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Chewy Apple Butter Snickerdoodles

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  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


  • 3 1/4 all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup apple butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla

For Rolling: 

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Using a paddle attachment on a stand mixer, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until just combined.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl during the entire mixing process.  Mix in egg yolk, then apple butter and vanilla.  With mixer on low, slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl.

Using a cookie scoop with release, scoop out dough and roll in the palm of your hands.  Roll cookie dough in cinnamon and sugar mixture and evenly coat the cookie dough ball.  

Place on silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 9 minutes.  They’ll look slightly underbaked when you remove from the oven.  Do not overbake!

Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.