The temperature dipped down to a cool 92 degrees for one day last week, which can only mean one thing – Fall in Texas is right around the corner! Even though it climbed back to 100 degree days soon after, I felt the first hint that my FAV season of the year would be here soon.
September has rolled around and it makes me crave all things Fall! And these Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites, with a punch of spicy clove, are all things fall, rolled into a perfect bite size portion.
The best part is how super simple they are to make and whip up in just a matter of minutes. Perfect for last minute guests or just when you are craving a taste of Fall.
Canned Apples and Snickerdoodle Cookie mix makes this recipe super simple and easy; but, the added addition of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon gives it a warm homemade taste.
The best part about this recipe, besides the AH-mazing flavor, is that you get to use the mini-muffin pan! I love anything & everything in a mini version & that’s what makes this sweet treat all the better.
Mix the Snickerdoodle Cookie mix according to package direction. Using a small ice cream scoop, dip out 1″ balls of dough and roll in the cinnamon mixture, that came with the cookie dough mix. I highly recommend a small ice cream scoop…it is invaluable in the kitchen. But, you can just drop the dough by the tablespoon and roll in the cinnamon/sugar.
Poop each dough balls individually into the muffin pan and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown .
When done take out of the oven and quickly press the back of a tablespoon size measuring spoon into the dough, to form the indention for the cup.
Let cool in pan 3-5 minutes then carefully pop out and sit aside to cool completely.
Now for the yummy filling– Apple Pie in a Can! I like to mix in some added flavor using cinnamon, nutmeg and ground clove to give it a powerful punch of all the yummy flavors of the Fall Season. Now, I know canned apple pie filling is already flavored, and of course can be used as is straight from the can and will be delicious. If you do not like the added punch of spice flavor, just omit the added cinnamon, clove and nutmeg or season to taste.
Of course you could also cook down fresh apples to form the filling or even use peaches instead of apples. The spices will really stand out on their own regardless of the fruit you use.
Pour the canned apples into a bowl, add a touch of cinnamon, a sprinkle of nutmeg and smidge of ground clove and give the apples a good chop. You want to chop and turn the bowl, then stir with a spoon and repeat until the apples are diced small.
Once mixed, use the small ice cream scoop to fill the Snickerdoodle cups with the apple mixture and serve (or save them all for yourself!)
Perfect as is or even better drizzled with caramel or served with ice cream! I love serving these mini treats even as an appetizer and they are perfect to take for a pot luck or to the office to share with co-workers.
Cinnamon Spice Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bites
- 1 package Betty Crocker Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix (1 cookie mix + cinnamon sugar mix that comes with cookie pouch)
- 1 tbs water
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c butter, melted
- 1 can apple pie filling
- 1/8 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with cookie pray, thoroughly.
- Mix cookie mix, according to directions. If using the Betty Crocker mix, stir together egg, butter, water and cookie mix until dough forms.
- Pour the cinnamon sugar mixture from the cookie mix into a plate or flat bottom bowl.
- Using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, scoop the dough into balls and roll each ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture and then place into the mini muffin pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Immediately after removing pan from oven, use the back of a tablespoon measuring spoon to press down and make an indention in the top of each cookie.
- Let cookie cups cool in pan for 3-5 minutes and then gently pop out each cookie using a knife or edge of a spoon and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Pour the contents of the apple pie filling into a bowl. Add the ground clove, ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon. Using a knife, chop up the apples then stir the mixture to combine the spices.
- Using the small ice cream scoop or tablespoon, place a little apple mixture into each cookie cup. If desired, you can sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture or serve with ice cream or a drizzle of caramel.