Snickerdoodle Cobbler served with ice cream on a plate.
Snickerdoodle Cobbler is so easy to make with a cookie mix shortcut. Sweetly spiced and less time consuming than the classic fruit-filled dessert.
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Snickerdoodle Cobbler recipe could be the easiest way to cook an apple cobbler! Rich, buttery, soft, and sweet, this delicious dessert combines your favorite cinnamon-sugar cookie with a fruit filling and bakes it crowd-size.

Snickerdoodle Cobbler with a scooped of ice cream on a plate.


Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

Our apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler combines the convenience of a chewy snickerdoodle cookie mix with the taste of a homemade hot apple pie. It prepares it like an unconventional fruit-filled cobbler (because there’s both a top and bottom).

Imagine a cookie crust that sits below a sweet apple pie filling, where drops of dough bake on top until golden brown and bubbly. It’s a mouthwatering mash-up of cinnamon sugar cookies that meld with the fruit in the middle.

Customize your cobbler with your favorite canned pie filling flavors, then cook and serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream. Now you’ve created a deluxe Snickerdoodle dessert that’s absolutely delicious! 

snickerdoodle cobbler in a baking dish.

What Is A Cobbler

A classic cobbler is essentially a fruit-based (or sometimes savory) dessert baked with some kind of sweet topping but no bottom. Some are topped with a batter that bakes up like a cake, while others are topped with biscuit dough or pie dough.

Cobbler vs. Crisp

A cobbler, not to be confused with a fruit crisp, is made with a biscuit or cake-like layer (or, in this recipe, a cookie layer) baked on top of a fruity filling. A crisp, on the other hand, has a streusel-like topping with oats and often times nuts. Check out my Peach Crisp, Strawberry Crisp, and Apple Crisp recipes for a crunchy contrast to the soft fruit filling.

  • Quick and easy to make with a cookie mix shortcut.
  • Uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • Tastes just as delicious as a time-consuming, classic old-fashioned cobbler without the complication!
  • Better than a classic cobbler because there is both a cookie crust on top and bottom.
  • Has all the comforts of a classic apple pie with out the hassle of rolling out a crust.
  • Perfect for potlucks, parties, holidays, or any day dessert.

Snickerdoole Cobbler Ingredients

Snickerdoodle Cobbler ingredients.
  • Snickerdoodle cookie mix plus the cinnamon sugar pouch inside the package: I used the Betty Crocker brand but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Apple pie spice blend
  • Salted butter
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apple pie filling
  • Caramel dessert sauce: You can also make my homemade salted caramel sauce instead of using a store-bought sauce.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve your cookie cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle of caramel sauce, or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Pick Your Pie-Filling Flavor: You can customize your cobbler with your favorite fruit flavors. Feel free to substitute the apple pie filling with blueberry, blackberry, or cherry pie filling.
Snickerdoodle Cobbler in a glass baking dish.

How to Make Snickerdoodle Cobbler

  1. Make The Sugar And Spice Mixture: Combine the cinnamon sugar packet with the apple pie spice. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the mixture and set aside.
  2. Make The Cookie Mixture: Stir together the cookie mix, sugar and spice mixture, butter, egg, and vanilla until fully combined. Press half the cookie mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. Assemble: Spread the apple pie filling over the cookie base. Drop 1-1½ tablespoon-sized dollops of cookie dough over the fruit filling and then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top.
  4. Bake: Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
    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.
  5. Serve: Cool for 5-10 minutes, then drizzle with caramel sauce before serving. Enjoy!
press the cookie mixture at the bottom of baking dish. pour the apple pie filling on top. put cookie dough crumble on top of the apple pie filling and bake.

Tips For Making The Best Snickerdoodle Cobbler

  • 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.
  • You can reserve the caramel sauce to add just before serving or drizzle a tablespoon of it over a scoop of ice cream instead of directly over the warm cobbler.

How to Store Snickerdoodle Cobbler

  • To Store: This Snickerdoodle cobbler is best served warm. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat: Individual servings can be reheated in a microwave-safe bowl for 30-45 seconds or until warmed through.
scoop Snickerdoodle Cobbler using a spoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when my cobbler is done baking?

Your cobbler is done baking when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cobbler topping comes out clean. The top should be golden brown and bubbly.

Can I use fresh apples instead of canned apple Pie Filling?

Fresh apples are not a good substitute for the canned pie filling. You can use a homemade apple pie filling that is consistent with a store-bought version if desired.

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Snickerdoodle Cobbler served with ice cream on a plate.

Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Serves — 9
Snickerdoodle Cobbler is so easy to make with a cookie mix shortcut. Sweetly spiced and less time consuming than the classic fruit-filled dessert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 17.9 ounces pouch of Snickerdoodle cookie mix 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 ounces can of apple pie filling
  • ¼ cup caramel dessert sauce

Optional for serving

  • 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.
    17.9 ounces pouch of Snickerdoodle cookie mix, ½ teaspoon apple pie spice blend
  • 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.
    17.9 ounces pouch of Snickerdoodle cookie mix, ½ cup salted butter, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 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.
    21 ounces can of apple pie filling
  • 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.
    ¼ cup caramel dessert sauce, Vanilla ice cream

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: This Snickerdoodle cobbler is best served warm. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To Reheat: Individual servings can be reheated in a microwave-safe bowl for 30-45 seconds or until warmed through.
Tips:
  • 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.
  • You can reserve the caramel sauce to add just before serving, or you can drizzle a tablespoon of it over a scoop of ice cream instead of directly over the warm cobbler.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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