Snickerdoodle Cobbler, rich and buttery with a self-made sauce and warm cinnamon flavor. This cobbler is perfect for your fall spread or any time of year!
I’ve been a little cobbler crazy lately. I made Caramel Cobbler and Pecan Cobbler recently and had to send them away so I would devour all of them by myself! I could too. They’re just so dang good.
My plan for Thanksgiving is to put this in the oven when everyone gets here. By the time we finish dinner, this Snickerdoodle Cobbler will be ready and I’ll serve it hot with good vanilla ice cream. How does that sound?
If you enjoy the flavor in Snickerdoodle cookies, you’ll love this cobbler. It has the same wonderful, warm cinnamon notes.
This is a ‘dump’ type cobbler. You basically layer everything in a 9×13 inch pan. I don’t recommend cooking it in a smaller pan. Butter and brown sugar combine and cook into a rich caramel sauce.
I recommend using real butter in this recipe. It takes real butter to make a good caramel sauce. I have not tested it with margarine. I also use self-rising flour; it’s just convenient and easy and that’s what this dessert is all about.
This is one of my most favorite, if not the favorite, desserts. It’s just a bonus that it’s crazy easy to make!
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- 6 tablespoons butter real butter, no substitutions
- 1 and 1/2 cup self-rising flour
- 1 and 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 and 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 and 1/2 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt butter in 9x13 inch pan.
- Stir to combine, but do not over-mix
- Pour over melted butter.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over top of batter.
- Carefully pour hot water over butter and batter. Do not stir.
- Cook 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
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Billie Jo Lowrey says
I have made this several times and it never fails to be absolutely beautiful and delicious! Put over vanilla or butter pecan ice cream and people will absolutely love it! Most people have never heard of it, so it becomes a new fave!
Is thus recipe supposed to be runny when you take it out of the oven?
It will be thinner straight out of the oven but will thicken some as it cools.
Mine didn’t turn out so great. But then again I mixed both white and brown sugar when it said to mix the sugar in with the other ingredients. I didn’t get the crust on top and it was liquid in the very center of the 13×9 pan. I’ll have to try this recipe again another time.
Yeah, Ii hope you’ll try it again with the white sugar mixed with dough ingredients. Then the brown sugar sprinkled on top, the brown sugar helps create the caramel sauce. and the center should be ‘jiggly’ but not watery.
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make it?
Up to a day. It’s really best warm so if you make it early you may want to heat up a little before serving. I usually warm each serving in the microwave.
This looks so good! What a fun twist on a dessert classic!
I want to double this. I’ve made it several times. Family loves it. Would it still work if I doubled it?
Yes, but either cook it in a larger pan or two pans.
I also thought there were apples! I went ahead and added fresh peaches over the melted butter. Delicious!
I was thinking of using pears. Do you think that would work? Did you do anything to the peaches? I’m thinking just add the pain fruit and the sauce from the butter & brown sugar will do its magic.
What step do the apples go in the pan? It seems to be missing from the directions. Before or after the dough? you probably can’t mess it up 🙂 but just wanted to be sure!
This Snickerdoodle Cobbler doesn’t have apples. Here’s the link to the Best Caramel Apple Cobbler>>> https://www.callmepmc.com/best-caramel-apple-cobbler/
This was AMAZING!! Super easy & super delicious! We paired it with vanilla & pumpkin ice cream….omg! Thank you for such a versatile delicious recipe!
El Gould says
Just finished making the Snickerdoodle Cobbler tonight. It came out perfect…yummy! Great dessert recipe…so easy. Can’t wait for my daughter, grands, and son-in-law to taste it tomorrow. Thank you for an easy and scrumptious tasting dessert recipe. Can’t wait to see what’s next in your baking repertoire.
Not sure what went wrong, but this one was a huge disappointment! It ended up like hard, dense, oatmeal underneath watery syrup. Almost enedible ☹️ I followed instructions exactly and can’t figure out why mine didn’t turn out.
Maybe you used all purpose flour instead of self rising? I just did this and it turned out kind of like you’re saying. I made it again, though, with the modifications to turn all purpose into self rising, and it turned out perfectly.
this looks delicious. I want to make it for an occasion so I’m wondering if it’s in a 9X13 why does it say it only serves 6 to 8 people
It’s not very thick, maybe 1 and 1/2 inch tall
Has anyone tried making this in a crockpot?
Home made ice cream would be awesome. There are many recipes for no churn ice cream that are very tasty. Will be making this soon.
Ellen Berhane says
I came across your Peach Pecan Cobbler recipe and I’m a little like you in that I just Love, Love, Love reading recipes. I was so intrigued by the thought of pouring hot water over brown sugar and a batter that I had to try it because the idea sounded so far-fetched. Well, it was a sure hit!!! My daughter-in law just texted me that it was off the chain. That a crust actually emerges from beneath water is astounding!!! Can’t wait to try this one!!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for these posts. Now I’m a fan.
I don’t know what is better! The fun of making the silly thing, or EATING it! This is magic, I was cracking up at the pour the water over it stage. Too funny. I knew it worked because I shared it with a friend, who promptly made it and it was FABULOUS! So, now I am making one for my boss.. her birthday tomorrow. Thanks so much for such a fun and tasty recipe! This is a keeper for sure!
Made this for thanksgiving dinner and followed it to a T except the only pan i had was 11″x7″. It was delicious! Ooey gooey and perfect with ice cream. Everyone loves it and will make it again !
Thanks for telling me Jenna! I’m so glad you liked it.
Crystal Marie says
I may be missing something ( I am not a very good baker) What ingredients and how much do you use to make the caramel sauce? and when it says add flavoring is that the vanilla extract? I know this is a well detailed recipe but my head has it jumbled lol. I never knew I liked snickerdoodle until this week! There is a lady who you can order warm meals from once a week and this was the desert I ate the whole thing and didn’t share with anyone!! Please help me unjumble this easy recipe so I can try it!! and thank you so much!!
1. melt the butter in your pan in the oven
2. mix the flour, sugar, milk, vanilla extract (that’s the flavoring) and cinnamon together in a bowl.
3. Pour this flour mixture over the butter in the pan. do not stir it, just pour it on top of the butter.
4. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of this batter and do not stir it,
5. Carefully pour the hot water over the ingredients in the pan. do not stir.
it creates the sauce from the butter, brown sugar and hot water
don’t over think it, it is really really simple
it’s supposed to be runny and gooey, not dry
Crystal Marie says
Thank you! From the looks I truelly was over thinking it! Thank you again this break down is for SURE eany enough! I WILL be trying it this weekend! Stay tuned for results lol
Brenda R. says
Hi, Paula! I just came across your recipe and am excited to try it! One question… can you melt the butter in a saucepan and pour it into the 9×13 baking dish, and then add the other ingredients? Putting the actual baking pan you’ll be using in the oven to melt the butter, while still having steps to go in the recipe, sounds dangerous to me. I’m a klutz and afraid to get burned! Does it make a difference if you just add the melted butter to the pan rather than heat the entire pan to melt the butter? Thank you!
You can add the melted butter to the pan rather than melt the butter in the pan. I guess I started doing this for less clean up. 😉 You way is probably safer.
My daughter made this for my husband and I last week. To say it was delicious is most definitely an understatement! Not only does it taste heavenly, it also leaves the house with the wonderful scent of Fall.
Mines in the over now. Looking great. Can’t wait to taste!!
I was looking for a Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cobbler recipe when I ran across your recipe. I think that your recipe looks heavenly! 😉 I’m definitely trying this one!
I made this today, came out perfect. Use alot of sugar, but we enjoyed it with ice cream.
I made this today to take to a church function. First, it is so easy. Second, it made my house smell awesome! Third, I brought home an empty dish! Everyone loved it! Definitely a keeper. Thank you for a delicious recipe!
Thank you for your kind words. I’m so happy it was a hit, now you’ll need to make yourself one. 🙂 Have a great rest of the day.
Could you add fruit to this?
Yes, but then it would just be a peach, blueberry or blackberry cobbler. My point was to have a non-fruit cobbler.
Sarah Robinson says
Is the brown sugar supposed to be mixed in with the batter? All the recipe says is to mix in “sugar” then sprinkle the brown sugar on top…
No, the brown sugar is only sprinkled on top.
Sarah Robinson says
Oh good, I got worried when I went back and reread the directions! Thanks so much it smells amazing right now! 16 minutes left of baking.
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
You. Are. Kidding Me. My stomach is going crazy right now!!! Pinned and sharing!
I made this tonight & it was so runny. It did not turn golden brown after 35 minutes so I left it in the hoping that it would come together & it did not. I had a awesome smelling kitchen but burnt goop in my pan 🙁
I am afraid mine is on the same track. Has been baking for 50+ minutes and is still very soupy. Hoping to take it to a July 4th celebration soon! Please don’t disappoint!
Cobblers are not meant to be crispy or chewy. All cobblers are supposed to be gooey (with a consistency similar to oatmeal), which is perfectly okay because there aren’t any eggs that need to be fully cooked!
I halved the recipe and made it in an 8×8 pan for my Bible study. It worked really well. When only one girl showed up, we ended up canceling the Bible study, so my husband and I devoured the entire pan. My husband is extrememly picky about desserts, but now he’s begging me to make another batch tonight! So good!
This looks delicious! Do you have to use self rising flour?
No, you can use plain with baking powder and salt
Okay, thank you!
How much baking powder and salt do you use? And would the flour measurement stay the same?
I use self-rising flour and don’t use baking powder and salt.
I see that is what you use but in a previous post you indicated regular flour could be used and add salt and baking powder. Was hoping for those measurements. Thanks anyway.
Pam webb says
As a substitute for 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour,
Place 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup.
Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.
Combine with an additional 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
I found this recipe today and made it tonight. I do not eat alot of sweets, but I do love the flavors in snickerdoodle cookies. I followed the instructions to a “T” and this came out perfect. To me, it tastes like a cinnamon roll in a spoon! A new fave for my family! Thank you PMc.
I’m so glad you like it. It’s one of my favorites, love most anything with cinnamon! Thanks for letting me know!
Chris @ Celebrations At Home says
Paula this looks ridiculously good!
Staretta Shoemaker says
Got my Daughter a new stand mixer for Christmas. I think she needs to put the mixer to some good use and this would be perfect for her first recipe.
Yes, it’s a must! let me know if she makes it, I love this recipe.
pam (Sidewalk Shoes) says
I love these kind of cobblers – and this version sounds wonderful!
Thanks so much, Pam!
To make your own self-rising flour
I love them too, anything cinnamon. Thanks Amanda!
amanda @ fake ginger says
Stop. Snickerdoodles are my FAVORITE. I can’t even believe you made a cobbler out of them!
Ummmmm. I love this idea.
Great idea to make it a Snickerdoodle cobbler Paula! Yum!
heather @french press says
I love snickerdoodles, so I bet I would be all over this cobbler
Me too! Thanks Heather!
Would this be acceptable for breakfast?! Love this!
Absolutely, but do not put an egg on it! 🙂 And lunch and dinner too!
Julie | This Gal Cooks says
Well hello there, cobbler I want to eat for breakfast!
Well go ahead, I ate it for breakfast lunch and dinner for 3 days 🙂
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
L-O-V-E this idea for cobbler. But what if I ate the whole pan? Could happen. Thanks for sharing the idea.
Yes, easily done! I ate the whole pan in 3 days. I think my husband took 2 bites