Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles - apple pie filling stuffed inside thick and fluffy snickerdoodles!


I've been on quite the apple streak lately, starting with apple pie peanut butter cookie cups and now finishing it with these apple pie stuffed snickerdoodles. This is what happens when I find the best little apple orchard to pick from. I didn't even have to climb a ladder to get my apples. I couldn't believe how short the trees actually were. My 5-year-old could even grab them off the tree.

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When I think of food items that (Upstate) New York are known for, a few come to mind like apples, maple syrup, and grape pie. When Bob's Red Mill asked if I would like to participate in their 50 States of Cookies campaign, I immediately knew apple would be the ticket. I love that they want to celebrate the diversity of each state and what makes that state special in cookie form.

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles - apple pie filling stuffed inside thick and fluffy snickerdoodles!

These cookies will knock your socks off if you have one slightly warm. It makes everything so soft and pleasing. My husband thought he just had to have one as he left for work after lunch. I hadn't even gotten pictures of them yet, but because he's such a cookie fanatic I gave in to him and tossed one in a baggie. Apparently he was just anxious to give it to a secretary at work. He loves to share my goodies. She insisted that he told me that they were the best cookies that she's ever had. Now that's a pretty good cookie, if I say so myself. I was still gloating about it two days later.

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles - apple pie filling stuffed inside thick and fluffy snickerdoodles!

Have you had a chance to use Bob's Red Mill unbleached white all-purpose flour? It's a high protein flour that's used by professional bakers and produces high, well-textured loaves of bread equally as well as producing light, airy baked goods. You can see the long list of things that it's perfect for like cookies, cake, bread, biscuits, and even pancakes and pizza crusts. It's perfect for all my baking needs and versatile, sounds like a new kitchen staple for my house!

Let's show you how simple it is to make this recipe. Firstly, you need to get the apple pie filling ready. That way it has time to cool slightly and thicken while you're making that cookie dough.

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles - apple pie filling stuffed inside thick and fluffy snickerdoodles!

You throw all the filling ingredients into a pan and let it simmer until the apples soften and the syrup thickens.

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles - apple pie filling stuffed inside thick and fluffy snickerdoodles!

Just like that we've made the dough and now you need to assemble them.

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles - apple pie filling stuffed inside thick and fluffy snickerdoodles!

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop up the dough. Press a well into the center and fill with apple pie filling. Cover the bottom and make sure there are no holes. Remove from the scoop and toss into the cinnamon sugar. Then it's time to bake.

A stack of Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles with peaches in the background.

Apple Pie Stuffed Snickerdoodles

4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cookies
Calories 406 kcal


Apple Pie Filling

  • 1 ¾ cups apples peeled, cored, diced (2 medium apples)
  • 3 T. light brown sugar packed
  • ½ T. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. butter


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt



Apple Pie Filling

  • In a medium saucepan, add in the apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter. Stir to combine.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat and let it come up to a simmer and simmer for about 3 - 4 minutes until the syrup is thick. Be sure to stir continuously. The apples will be soft.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool while you make your cookie dough.

Cookie Dough

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the mixing bowl, add in the butter and shortening. Using a paddle attachment on medium speed, mix until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl down.
  • Add granulated sugar and the brown sugar. Mix on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla and one egg at a time and continue mixing. Once the egg is incorporated add in the second egg and continue mixing. Once both eggs are incorporated, scrape down the sides.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low until the flour starts to combine with the wet mixture. Scrape down the sides and turn the mixer up to medium until everything is combined.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop the dough up. Make a well in the center of the cookie using your thumb.
  • Add a small spoon full of apple pie filling into the cookie.
  • Cover the well up with more cookie dough. Press to together and even it out with the top of the cookie scoop.
  • In a shallow bowl, add in the granulated sugar and cinnamon for the coating. Stir together.
  • Place into the cookie into the cinnamon sugar. Roll the dough into it's completely covered.
  • Place on baking sheet to bake. Leave 1 to 2 inches between each cookie. Once the cookie sheet is full, bake for 12-16 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. Mine were huge and they took about 16 minutes.


Calories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1.7mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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  1. Well this is something different. I've never tied stuffing apples into a cookie. Thanks for sharing your unique recipe on Merry Monday. Pinned and will be featuring this in a party round-up.

  2. These sound amazing! I love the idea of apple pie filling stuffed inside a cookie! Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday this week; I'll be featuring your cookies at our upcoming party.

  3. Just made these tonight for a get together. They are out of this world yummy! I took out a quarter cup of sugar from the dry mixture, I think you could even take little more out to get more apple to come through the sweetness. Light and airy, these are better than apple pie!

  4. These look amazing! The perfect little surprise inside of an already perfect cookie. Everyone is going to LOVE these! Need to try them soon 🙂

  5. Miranda these look AMAZING! The cookies look so soft and puffy and perfect, and then the apple pie filling in the center...?! Drool!!

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