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Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites

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Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites for all occasions. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste. Do you like snickerdoodle cookies? I am a true fan.

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites that you will love. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

Have you ever tried any dessert with snickerdoodle cookie dough? You haven’t? Now, it’s your chance! Make the best out of apple season and make Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites, I’m sure you’ll love them. These charming small bites are sooo delicious and you’ll love the way they look.

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites that you will love. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

Which ingredients are necessary to make Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites? 

  • TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE MINI CUPS:
  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/.2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
  • Cooking spray
  • TO MAKE THE APPLE PIE FILLING:
  • 4 Apples
  • 2/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites for all occasions. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

How to make Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites? 

To make snickerdoodle mini cups:

First, mix sugar and cinnamon in a smaller bowl. You will be using this mixture later for coating the dough balls.Next, combine dry ingredients: flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon. Meanwhile, mix butter and sugar until smooth,in a separate bowl, then add an egg and vanilla and beat some more until it’s all combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Next, scoop the dough with a small (1 tablespoon ) cookie scoop, then roll  it in sugar and cinnamon mixture and place in a mini muffin tin sprayed with  non-stick spray. There should be 36 balls altogether. Bake them at 350 F for 10-14 minutes or until the edges get golden brown. Take them out of the oven when they’re done and make an crater in the top of each cookie by pressing the back of a tablespoon into each mini cup. Let them cool for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack. 

To make the apple pie filling:

Start by peeling and dicing apples (apple dice should be around a 1/4 inch). Next, put water, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cornstarch in a pan, stir well and cook at medium heat until it thickens, for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Then, fold in apples, stir well and continue cooking for 10 more minutes stirring from time to time until the apples soften. Let it cool, then fill mini cups with apple pie filling. Serve with caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream or with some whipped topping on top.  

This is just a short version of the recipe. Detailed instructions with the list of all the necessary ingredients and their quantities can be found at the bottom of the post in a recipe card. 

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites that you will love. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

Tips and tricks for perfect Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites: 

Use cream of tartar only, not any kind of substitutes. 

Butter should be soft, room temperature so that you can beat it well.

Eggs should also be room temperature.

Beat butter and sugar well, for about 4-5 minutes.

Double roll the balls into sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Do not over bake! If you want soft cups, you mustn’t over bake them. 

Can  they be prepared earlier? I recommend preparing the cups a day before. In that case store them in an airtight container. Apple pie filling can also be made a day before and kept refrigerated, although making it on the day of serving is a much better option. Filling the cups should also be done on the day of serving.  

Can I use canned apple pie filling? Yes, if you prefer it or don’t have enough time for preparing a homemade one. I am always in favor of homemade apple pie filling! 

What sort of apples should I choose for the apple pie filling? I used Granny Smith, but Golden Delicious and Gala would also do. 

How to store the leftovers? Store them in an airtight container, keep refrigerated for 2-3 days. then take out of the fridge  20 min before serving. 

Can I freeze Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites? Yes, you can freeze baked cups and fill them after defrosting. 

A tip: If  36 bites is too much for you, make as many as you need and use the remaining dough to make cookies: scoop 1 spoon of dough, roll it into  sugar and cinnamon mixture and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost it before baking, take it out of the fridge 20 minutes earlier, then bake for 10 minutes at 350F or until the edges get golden brown.

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites for all occasions. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

If you like apple desserts or the ones with apple pie filling, check out APPLE CHEESECAKE TACOS and APPLE PIE CINNAMON ROLL UPS. You can find more recipes with apples here APPLE DESSERTS

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites – snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites for all occasions. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites

Yield: 36 bites
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites - snickerdoodle mini cups filled with homemade apple pie filling are perfect small bites that you will love. I like to prepare them for holidays because they look fancy on a holiday dessert plate and everyone loves their amazing taste.

Ingredients

  • TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE MINI CUPS:
  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/.2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract 
  • Cooking spray
  • TO MAKE THE APPLE PIE FILLING:
  • 4 Apples
  • 2/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice

Instructions

  1. TO MAKE CINNAMON SUGAR MIXTURE - Put cinnamon and sugar into a smaller bowl and mix. Set it aside. 
  2. TO MAKE SNICKERDOODLE MINI CUPS - spray mini muffin tin with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Then, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer, at medium speed for 4-5 minutes until smooth. Next add an egg and vanilla and mix some more until combined.
  5. Finally, add flour mixture and continue mixing at low speed until well combined.
  6. Scoop the dough with a small (1 tablespoon ) cookie scoop, then roll  it in sugar and cinnamon mixture and place in a mini muffin tin. There should be 36 balls altogether.
  7. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges get golden brown. Take them out of the oven when they’re done and make an crater in the top of each cookie by pressing the back of a tablespoon, or a shot glass into each mini cup. Let them cool for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack. 
  8. TO MAKE THE APPLE PIE FILLING -  Start by peeling and dicing apples ( apple dice should be around a 1/4 inch).
  9. Next, put water, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cornstarch in a pan, stir well and cook at medium heat until it thickens, for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  10. Then, fold in apples, stir well and continue cooking for 10 more minutes stirring from time to time until the apples soften.
  11. Let it cool, then fill mini cups with apple pie filling. Serve with caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream or some whipped topping on top.

Notes

  • Use cream of tartar only, not any kind of substitutes. 
  • Butter should be soft ,room temperature so that you can beat it well. 
  • Eggs should also be room temperature. 
  • Beat butter and sugar well, for about 4-5 minutes.
  •  Double roll the balls into sugar and cinnamon mixture. 
  • Do not over bake! If you want soft cups, you mustn’t over bake them. 
  • Can  they be prepared earlier? I recommend preparing the cups a day before. In that case store them in an airtight container. Apple pie filling can also be made a day before and kept refrigerated, although making it on the day of serving is a much better option. Filling the cups should also be done on the day of serving.  
  • Can I use canned apple pie filling? Yes, if you prefer it or don’t have enough time for preparing a homemade one. I am always in favor of homemade apple pie filling! 
  • What sort of apples should I choose for the apple pie filling? I used Granny Smith, but Golden Delicious and Gala would also do. 
  • How to store the leftovers? Store them in an airtight container, keep refrigerated for 2-3 days. then take out of the fridge  20 min before serving. 
  • Can I freeze Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites? Yes, you can freeze baked cups and fill them after defrosting. 
  • A tip: If  36 bites is too much for you, make as many as you need and use the remaining dough to make cookies: scoop 1 spoon of dough, roll it into  sugar and cinnamon mixture and freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost it before baking, take it out of the fridge 20 minutes earlier, then bake for 10 minutes at 350F or until the edges get golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

 

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