Just in time for the 4th of July, I am sharing a cookie bar that is a twist on an American favorite – apple pie! Now, don’t worry! I have not mastered the perfect pie crust and I am not flaunting my fluting technique. This is a time saving recipe that uses ingredients that you can easily keep on hand when you need a quick sweet treat! This recipe was inspired by the cherry pie sugar cookie bars over at Mostly Homemade Mom. I pinned them lickety split to my sweet stuff Pinterest board and I knew that I just had to make an apple version. And with only three ingredients, it is almost too easy to say hello to these easy apple pie snickerdoodle cookie bars!!
These bars start with a sugar cookie base and get a healthy dose of cinnamon sugar sprinkled on. Then, that cookie base is topped with rich, cinnamon-y apple pie filling (store bought or homemade). Finally, another layer of sugar cookie bits and cinnamon sugar top the pie filling and the whole thing is baked until hot and bubbly. Snickerdoodle cookies + apple pie = amazing easy apple pie snickerdoodle cookie bars! (Apple pie math – it’s a thing!)
These bars are the best of both worlds … apple pie and cookies with no utensils required! These are a great dessert to pack up for a summer picnic. Or, warm up a cookie bar and top it with vanilla ice cream for an a la mode treat!
apple pie snickerdoodle cookie bars
- One 16.5 oz tube of Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- One 20 oz. can of apple pie filling
- Cinnamon sugar 1/4 cup of granulated sugar & 4 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
Press 2/3 of the cookie dough into the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan.
Sprinkle with 2/3 of the cinnamon sugar.
Spread the apple pie filling over the cookie base.
Take small amounts of the remaining cookie dough, flatten it slightly and place over the pie filling. It will not cover the pie filling completely.
Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake in a 350* oven until the cookie dough is baked - mine took about 35-40 minutes.
Allow bars to cool and cut into squares.
Don’t be surprised if you start seeing other versions of this recipe …
Wouldn’t peach cobbler cookie bars be ridiculous? Or strawberry rhubarb cookie bars? Or chocolate cherry cookie bars? Oh, this could be a really
bad delicious thing!!
Because an apple a day keeps the doctor away AND makes awesome desserts and snacks, here are a few more yummy apple recipes:
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