Apple Butter Snickerdoodles + Musselman’s Giveaway

Enjoy a taste of fall with these pillowy soft Apple Butter Snickerdoodles! Apple Butter Snickerdoodles | From:

Regular snickerdoodles are good, but when you add Musselman’s Apple Butter and apple pie spice, they move to a whole new level of deliciousness. If you like the classic snickerdoodles, you’ll flip for this delicious fall version!

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They’re chewy around the edges with soft, pillowy centers. I always like to under-bake my cookies to ensure the centers are extra soft and these cookies are no exception. Under-baking cookies helps them stay softer and fresher, but feel free to bake longer if you prefer firmer cookies.

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Another secret to keeping these cookies extra soft and fresh is to store them in a freezer bag with a a small piece of white bread. The cookies will absorb moisture from the bread, keeping them soft longer. Just remember to replace the bread when it starts to harden (if the cookies last that long!).

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With their crinkly tops and a dusting of cinnamon sugar, these Apple Butter cookies are sure to become a fall favorite in your house.

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The wonderful folks at Musselman’s are giving away a gift package that includes a jar of Mussleman’s Apple Butter and recipe cards to one lucky Sweet Pea’s Kitchen reader! If you haven’t tried apple butter in a while, it’s so much more than a spread. And if you’re looking for more apple butter recipes be sure to visit where you can download a free Apple Butter Recipe Book! #BetterWithAppleButter


How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post answering the question: “What is your favorite way to use apple butter?” Feel free to levee links to your favorite apple butter recipes. :)

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Apple Butter Snickerdoodles

Enjoy a taste of fall with these pillowy soft Apple Butter Snickerdoodles!

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (see note below)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Musselman’s Apple Butter
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper-and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and apple pie spice; set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat at medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the vanilla and apple butter and beat at medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed.

4. Place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon for rolling in a shallow bowl. Roll two tablespoons of dough into a ball, roll the ball in the sugar mixture, and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart. Butter the bottom of a drinking glass and then dip the bottom of the glass in the cinnamon/sugar. Flatten the dough balls with the bottom of the glass until they are about 1/2 inch thick, dipping the glass in sugar as necessary to prevent sticking (after every 2 or 3 cookies).

5. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until the edges are set and just beginning to brown but the centers are still soft and puffy, 8-9 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets about 2 minutes; using a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.

Recipe Notes:
To substitute Apple Pie Spice use 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon plus 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, dash allspice, and dash cloves or ginger

To ensure that cookies stay soft and fresh, place a small piece of bread along with the cookies in a zipper-lock bag.

Source: adapted from Crazy For Crust

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46 Responses to “Apple Butter Snickerdoodles + Musselman’s Giveaway”

  1. #
    L.L. d'Ambrosi — October 31, 2014 @ 7:38 am

    Buy only Mussleman’s apple sause/apple butter and am disappointed Wal-Mart does not carry their brand. Just like to glob apple butter on a hot biscuit or good bread and always combine applesauce with potato cakes. Yum.

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    Teresa Miller — October 31, 2014 @ 8:27 am

    My favorite way to use Musselman’s Apple Butter is just to top off my Cottage Cheese. IT is delicious that away!!

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    Mary C — October 31, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    I was going to say that my favorite way was spread on top of warm biscuits, but after I make these cookies, that might change!

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    Lyn — October 31, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    I have never tried Apple butter before, looks yummy

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    Lyn — October 31, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    I like you on facebook

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    Lyn — October 31, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    I receive your emails

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    Erika — October 31, 2014 @ 11:27 am

    Hi Christina! Thank you so much for having such wonderful recipes all the time! Fall is my favorite time of year and my house smells just yummy when I make some of your fall recipes. I use the Musselman’s apple sauce when I make cakes in place of the oil. It makes the cake super duper moist and lowers the fat content as well. I use Musselman’s apple butter on toast, english muffins, biscuits…lol, you get the picture! It tastes great any way!

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    Lyn — October 31, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    I like follow you on instagram

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    Erika — October 31, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    I have liked your Facebook page!

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    Lyn — October 31, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    I follow you and Musslemans on Twitter

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    Mary — October 31, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    I love to marinate pork chops in Musselman’s Apple Butter, Orange Juice, Soy Sauce and brown sugar overnight. Once baked, they are so delicious! I serve them with baked red potatoes, asparagus and popovers with maple butter or apple butter. Everyone raves! Yummy!!

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    Erika — October 31, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    I am not sure how to become a fan on Facebook…is that the same thing as liking your page? I did follow you and Musselmans on Pinterest though.

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    Liz — October 31, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    I love apple butter on sourdough toast.

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    Michelle — October 31, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    Apple Butter pancakes or just on biscuits

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    Jennie — October 31, 2014 @ 12:32 pm

    I receive your emails!

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    Katie — October 31, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    I love it on toast and oatmeal!

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    Katie — October 31, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

    RSS subscriber 🙂

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — October 31, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    I receive your emails and I pinned this—-and these cookies do look like little pillows!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — October 31, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

    Oops one email EACH. I do follow you on pinterest.

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    Mindy — October 31, 2014 @ 3:30 pm

    This will me new for us, I’ll have to try it.

  23. #
    Kelli — October 31, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    I’d love to try it on pancakes!

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    Kendra — October 31, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    I love ab on cornbread!

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    Kendra — October 31, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    I like on fb

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    Lisa — October 31, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

    just on a piece of toast!

  29. #
    Courtney — November 1, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    love it on English muffins

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    Courtney — November 1, 2014 @ 1:03 am

    following sweet peas on fb

  31. #
    LeAnn V — November 1, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

    We love to use apple butter for breakfast, on bagels, English muffins and toast.

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    LeAnn+V — November 1, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    Following Sweet Pea’s kitchen on Facebook (LeAnn Brandner Voyer)

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    LeAnn+V — November 1, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    Tweeted: and I’m following Sweet Pea’s kitchen and Musselmans

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    LeAnn+V — November 1, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

    Email subscriber.

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    D Schmidt — November 1, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

    I love to use apple butter in my pork recipes.

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    D+Schmidt — November 1, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    follow on twitter as mummytotwoboys1

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    Greg — November 2, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    These sound absolutely delicious.

  38. #
    LaTanya — November 3, 2014 @ 8:00 am

    I have not tried it, but I would try it on buttered toast

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    LaTanya — November 3, 2014 @ 8:02 am

    I Follow Sweet Pea’s Kitchen and Musselman’s on Pinterest

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    LaTanya — November 3, 2014 @ 8:03 am

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    Jan Hvizdos — November 4, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    My favorite way to enjoy Musselman’s Apple Butter is to pile it high on toasted and buttered cinnamon bread. Oh yum!!!

  43. #
    ilona t — November 6, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    on pancakes!

  44. #
    Christy Spurlock — November 6, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    I love apple butter on English muffins.

  45. #
    Jennie — November 8, 2014 @ 5:11 am

    I have only enjoyed it on a piece of toast! Your ideas look great.

  46. #
    Cindy — November 13, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

    First time EVER my snickerdoodles turned out perfect and puffy!!! Thank you, thank! Only thing, I wish you had told me which rack to back them on, since you were specific about the rack placement, and only one at a time. Thankfully, I think I chose correctly….the top one?

    By the way, yours is one of my all time favorite recipe blogs; have made so many of your recipes.

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