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Cobbler is a traditional dessert that really can’t be topped…or so we thought. Generally consisting of a buttery biscuit-topped fruit filling, it’s an example of a dessert that isn’t overly sweet, letting the fresh fruit speak for itself. While it always hits the spot, we’ve got a serious sweet tooth that just can’t be sated, so we wanted to find a way to kick this cobbler up a notch – and so we did.

Why everybody’s so obsessed with biscuit cobblers, we’ll never understand; we topped ours with snickerdoodle cookies and it was quite possibly the best life decision we ever made. We used boxed cake mix to make the cookies, so this dessert comes together in a flash, and then all we had to do was form the cookies and put the whole thing in the oven! You need to try this, ‘cause it’s definitely a new favorite!

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

Serves 6-8


  • 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 1 package super moist white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss apples together with brown sugar and cinnamon.

  3. Transfer them to a large, 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine cake mix with unsalted butter and egg and mix until dough begins to form.
  5. Using your hands or a spoon, begin forming 1-inch balls and transfer them to a plate.

  6. In a shallow dish, whisk together 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until thoroughly mixed.
  7. Roll each ball in sugar mixture until completely coated, then place cookies evenly on top of apples.
  8. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until apples are tender and cookies are golden brown.

  9. Remove from oven and serve hot, garnished with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe adapted fromBaked By Rachel