling the balls of dough in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. (Wait to roll in the topping until ready to bake the cookies.)
To Refrigerate: Once the cookies have been assembled, store them in an airtight container (or cover the cookies if they are on a baking sheet). They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days. When ready to bake, roll the cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture and bake as instructed.
To Freeze: To freeze, place the assembled stuffed cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet into the freezer and allow them to freeze for about 1-2 hours, or until they are firm. Once the stuffed cookies are frozen, you can transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable freezer bag. Label the container or bag with the date and contents for easy identification. Store the frozen stuffed apple pie snickerdoodles in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. When ready to bake them, take them out of the freezer, let them thaw slightly for a few minutes, and then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture just before placing them in the oven.
How to Store Apple Pie Snickerdoodles
Apple Pie Snickerdoodle cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days. You can also store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Can I Freeze Apple Pie Snickerdoodles?
Sure! After the stuffed snickerdoodles have been baked, let them cool completely. Next, store the cookies in a freezer-safe bag or container. Label and date the packaging; they will last up to 2-3 months in the freezer. When ready to enjoy, let them thaw at room temperature.
This recipe has been updated and improved based on reader feedback as of October 2023.
Apple Pie Snickerdoodles
- 1 cup (243 g) apple pie filling, homemade or canned, finely chopped, divided
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line three large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar until fully incorporated.
- Add in the vanilla and the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating between each addition.
- With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour, cream of tartar, soda, and salt. Mix until just combined.
- Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Place 2 teaspoons of apple pie filling in the middle of the dough. Bring the dough up around the apple pie filling, completely covering the filling, forming a ball.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.
- Roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes. After baking, carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
These really taste like apple pie! I love snickerdoodles and apple pie, what a fun combo!
These are easy to put together, especially if you use canned apple pie filling, for a wonderful and tasty fall treat.
These are a delicious twist on snickerdoodle cookies! They are so easy to throw together with some apple pie filling that you can make or just buy!
Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorite cookies! I really like the addition of apple pie filling. These flavors complement each other well. Simply, a soft and flavorful cookie.
Classic snickerdoodles are one of my favorites, but these are even better! The apple pie filling keeps them soft and moist, too!