Snickerdoodles are on of my favorite kinds of cookies: soft, chewy, crisp edges, and that sweet cinnamon sugar crust. But this fall I was looking for a way to spice up this long time classic, and what is more quintessentially fall than apple cinnamon? Nothing, nothing is. I know some of your might be thinking, what the heck is apple butter? Well it is basically a super rich, boiled down cinnamon applesauce with a delicious baked apple flavor. Can I get a "mmmmm"? So adding that flavor into a classic snickerdoodle cookie is just "mmmm" times two!
What you'll need:
-1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter
-1 cup apple butter
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 tablespoon cinnamon
-3 cups flour
-For the cinnamon sugar coating
-1 cup sugar
-2 Tbs cinnamon
What to do:
-Start off by whipping your butter and sugars until they are light and fluffy.
-Then add in your apple butter, egg, and cinnamon and continue to mix until combined.
-Lastly, go ahead and add in your flour 1/2 cup at a time until it's all mixed in.
-Throw your dough in the fridge for 2 hours (or the freezer for 30 minutes).
-Once your dough is nice and chilled, preheat the oven to 350, then start rolling out your cookies. (I made each cookie out of about 1Tbs of dough.)
-Roll your cookies in your cinnamon sugar, then put them on your lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart from one another.
-Pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes until your kitchen smells amazing, and ta da! You have your cookies!
These cookies are the perfect fall bite, and would make the perfect tailgating treat. They are also great for keeping for yourself and working on your winter sweater bod!