A secret shortcut makes my Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp so incredibly easy that you’ll want to make this recipe all autumn long!
Original content posted September 2017. Updated September 2019.
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In my last year of undergrad, I lived with three friends from my interior design program in an apartment downtown. On the third floor. With no elevator. At the end of a long day, walking up those flights of stairs was the last thing I wanted to do. But on occasion, an amazing scent would be wafting down the stairwell and it would make my feet feel a little lighter and carry me up the stairs a bit faster.
My roommate Carrie would be making her dad’s apple crisp recipe which was absolutely out of this world. My Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp recipe is based on that amazing recipe of my past, but made even more delicious.
An Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix?
YES! That’s my secret shortcut for this apple crisp recipe that takes just 15 minutes to prepare. Sliced Granny Smith apples are bathed in orange juice and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar before being covered with a snickerdoodle cookie mix and oatmeal and drizzled in melted butter. And yes, I guarantee that this Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp every bit as delicious as it sounds!
Do You Have to Peel Apples for Apple Crisp?
If you have extra time on your hands that you just don’t know what to do with, go for it. As for me, in my kitchen I say no! It not only saves you valuable time in the kitchen, but the peels add a bit of color to your finished apple crisp as well. Peels also happen to be rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them one of the most nutritious parts of a plant.
Simply remove the core from each apple and cut into 1/4″ slices. The thicker cut slices mean you won’t have any mushy apples in your baked Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp. Instead, you’ll be left with sturdier slices that will no doubt hold up to that scoop or two of vanilla ice cream you’ll want to serve on top.
This Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp isn’t my first foray into apple crisp creation, but it’s definitely my new favorite! I’ve also used my surplus of trick-or-treat candy to create my Halloween Candy Apple Crisp and spiced things up with my Mini Apple Crisps with Habanero Pretzel Streusel. I also combined two favorite fall fruits in my Pear Ginger Apple Crisp with Shortbread Crumble.
How to Make Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp
 Add apple slices into an even layer in a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
 Pour orange juice over apple slices.
 In a small bowl, add cinnamon and sugar.
 Whisk together to combine.
 Pour cinnamon sugar over apple slices in an even layer.
 In a small bowl, add cookie mix and oats.
TIP: The cookie mix typically comes with a spice packet. You’ll want to add this with the cookie mix and oats.
 Stir together to combine.
 Pour oat mixture over apple slices in an even layer.
 Drizzle butter over cookie mix and oat mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes or until topping is golden and apple mixture is bubbly.
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Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp
- 8 large Granny Smith apples cut into 1/4" slices
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 17.9-ounce snickerdoodle cookie mix
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add apple slices into an even layer in a greased 9x13 pan.
- Pour orange juice over apples.
- In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over apples.
- Stir together cookie mix and oats in small bowl. Spread evenly over apples.
- Drizzle butter over cookie mix and oat mixture, so that no dry mix is visible.
- Bake for 60-75 minutes or until topping is golden and apple mixture is bubbly.