Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Snickerdoodles are a cookie that just scream warm and cozy. They're the ultimate fall treat, and my grandma used to bake them all the time. She made a mean Snickerdoodle.

When thinking about how I could switch the recipe up and make it even more fall-friendly, one of the first thoughts that came to my mind was caramel apple. How could I incorporate the flavors of both caramel and apples into a batch of Snickerdoodles?

By adding applesauce and caramel extract. Yes to fall and apple recipes!

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Fall Recipe {MamaBuzz -}

Holy mackerel, these cookies are so yummy!

Fall recipe for Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

They disappeared within a couple of days, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm among the guilty, my hands in the cookie jar more than just a couple of times.

Below you'll find a printable recipe. These cookies are not as chewy as your typical Snickerdoodle, but they are so full of fall flavors. They'd make a delicious breakfast cookie, though probably not a very nutritious breakfast.

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles {MamaBuzz -}

Oh well, they make a yummy dessert! I hope you enjoy!

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies {MamaBuzz -}

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Yield: 36

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies {MamaBuzz -}

Fall recipe for Caramel Apple Snickerdoodles.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • Cookies -
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
  • 4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tbsp. caramel extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. skim milk


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and applesauce, mixing well.
  2. Add dry ingredients, mixing until ingredients are well combined and you have a soft dough.
  3. Mix cinnamon sugar coating for cookies. Add dough by teaspoonful to ungreased cookie sheet. Use a flat bottomed glass to dip in cinnamon sugar coating; then flatten cookies to about 1/2 to 1 inch thickness.
  4. Bake at 400° for about 8-10 minutes or until cookies begin to turn golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 1-2 minutes on cookie sheet. Then remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool.
  5. Mix frosting ingredients. Add frosting to squeeze bottle or cake decorating bag. Drizzle frosting over cooled cookies.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  7. (Recipe adapted from Snickerdoodles recipe in 1969 Betty Crocker's Cookbook)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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