Snickerdoodle Pie

Nothing says comfort food like Snickerdoodle Pie. A cinnamon sugar syrup bakes into the bottom of this soft, cake pie based off of a favorite cookie recipe.

If you love our cinnamon rolls and our snickerdoodle cookies, you may like this easy snickerdoodle inspired homemade pie. It’s a classic and can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

two slices of snickerdoodle pie on a plate

Snickerdoodles may seem like a Christmas cookie, but our love for them never goes away, even in the summertime. Christmas is gone, but my craving for Snickerdoodles isn’t.

We love making pies from cookies…so I made the Potato Chip Chocolate Pie, I wondered if I could create other cookie pies. Like my favorite…..Snickerdoodles.

Why is it called a Snickerdoodle?

Although snickerdoodles have been around for centuries, no one is sure of their origin. I can’t pretend like I know the answer, but you can read some possibilities of the German, England or Dutch origin here.

pouring batter into a pie shell

Snickerdoodle Pie Crust

For this recipe, we used our best pie crust recipe…the one from my Grandma. Have you tried it? We highly recommend it for this pie.

You can also use a store-bought pie crust. Or…make a snickerdoodle cookie dough and press it thinly into the pie plate for a snickerdoodle cookie crust!

spreading batter in a pie shell

How to Make Snickerdoodle Pie

  • Prepare your favorite pie crust by rolling it out and pressing it into a 9 inch pan.
  • Spread the melted butter on the crust inside the pan.
  • Then sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar.

Make the Syrup:

  • Mix in the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, water, and corn syrup in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and let it boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla to the syrup. Mix and set aside to cool slightly.

Make the Batter:

  • Mix the butter until light and fluffy in your stand mixer.
  • Add in the the sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, egg, vanilla, milk, and flour as listed in the recipe below. Mix just until combined.
  • Spread evenly on your pie crust.
  • Slowly pour on the syrup over the dough. It sounds strange, but all of that syrup will sink to the bottom as the pie bakes making a gooey cinnamon layer.
  • Cover the edges of the pie in foil. This ensures that the edges of the pie won’t get too brown during cooking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Then take the foil off, and bake for the remaining 20 minutes.
  • Serve with ice cream or just enjoy it as is!

overhead view of snickerdoodle pie

Can I freeze Snickerdoodle Pie?

Yes! This pie will freeze well after baking. If you have leftovers, seal the slices in airtight containers. When you are ready to serve it, allow the pie to defrost before opening the container. This will keep the pie the freshest.

slice of snickerdoodle pie with ice cream

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2 slices of Snickerdoodle Pie
2 slices of Snickerdoodle Pie

Snickerdoodle Pie

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Nothing says comfort food like Snickerdoodle Pie. A cinnamon sugar syrup bakes into the bottom of this soft, cake-like pie based off of a favorite cookie recipe.
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pie pastry shell
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup

Batter:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the pie shell in a 9 inch pan. Spread the melted butter on the crust inside the pan. Then sprinkle on 1 tsp. each of cinnamon and sugar.
  • For the syrup, simply mix in the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, water, and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and let it boil gently for 2 minutes, stirring gently until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla to the syrup.
  • For the batter, mix the butter until light and fluffy in your stand mixer. Add in the the sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, egg, vanilla, milk, and flour as listed.
  • Mix just until combined. Spread evenly on your pie crust.
  • Slowly pour on the syrup over the dough, and cover the edges of the pie in foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Then take the foil off, and bake for the remaining 20 minutes. Serve with ice cream or just enjoy it as is!

Notes

The calories shown are based on the pie being cut into 8 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of pie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 434
Keyword cinnamon dessert recipe, easy cinnamon pie, easy pie recipe

Source: Mountain Mama Cooks

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OndLei
8 years ago

Question on this pie recipe – the third sentence says to sprinkle in 1 tsp each of cinnamon and sugar. The recipe doesn’t even call for that much cinnamon. What should it really be?

dina
8 years ago

this is so cute and looks yummy!

Notjustanotherfoodblogger
8 years ago

This looks delicious! One question – how much vanilla did you put in the batter? The instructions mention vanilla, but I don’t see it in the ingredients for the batter. I just put in a splash or two for my first try, and it’s in the oven now – looking forward to tasting it!

Dawn M
8 years ago

Just a heads up, the directions for the syrup say to mix sugar, butter, brown sugar, etc but the ingredients don’t say anything about granulated sugar.

Liz
7 years ago

I’m looking forward to trying this. thank you.