Apple Butter Snickerdoodles


These snickerdoodle cookies have a hint of apple butter for a different take on the classic favorite.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
46 cookies


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar, divided

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup apple butter

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  1. Whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl until combined.

  2. Mix together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir in egg and vanilla until incorporated. Add apple butter and mix until combined. Pour in 1/2 of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix just until no dry clumps of flour remain. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Mix together remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon in a shallow bowl or pie pan. Drop tablespoon-sized pieces of dough into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll into balls, coating well. Place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are just set, about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Use apple butter at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
2g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 46
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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