Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie

Snickerdoodle Cookies
Photo/Jamie Jamison
My mom's favorite cookie in the world is Snickerdoodles, so I went on a mission to find the perfect recipe. This Cooking Light Snickerdoodles recipe, found on, looked promising. One reviewer called it "sinfully delicious", another simply called it "amazing".

Well, it is delicious and amazing, but I had a few difficulties with the recipe. The consistency of the dough was so thin, that I was only able to roll enough balls for one batch. The rest, I spread in a pie pan and sprinkled the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top. The cookies were good, but the cookie pie was absolutely marvelous! Save yourself a lot of trouble...bake the pie, not the cookies.

Amount per serving
Calories: 99 ♥ Calories from fat: 30% ♥ Fat: 3.3g ♥ Saturated fat:2g ♥ Monounsaturated fat:0.9g ♥ Polyunsaturated fat:0.2g ♥ Protein: 0.9g ♥ Carbohydrate: 16.9g ♥ Fiber: 0.3g ♥ Cholesterol: 15mg ♥ Iron: 0.5mg ♥ Sodium: 59mg ♥ Calcium: 17mg

Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt, stirring well with a whisk.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; beat just until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into pie pan; or shape dough into 30 balls (for cookies).
  6. Combine 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small shallow dish. Sprinkle over dough, if making Snickerdoodle Pie; If making cookies, roll balls in sugar mixture, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes or until tops crack.
  8. For Pie, simply allow to cook in pan.
  9. For cookies, Cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; cool on a wire rack.