Appledoodles (Snickerdoodles with an Apple Twist)

Appledoodles are a fun twist on the classic snickerdoodles! Great way to use up apples in the fall!

At what point do I rename this website to reflect my obsession with all things apple? Actually, this might be my last apple-related post for a while. There are too many other recipes that need to be made, eaten and shared. Plus, can you believe Thanksgiving is coming up so quickly? What recipes would you like to see on here before then? Mashed potatoes? Pecan Pie Bars? Creamy Crockpot Corn? My favorite suggestion (left in comments below - please provide an email address!) might just receive a little something from me in the mail.

This twist on the delicious Snickerdoodle Cookie is pretty delicious, if I do say so. Before you wrap up your apple-love for the season, whip up a batch!

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Mix well and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla. 

Mix until creamy and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until combined.

Add grated apple (approximately 1 large).

Mix well.

In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.

Mix well. Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture until fully coated.

Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. 

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 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) and enjoy!

Appledoodles (Snickerdoodles with an Apple Twist)

Add a touch of apple to your snickerdoodles!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Nov 15, 2014

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Serves: 28

Total time: 30 min



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large apple, peeled and shredded (approximately 1 cup shredded)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.