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Looking for a tasty fall cookie? Snickerdoodles make an appearance at Christmas; however, I found a way to make them a fall treat by using a season fruit – apples! Between the cinnamon sugar coating and addition of apples, these cookies will soon be a year-round favorite.
Since this recipe only requires one apple, you can change up the flavor by choosing different apples when you make a batch. I had a few of the Ambrosia variety left and needed to use them up. The Ambrosia apple is very similar to the Golden Delicious and has a sweet flavor. I think the Granny Smith would be a fun addition for a little bit of a sharper flavor. The possibilities are as endless as the variety of apples available!
Ready for the recipe?
Try these cookies with your favorite apple and come back to tell me how they turned out!
Add a delicious fall twist to a batch of Snickerdoodles with apples!
- 3 cups flour all-purpose
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs large
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 apple finely diced
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 tsps cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line your pans with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and 2 tsps. of cinnamon together. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the butter, 1 ½ cups sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well until light and fluffy.
Gradually add the flour mixture until it is all combined.
Fold in the apple pieces using a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the ½ cup of sugar and 3 tsp. of cinnamon.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Place on cookie sheet, 1" apart.
Bake for approximately 9 to 10 minutes. The cookies will be fluffy and light in color but leave them on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes after removing from oven. Transfer to cooling rack and enjoy!
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